Scouting's 'urban Legends'

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There are many urban legends, suppositions and old wives tales that have circulated in Scouting circles for years or decades. They are often mentioned and rarely resolved. Three fairly thin documents will resolve most - The Guide to Safe Scouting (No. 34416A), The Insignia Guide (No. 33066. )and the Advancement Committee Guide Policies and Procedures (No. 33088) Here's a chance to test your knowledge of oft misunderstood polices and procedures.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You may only wear the current uniform used by your division of Scouting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Webelos is the plural of Webelo
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Filing a Tour Permit assures that you will be covered by BSA insurance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Eagle projects must involve a minimum of
    • A. 

      50 man-hours

    • B. 

      75 man-hours

    • C. 

      100 man-hours

    • D. 

      125 man-hours

    • E. 

      There is no minimum requirement

  • 5. 
    The work done for Eagle projects must-
    • A. 

      Be an original idea

    • B. 

      Not be similar to one done in your district for the last five years.

    • C. 

      Not be similar to one done in your Troop in the past year.

    • D. 

      Not be done for the same organization as one completed by another Scout within the past 12 months.

    • E. 

      You may pick a project that has been done before.

  • 6. 
    Merit Badge requirements must be completed;
    • A. 

      Within six months of starting the badge with the same counselor.

    • B. 

      Within six months of starting the badge with any counselor.

    • C. 

      Within one year of starting the badge with any counselor.

    • D. 

      Only with the same counselor with which they began

    • E. 

      Before the Scout's eighteenth birthday.

  • 7. 
    For a Scout to earn the rank requirement 'be an active member of his Troop and Patrol' he must;
    • A. 

      Attend a minimum of 75% of meetings and 50% of outings.

    • B. 

      Attend a minimum of 50% of any meeting or outings of his Troop and Patrol.

    • C. 

      Do his best to be active on his honor as a Scout.

    • D. 

      Attend 75% of all troop functions.

  • 8. 
    It shall be the responsibility of the troop committee, under the leadership and guidance of the local council, to make sure that the program of the the troop is conducted in such a way that Scouts have an opportunity to advance and may amend or lend definition to advancement requirements to meet with local conditions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False