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Consult the Backpacking merit badge book ($5; scoutstuff.org) for more detail.
2. True (The metal frame absorbs the charge and directs it into the ground.)
4. The manual says 40 and 60, but avalanche experts say 30 to 45. (Give yourself a point for either answer.) 5. c
7. a (Remember: Red and yellow, deadly fellow. Red and black, friendly Jack.)
15. a (After every few trips, vacuum the zipper to remove dirt and debris.)
22. False (Ice may damage skin and tissue.)
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