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.
How did you do this week?