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Observer (Baden Powell Service Association Scout Group)

  • 1

    Demonstrate your ability to stalk and use cover, camouflage, winds, shadows and background by doing the following:

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    • a

      By Day:

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      • i

        Cross 1/2 mile of open country to approach an observer in a known location.

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      • ii

        Camouflage yourself against 3 different backgrounds, if possible under varying weather conditions.

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    • b

      By Night:

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      • i

        Approach, unseen and unheard, within a reasonable distance, according to local conditions at the time of the test.

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      • ii

        Locate and pass between 2 observers stationed a reasonable distance apart according to conditions at the time of the test.

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  • 2

    Give proof of having stalked and studied at least 4 wild birds or animals in their natural state in the open by describing the results of your observations, or by producing sketches or photos which you made.

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  • 3

    Make at least 3 plaster casts of the tracks of animals 1 of which must be wild.

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