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How well would you do on this quiz from 1949?

In the October 1949 issue of Boys’ Life magazine, a Tenderfoot Scout named “Quizzie Jr.” challenged readers to a Scout skills quiz. Take it and see if you can do as well as your grandparents did.

20 Comments on How well would you do on this quiz from 1949?

  1. Let's go Warriors // June 10, 2016 at 11:31 am // Reply

    100%!!!

  2. there maybe gps’ but map and compass are still taught to scouts

  3. didn’t see all of the answers or I would have gotten a 100! missed 1

  4. 100!!!!!!

  5. 100% I know scouts!

  6. Yankee Woodsman // May 6, 2016 at 1:01 pm // Reply

    8 for 8 here! Great find!

  7. Got em all right! YAHOOO made Tenderfoot!

  8. I would have gotten them all if the pictures were of a higher quality. Could not even see the axe in the first one. Several others were very unclear also.

  9. I got 7 of eight missing the first one. I guess it depends on what type of metal your axe is made of.

  10. 80-89% Not bad, I feel I could’ve done better

  11. Tenderfoot Ugg

  12. 6 out of 8! not that bad

  13. I made 70-79% the first time, but the second time I made a 90-100. I think it was interesting to know that in 1949 these things were valued knowledge in a Scout.

  14. i failed 61%

  15. boyscout101 // October 8, 2015 at 4:21 pm // Reply

    i got 8/8

  16. Now I want to go and learn some of the pictured things. Got 6/8

  17. I still read some or my old scouts books.one thing I love to see is how to make a tent, however we had to use cotton sheets because there was no Money. the home made tents was nice unless it rain that day. we also cook tin can. We all enjoyed it.

  18. Interesting that so many questions were about field orientation and mapping skills. Today there are GPS devices and scouts often overlook these important skills.

  19. One of the many reasons I joined Scouts in the 50’s was the opportunity to learn things like this! Thanks for the memories!

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