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Backwoodsman (Baden Powell Service Association Scout Group)

  • 1

    Know how to make an emergency lean-to shelter.

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  • 2

    Know how to catch and skin a rabbit, or catch and clean a fish – Or - be able to cook, satisfactorily (over a wood fire in the open) a potato stew and make a “twist” baked on a stick, using no utensils and only a billy can.

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  • 3

    Demonstrate 3 of the following:

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    • a

      Improvised methods of moving injured persons having due regard to their safety and comfort.

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    • b

      Climbing a tree to a height of at least 24 feet from the ground and lashing on the foundation spars of a look-out post.

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    • c

      Rowing a boat, paddling a canoe, for at least a 1/2 mile.

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    • d

      The construction of a sundial, or a gadget to find the True North.

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    • e

      Any method of purifying contaminated water and of straining muddy water.

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  • 4

    Demonstrate knowledge of the dangers of exposure and its treatment.

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