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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.

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

  1. I got 100% on my first try. It would be nice to see the statistics from this.

  2. Boogerdemon238 // August 1, 2019 at 3:25 pm // Reply

    1 and 2 were no-brainers for me. I got 💯 too.

  3. i missed the last one . .
    ^

  4. 11-yr old Life Scout // June 8, 2019 at 8:33 pm // Reply

    I got 💯!

  5. that one weeaboo // February 16, 2019 at 8:12 am // Reply

    I’m not even a scout and I got a 100

  6. 68! Not even scout yet! I learned a lot from my uncle’s old book.

  7. I got 100%

  8. im a tender foot

  9. E Gamer 563 // August 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm // Reply

    awwwww! 25%

  10. HyperGamer650 // August 14, 2018 at 9:19 am // Reply

    6.8

  11. Anonymous Star Scout // August 12, 2018 at 8:41 pm // Reply

    7/8

  12. How do I use my digital watch as a compass?

    • Boogerdemon238 // August 1, 2019 at 3:27 pm // Reply

      I don’t even have any idea how that kid was using his regular watch as a compass xD

    • You need hands on your watch. You hold your watch horizontally, aspoint the hour hand at the Sun. South is halfway between there and 12 o’clock. Although, you might be able to imagine the hands and get a approximation…

  13. Squirrelzilla // August 1, 2018 at 12:56 pm // Reply

    I got em all right but my brother got 2/8 xD

  14. shark hunter 8,000,000 // July 23, 2018 at 7:27 pm // Reply

    I did fair.

  15. 100 percent, and I am not a Tenderfoot.

  16. 100%!!!

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

    has anyone noticed that noone is on 40-49%

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

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

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

    50 I got 50 I guessed all of them

  20. 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

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

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

  22. I’m useless in this quiz

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

    missed one not even a scout

  24. 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. This is what scouting should stress, field craft

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

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

    100%!!!

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

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

  30. 100!!!!!!

  31. 100% I know scouts!

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

    8 for 8 here! Great find!

  33. Got em all right! YAHOOO made Tenderfoot!

  34. 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.

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

  36. 80-89% Not bad, I feel I could’ve done better

  37. Tenderfoot Ugg

  38. 6 out of 8! not that bad

  39. 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.

  40. i failed 61%

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

    i got 8/8

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

  43. 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.

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

  45. 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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