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The Boy Scout Quiz Answers & Scoring

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

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