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It is the sixth week of 100 Days of Scouting. Time for another Scout Trivia quiz. Today’s theme is outdoor skills. These ten questions come from the Scout Mania trivia book, and are based on the 1984 Boy Scout Handbook. Are you ready to begin? I thought you would be.

1) How can you prepare questionable water for drinking?

2) There are two basic primitive fire making methods. What are they?

3) For quick pot washing, what should be done before cooking?

4) A good map tells five things. Name three.

5) Name four knots used to tie a rope to an object.

6) Name three types of poisonous snakes in the United States.

7) When you mask your ax, what are you doing?

8 ) What is “bird seed” used on a hike?

9) When hiking, how often and how long should you rest?

10) How did the sheet bend get its name?

And a bonus question: 11) What does green on a topographical map represent?

Yeah, that is right.

Eleven questions this week.

I know you can handle it.

At least I thought you could.

Are you ready for the answers?

Okay then, let’s begin.

1) Boil it or use purification tablets.
2) Fire by friction, fire by flint and steel.
3) Smear soap powder or softened soap on the outside of the pot.
4) Description, details, directions, distance, designations.
5) Half hitch, slippery half hitch, two half hitches, clove hitch, timber hitch, tautline, lark’s head.
6) Copperhead, rattlesnake, coral, cottonmouth.
7) Sheathing it.
8 ) It is a hiking snack.
9) Every half hour, and no longer than three to five minutes.
10) From “bending” (tying) a “sheet” (rope on a sail).
11) Woodland areas, swamps and marshes, orchards and scrub lands.

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    It is the fifth week of 100 Days of Scouting, 2011. Time to dig out that 1984 Boy Scout Handbook for another ten questions from the Scout Mania trivia book. Today’s subject is General Trivia. (Keep in mind that these questions were based on the 1984 edition of the Boy Scout Handbook. This is important to keep in mind as you take this quiz.) Good Luck!

    1) Name three of the four common methods for cooking meat.

    2) What do you call a rope with a toggle on one end and an eye splice on the other?

    3) There are many ways to personally measure distance. Name five.

    4) Name two common methods for preparing fish.

    5) When talking about boating, what is a “PDF”?

    6) Give three of the four common fair weather signs.

    7) How many ability groups are there in the Safe Swim Defense? Name them.

    8 ) In relation to fire building, what is “punk”?

    9) What is the difference between the lines on your map and the direction the compass points?

    10) How long must you hold your hand over the coals to know you have a moderate temperature for cooking?

    That ends the ten questions for today.

    Or would you like another ten?

    I see some of you raising your hand.

    Unfortunately, I do not have the time,

    at the moment,

    to post another ten questions,

    so you will have to wait until next week.

    Here are the answers for today’s quiz:

    1) broiled, pan broiled, stewed, fried.
    2) A Commando rope.
    3) Handspan, finger, shoe, foot, arm span, arm length, height, arm reach, pace walk, pace run.
    4) Frying, poaching.
    5) Personal floatation device.
    6) Red shy at night, sailor’s delight. Swallows flying way up high means there’s no rain in the sky. If smoke goes high, no rain comes by. When the dew is on the grass, rain will never come to pass.
    7) Three. Nonswimmer, Beginner, Swimmer.
    8 ) The flammable material needed to catch the spark from steel.
    9) Declination.
    10) Four to five seconds. (Will be about 350-400 degrees.)

    Did you do well? Do you enjoy these trivia quizzes? Leave a comment.
    100 Days of Scouting: Day 30.

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      It is the fourth week of 100 Days of Scouting. That means it is time for another trivia quiz about Boy Scouting, based on the 1984 edition of the Boy Scout Handbook. Will you do better this week then you have with the previous quizzes? I guess we will have an answer to that question a few minutes from now. Today’s questions come from the “People and Places” section of the Scout Mania trivia book. (Keep in mind that these questions were based on the 1984 edition of the Boy Scout Handbook. This is important to keep in mind as you take this quiz.) Good Luck!

      1) What is the name of the entity charged with operating a pack, troop, or post?

      2) From what did Lord Baden-Powell develop the Scout Motto and Scout Law?

      3) What famous Scouting artist was awarded the Silver Buffalo?

      4) Which President was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award?

      5) Who sits on the patrol leader council?

      6) How many national High Adventure Base Camps are available to Scouts and Explorers?

      7) How many people make up a good wilderness backpacking crew?

      8 ) Who is the only man designated Chief Scout Citizen?

