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The Trail to First Class program is designed for boys who have just begun Scouting and are working toward the rank of First Class.  The program centers around the outdoor requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. 


Trail to First Class is available as either a morning or an afternoon session, for two hours each day.  As part of the TTFC experience, each participant will also have the opportunity to complete Mammal Study merit badge.  The staff will work with each boy on basic Scouting skills, including:


  1. Knot Tying

  2. First Aid

  3. Use of Camp Tools

  4. Hiking

  5. Tree and Plant Identification

  6. Flag Ceremonies

  7. Firebuilding

  8. Compass Skills and Orienteering


Through the Trail to First Class program, young Scouts are given a structured program to adjust to life at camp and to introduce them to the program around them.  While the TTFC program meets at a base area in the center of camp, the whole camp itself is the classroom.  Activities are conducted on the trails and in the program areas.  Scouts are instructed in small groups, according to rank and learning is hands on, with low camper to staff ratios.


More than half of the Scout’s day is still available for merit badge work or open programming. 


Scouts will practice skills at TTFC, but ultimately it remains the Scoutmaster’s right to sign off on completion of a rank requirement.  A record of all skills completed will be given to the Scout and to the Scoutmaster at the end of the week.

On The Trail To Eagle

Area Merit Badges

(links to requirements)

Mammal Study


Other Area Programs

Totin’ Chip

Firem’n Chit

Twin Rivers Council, BSA