Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pathfinding Merit Badge

Pathfinding Merit Badge
Pathfinding Merit Badge
To obtain a merit badge for Pathfinding a scout must:

1. Know every lane, by-path, and short cut for a distance of at least two miles in every direction around the local scouts' headquarters in the country.
2. Have a general knowledge of the district within a five mile radius of his local headquarters, so as to be able to guide people at any time, by day or night.
3. Know the general direction and population of the five principal neighboring towns and be able to give strangers correct directions how to reach them.


4. Know in the country in the two mile radius, approximately, the number of horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs owned on the five neighboring farms: or in a town must know in a half-mile radius what livery stables, garages and blacksmiths there are.
5. Know the location of the nearest meat markets, bakeries, groceries, and drug stores.
6. Know where the nearest police station, hospital, doctor, fire alarm, fire hydrant, telegraph and telephone offices, and railroad stations are.
7. Know something of the history of the place, its principal public buildings, such as town or city hall, post-office, schools, and churches.
8. As much as possible of the above information should be entered on a large scale map.

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