      9) What is the maximum number of people in a group for a wilderness expedition?

      10) What group is responsible for the troop’s welfare?

      That brings this ten question quiz to a close.

      I hope you studied this time,

      after all, you want to look good in front of the Scouts.

      Don’t you?

      Even a little bit?

      Okay then, here are the answers.

      Hopefully, you get at least seven correct.

      This time.

      1) A chartered organization.
      2) The Knight’s Code.
      3) Norman Rockwell.
      4) Gerald Ford
      5) Senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leaders, scoutmaster.
      6) Five.
      7) Four.
      8 ) Theodore Roosevelt
      9) Eight to ten, including one adult. (Remember, this was before two deep leadership.)
      10) The troop committee.

      How did you do this week? Leave a comment and let us know.

      100 Days of Scouting: Day 23.

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        As we enter the third week of 100 Days of Scouting, it is time to ask you more trivia questions. As in previous trivia posts, the questions come from the 1986 Scout Trivia book. Today’s questions are taken from the “Basics and Badges” section of the book. (Keep in mind that these questions were based on the 1984 edition of the Boy Scout Handbook. This is important to keep in mind as you take this quiz.) Good Luck!

        1) What is the color of the background on the Scout Rank Badge?

        2) If Scouting is a game, what are the rules?

        3) Why is the left hand used as the Scout handclasp?

        4) How many merit badges are required for the rank of Life Scout?

        5) What other items, besides merit badges, can be worn on the merit badge sash?

        6) What do the three points of the Scout Badge represent?

        7) What are the two ways a Scout can salute the United States flag?

        8 ) How far must a Scout hike to complete the camping skill award?

        9) What are the signs that you belong to the world brotherhood of Scouting?

        10) With slight changes, what symbol is commonly used by Scouts around the world?

        And that ends the questions for today.

        Please put your pencils down.

        Pass your paper to the Scout on your right.

        Spit balls belong in the wastebasket.

        Let’s check your answers.

        1) Yellow.
        2) The Scout Oath Scout Law, Scout Motto, and Scout Slogan.
        3) Because it is the hand closest to the heart, the hand of friendship.
        4) Eleven.
        5) None.
        6) The three parts of the Scout Oath.
        7) Out of uniform – hand over heart. In uniform – the Scout Salute.
        8 ) Two and one half miles.
        9) The Scout sign, Scout handclasp, Scout Salute.
        10) The trefoil badge.

        Pass your papers back to their owner. How did you do this week? Everyone must have failed last week because no one left a comment.

        100 Days of Scouting: Day 16.

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          As we enter the second week of 100 Days of Scouting, I thought it might be fun to ask you all a few trivia questions and see how you do. Just like in previous trivia posts, the questions from this one come from the 1986 Scout Trivia book. These questions are taken from the “Social Skills” section of the book. (Keep in mind that these questions were based on the 1984 edition of the Boy Scout Handbook.) Good Luck!

          1) What causes fainting?

          2) Which flag was raised over General George Washington’s headquarters on January 1, 1776?

          3) There are seven basic silent Scout hand signals to direct a group of Scouts. Name four.

          4) Most accidents are minor. Name three accidents called “hurry cases”.

          5) What part of the Boy Scout uniform can be used as a cravat bandage?

          6) Why would a few coins in your pocket be helpful in an emergency?

          7) What system of signaling uses two flags?

          8 ) What is the dignified way to destroy a Uniter States flag?

          9) What direction does blood flow in an artery?

          10) What are three ways you can make your community the best it can be?

          Are you done?

          Are you sure of your answers?

          You are? Hmmmmm.

          You better look them over one more time.

          By the way, this is 100 Days of Scouting, Day 9.

          Okay then, here are the answers…

          if you are sure you are ready for them.

          1) Not enough blood going to the brain.
          2) The Grand Union Flag.
          3) Single rank, council, troop circle, open columns, close columns, parallel file, dismissal.
          4) Breathing has stopped, blood is spurting, poison has been swallowed, heart attack.
          5) Scout neckerchief.
          6) They can be used for a pay phone. (If you can find one in 2011.)
          7) Semaphore code.
          8 ) Burn it.
          9) Away from the heart to the body.
          10) Know your community, take part in it, feel pride in it.

          How did you do? Which questions caused you to get out your old handbook?

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            How did you do with the trivia quiz, part one? Are you ready for my Follow Me Boys trivia quiz, part 2? You must be, or why are you here? Get your pencil and paper ready. (I recommend a pencil in case you need to erase an answer. Let’s get started.

