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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.

34 Comments on How Well Would You Do on This Quiz From 1949?

  1. 100 percent, and I am not a Tenderfoot.

  2. 100%!!!

  3. wizzlemygnizzle // August 10, 2017 at 2:43 am // Reply

    has anyone noticed that noone is on 40-49%

  4. Eagle scout's sister // August 9, 2017 at 9:14 am // Reply

    I’m not in Boy Scouts and I got 100% first try

  5. Comet boi // June 6, 2017 at 4:09 pm // Reply

    50 I got 50 I guessed all of them

  6. MinecraftMeteorYT // May 26, 2017 at 4:35 pm // Reply

    the last one I thought it looked like sand from a beach so I saw sea gull and clicked it for 12 percent so I got an F

  7. StickyMolasses // March 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm // Reply

    It’s hard to see with the black and white photographs

  8. I’m useless in this quiz

  9. uncle henry // March 20, 2017 at 8:54 am // Reply

    missed one not even a scout

  10. 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. This is what scouting should stress, field craft

  12. These are the sort of things that scouting should stress. Basic field craft

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


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

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

  16. 100!!!!!!

  17. 100% I know scouts!

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

    8 for 8 here! Great find!

  19. Got em all right! YAHOOO made Tenderfoot!

  20. 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.

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

  22. 80-89% Not bad, I feel I could’ve done better

  23. Tenderfoot Ugg

  24. 6 out of 8! not that bad

  25. 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.

  26. i failed 61%

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

    i got 8/8

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

  29. I still read some or my old scouts 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.

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

  31. 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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