The Baden-Powell Scouts' Association

Traditional Scouting for the 21st Century!

  1. Demonstrate ability to trail animals using cover, camouflage, winds, shadows and background by:

    During the day:

    Cross 800m (Half a mile) of open country to approach an observer in a known position or, shadow a subject over 800m in town and report his actions.

    By night:

    (i) Approach unseen and unheard, within a reasonable distance, a subject whose position is known.

    (ii) Locate and pass between two observers stationed a reasonable distance apart.

  2. Camouflage against three different backgrounds under varying weather conditions.
  3. Give proof of tracking and studied at least 4 wild birds and animals in their natural environment and record your observations by sketches or photographs.
  4. Make at least 3 plaster casts of tracks of animals, one of which must be wild.

Note: In all cases, the subject must be known to the Scout.