Quartermaster

The Senior Scout Quartermaster Badge
1.     Have acted as Quartermaster for a Scout Group or Section for at least 6 months.
2.     Show a knowledge of sound methods of storing tents, tools, cooking equipment and ropes, and show that he is carrying these methods out in practice.
3.     Demonstrate his ability to re haft and re wedge an axe.
4.     Demonstrate 2 of the following:
a.     Repairing a tear in a patrol tent
b.    Replacing a guy line on a patrol tent
c.     Re-proofing a hike tent
5.     Demonstrate how to sharpen an axe using a grindstone and a carborundum stone, and how to replace a saw blade
6.     Show that he has kept efficient simple records of an Equipment Store, including issues and returns. Show a knowledge of how to make provision in his records for the replacement of expendable items, and how to deal with depreciation.
 Alternative
1.     Have acted as Quartermaster to a Troop or Colony/ Pack Camp or Colony/ Pack Holiday of at least 5 days duration.
2.     Display a knowledge of how to store in camp:
a.     Foodstuffs
b.    Equipment
3.     Produce a set of menus covering 48 hrs that he has actually used in connection with a Troop or Colony/ Pack Camp, and be prepared to discuss the menus.
4.     Show that he understands the need for a balanced diet in camp, and that he is able to produce it at reasonable cost, and keep simple accounts.
5.     Demonstrate 2 of the following:
a.     Repairing a tear in a patrol tent
b.    Replacing a guy line on a patrol tent
c.     Re-proofing a hike tent
d.    Re-hafting an axe
6.     Submit to the Examiner a list of the tools which he would take to camp, including those required for emergency repairs; show that he can use and take care of all of them and justify his inclusion of each tool on the list.