|| Bronze Boomerang
|| Silver Boomerang
|| Gold Boomerang
|Tests 1-7 are mandatory
Test 4 - Outdoor Scouting (Outdoor Scouting)
|Compass and Navigation
||Discuss how a compass works and show you know the four principal points.
Make a simple compass.
|Demonstrate an understanding of how many degrees there are in a compass and the eight principal points.
Use a compass to follow a trail, which includes at least six compass points.
|Use a compass to plan a bushwalk route on a map.
Use a compass to set a simple trail, including six compass points, for the rest of your Pack to follow.
Discuss the eight principal points and the associated degrees.
|Maps and Hiking
||Attend at least two outdoor outings with your Pack.
Dress correctly and pack your own daypack for the outings.
|Use a road map to work out the distances between two towns named by a Leader.
Demonstrate five trail signs.
|Explain scale and contour lines
Explain at least eight map symbols and be able to find them on the map.
Using at least five different trail signs, make a track for the rest of your Pack to follow.
||Demonstrate the correct way to strike a match.
||Discuss ways that fires can start in the home and the bush.
||Explain about different types of cooking fires and demonstrate at least one.
||Prepare and cook for yourself a damper/twist.
||On a fire you prepare and light, cook a meal such as sausages or food in a foil pouch.
||Using your cooking fire, prepare a meal for yourself and an adult, including meat, vegetable and a hot drink.
This Boomerang test can also be found on pages 20 (Bronze), 35 (Silver) and 50 (Gold)
of your yellow Australian Cub Scout Record Book.