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Can You Pass A Test Written For Boy Scouts?

"On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight."

  1. Camping merit badge:
    Which of the following is
    NOT part of the Outdoor Code?

    Boy Scouts Of America
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    "Be aware of your surroundings" is not part of the Outdoor Code.

    Via Boy Scouts of America
  2. Cycling merit badge:
    Which illustration
    shows a properly sized
    and fitted helmet?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A bicycle helmet should fit snugly over your head and sit low on your brow. Two good rules of thumb: your helmet should stay put on your head even when it's not strapped and should rest with enough space for about a finger or two above your eyebrow.

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  3. Citizenship in the Nation
    merit badge: The preamble to the
    Constitution lists the key functions
    of the government. Which of the
    following is NOT one of them?

    Boy Scouts Of America
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The unalienable rights to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” are from the Declaration of Independence, not the preamble to the Constitution.

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  4. Citizenship in the World
    merit badge: Which of these
    organizations facilitates
    cooperation between law
    enforcement agencies
    internationally?

    Boy Scouts of America
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    INTERPOL is short for “International Criminal Police Organization” and it focuses on fighting transnational crimes and fostering cooperation between international police forces.

  5. Signs, Signals and
    Codes badge: Which of the following semaphore
    signals spells “cat”?

    Boy Scouts of America
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Scouts should be familiar with semaphore, scout signals, American Sign Language, and Braille.

  6. Cooking merit badge:
    Which of the following wild mushrooms is toxic?

    Boy Scouts of America
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Conocybe filaris are common lawn mushrooms and can be found growing throughout the US, but especially in the Pacific Northwest. They contain amatoxins and are deadly poisonous.

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  7. Lifesaving merit badge:
    Which of the following is
    a sign of spinal injury?

    Boy Scouts of America
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    One of the requirements for the lifesaving merit badge is to identify and manage a spinal injury, the symptoms of which can include: back pain, numbers or tingling in extremities, difficulty with balance, and loss or bladder/bowel control.

  8. Environmental Science
    merit badge: Which of the
    following gases does NOT
    contribute significantly to
    the greenhouse effect?

    Boy Scouts of America
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Argon is abundant in Earth’s atmosphere, but is chemically inert. Argon fluorohydride is one of the only neutral chemical compounds of Argon, but is only stable at extremely low temperatures. It does not exist naturally in our atmosphere or contribute to the greenhouse effect.

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  9. Hiking merit badge:
    Which part of the compass
    is the orienting arrow?

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    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The orienting arrow is used to orient a compass to a map.

  10. First Aid merit badge:
    When using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    on an adult, where should
    you place the pads?

    Boy Scouts of America / first-aid-product.com
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Most AEDs will have a diagram to make pad placement very clear. The pads should be placed in such a way that allows the current from the AED device to pass through the heart.

    Via first-aid-product.com
  11. Swimming merit badge:
    Which of the following is
    NOT one of the eight Safe
    Swim Defenses?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Dieting is not part of the eight defenses. They are: Qualified Supervision, Physical Fitness, Safe Area, Lifeguards on Duty, Lookout, Ability Groups, Buddy System, and Discipline.

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