            1) How much did Ralph Hastings say the lake property was worth if properly developed?

            2) Who did Whitey marry when he grew up?

            3) What year did the formal Scout camp start being built on the donated lake property?

            4) Who made the decision that Lem needed to retire as scoutmaster when his health started failing?

            5) What title did the troop committee give to Lem when he retired as scoutmaster?

            6) What was the house number of Lem and Vida’s house?

            7) Which one of Lem Siddons’ Boy Scouts became the governor?

            8 ) What was the name given to the Scout camp built on the donated Siebert property?

            9) What actor played the young Whitey?

            10) What year was Follow Me Boys first released in the United Sates?

            Remember to double check your answers before scrolling down.

            Exchange your quiz paper with the person to your right.

            No cheating is allowed.

            You are trustworthy, aren’t you?

            A Scout is all 12 points of the Scout law.

            Do you think you did better this time?

            Okay, enough of this.

            Here are the answers.

            That is, if you are ready for them.

            If not, go back to the top of the page.

            1) Half a million dollars.
            2) Nora Thompson
            3) 1950
            4) The troop committee.
            5) scoutmaster emiritus
            6) 244
            7) HooDoo
            8 ) Camp Siddons
            9) Kurt Russell
            10) 1966

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              I bet you have seen the movie. Many Scouts and Scouting volunteers have. But were you paying close attention? I recently watched the movie again (it is one of my favorites) and I took a few notes while it played. Let’s see how well you can answer the following trivia questions about Disney’s Follow Me Boys. (By the way, this is the first of two parts.)

              1) What was the troop number of Lem Siddon’s troop?

              2) What was the name of the boy Whitey rescued from the cliffside?

              3) What name was on the patch located above the troop number on the troop’s uniform?

              4) What rank patch did Vida sew onto Whitey’s uniform just before Lem got home?

              5) Two boys were in Whitey’s bedroom when he decided to run away from home. What were their names?

              6) What were the names of the three patrols in Lem’s first troop?

              7) What was the nickname of the boy who slept with the canon in the 1944 troop?

              8 ) What knot did the Lieutenant want Lem to tie when he was in the POW camp?

              9) What was the name of the Boy Scout Patrol that captured the tank?

              10) (Extra bonus) What was the “working title” of the movie while it was being filmed?

              Now, before you scroll down for the answers, double check your answers.

              You are going to be graded you know.

              No cheating is allowed.

              You are a Boy Scout, Cub Scout, or Scout leader, aren’t you?

              A Scout is trustworthy.

              Do you think you did well?

              Okay, enough of this.

              Here are the answers.

              If you are ready for them, that is.

              1) One
              2) Ronny
              3) Hickory
              4) First Class
              5) Leo and Hoodoo
              6) Hawks, Beavers, Panthers
              7) Tiger
              8 ) Sheep shank
              9) The Hawk Patrol
              10) On My Honor

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                It is that time once again. Time for another ten questions from the Scout Mania trivia book. The theme this time is “Outdoor Skills”. Keep in mind, these questions are based on the 1984 Boy Scouts of America Scout Handbook, not the current handbook. Are you ready to begin?

                (Question answers will be written at the bottom of this post, and are from the Scout Mania book. No cheating is allowed, after all, you are a Boy Scout or Scout leader, correct?)


                1) When sleeping on the ground, what is the “old camp” rule?

                2) What is most commonly used to sharpen an ax or knife?

                3) What is called the true woodsman’s fire starter?

                4) When not using an ax, how should it be stored?

                5) What do black rectangles on a map represent?

                6) Name the four kinds of end knots.

                7) What is the material called that flares when touched by a match?

                8) Name the seven knots that are used for joining two ropes together.

                9) Name the four types of fire lays for building fires.

                10) How can you prepare questionable water for drinking?

                Okay, do you have you answers chosen? Are you ready for the correct answers according to the Scout Mania Trivia book? Here they are….

                1) Have as much under you as over you.
                2) An oiled sharpening stone.
                3) Fuzz sticks.
                4) Stick it in a log or sheath it.
                5) Buildings
                6) Overhang, figure eight, stopper, stevedore
                7) Tinder
                8) Square, surgeons, shoestring, fisherman’s, sheet bend, blood knot, fisherman’s surgeon knot.
                9) Tepee, lean-to, fire-stick, crisscross.
                10) Boil it or use purification tablets.

                Did you do well? Stay tuned for more trivia in future postings.

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