Senior Tracker

The Senior Scout Tracker Badge

  1. Pass or have passed the Observer or Tracker badge.
  2. Recognise and explain 2 different characteristics in each of 3 different human footprints, barefoot or shoed, and recognise and explain 2 different characteristics in each of 3 different types of simple human tracks.
  3. Solve with reasonable accuracy, 3 tracking stories in sand, snow or other suitable natural material.
  4. Make 6 plaster casts of the tracks of birds, animals, car or cycle. All casts to be taken unaided and correctly labelled with date and place of making, 2 at least to be of wild birds or animals.
  5. Lay a trail of at least 800m in length containing at least 4 different kinds of sign made of natural materials. 40 to 60 signs to be used and the route to be over ground with which the Scout is unfamiliar. Roads may be crossed but not followed. The trail to be followed by Scouts of Second Class standard.