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Backpacker Magazine –

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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I. P. freely
Sep 19, 2013

y0 d!s quiz g0t no thwag!!!111

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Moriarty
Sep 19, 2013

great quiz. I am a 13 year old life scout and I knew all of them. this will be great for zombie 2013

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David Grueser
Jul 27, 2013

27: Eagle Scout - 1981; Scoutmaster - 2011 ->

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backpckr
Jul 26, 2013

22 points! And I could quibble on a few of these. Not bad for an old Second Class Scout. But I've been teaching this for over 40 years.

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William
Jul 23, 2013

Score:25...guess I can keep my Eagle rank.

Sam
Aug 07, 2010

I am a boy scout, and most of what we are taught is simple logic. I am surprised more people don't exercise thinking when going into the woods. Simply sitting down with a survival book for 20 minutes could save your life. I recommend that those reading this think up an emergency plan before their next excursion.

Menlo99@aol.com
Sep 20, 2009

what is truly amazing about the Boy Scouts is that they are all between 11 and 18 years of age, and can navigate their way successfully thru the back country, in all types of weather and have fun doing this.

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