The Boy Scout Quiz Answers & Scoring

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ANSWERS

Consult the Backpacking merit badge book ($5; scoutstuff.org) for more detail.

1. c

2. True (The metal frame absorbs the charge and directs it into the ground.)

3. c

4. The manual says 40 and 60, but avalanche experts say 30 to 45. (Give yourself a point for either answer.) 5. c

6. c

7. a (Remember: Red and yellow, deadly fellow. Red and black, friendly Jack.)

8. Frostnip

9. b

10. d

11. c

12. False

13. b

14. declination

15. a (After every few trips, vacuum the zipper to remove dirt and debris.)

16. d

17. c

18. c

19. c

20. False

21. b

22. False (Ice may damage skin and tissue.)

23. 25

24. Snowcave

25. False

26. 12-24

27. d

Score

Give yourself 1 point for each correct answer.

Less than 10 points:The Webelos have 50,000 troops and 1.6 million members. There has to be a pack near you.

11-20 points: Congratulations! You’ve earned a pair of poly/cotton Boy Scout shorts!

21-27 points: Next stop, Eagle Scout