Backwoodsman

Backwoodsman

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Backwoodsman:
(1) Make a satisfactory shelter for two people out of materials available locally and sleep in it, for at least one night, preferably alone or with another scout other than a Dwitiya Sopan Scout.
(2) Be able to cook his food for night without utensils. (Troop camps should not be counted for this test.)
(3) Prove his skill in finding his way alone without using maps of roads or making enquiries across unknown country to a well defined point not visible at start.
(i) by day using a compass for distance of not less than 5 kms.
(ii) by night using stars for distance of not less than 2 kms.
(4) Use a primus stove and cook his meal.
(5) Have attained Tritiya Sopan standard in pioneering.
(6) Know how to use a First Aid box, and know dangers of unprotected drinking water and methods of purifying it.
(7) Know how to identify 2 poisonous snake in your area and know how to manage snake bite. Scout Proficiency Badges 107
(8) Build a ‘still to collect water by condensation for drinking water and demonstrate a way to make water fit for drinking.

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