Scout Olympics



Overview:
Before the event, each patrol chooses a nation to represent. Events are a mixture of scout-skill tests and physical contests. Emphasis is on fun, teamwork & sportsmanship. As in the real olympics, prizes should be gold, silver & Bronze medals. All the events are quick (5 or 10 minutes, except for a few things like Archery or Rifle). The idea is to keep things moving rapidly, and not dwell too long on any one event. Scoring is assessed separately for each event--there is no overall winner.


Event Scheduling:
For a small number of patrols (20 or less), the events don't need to be set up in a rigid schedule. In fact, keeping a loose schedule makes things easier to organize, and gives scouts a chance to exhibit leadership and self-direction. There is a common misconception that activities need to be regimented and kept under a tight rotation in order to prevent traffic jams and keep things moving. On the contrary, scouts prefer that each patrol is simply given: 1. A list of events 2. A well-marked map. 3. A sheet of rules (starting times, ending times, etc.) And turned loose.


Events:
Archery

All safety rules apply. Each contestant has five arrows. Scoring is by Accuracy and then by time incase of a tie. Time limit is 5 minutes.

Rifle All safety rules apply. Scoring is identical to Archery.

Orienteering Timed orienteering course.

Push ups Do as many as possible in 1 minute

Sit ups Do as many as poasible can in 2 minutes.

Discus Throw Each scout is given three throws. Only the best throw counts.

Running Long Jump Each scout is given two leaps. Only the best one counts.

Standing Long Jump Each scout is given two leaps. Only the best one counts.

Leaf ID Scouts are shown several leaves. Name as many as you can in 3 minutes. Scoring goes by number of correct and then by time in case of a tie.

Track ID Same process & scoring as Leaf ID

Foot Race One lap around a marked path.

Relay Race One lap each around a marked path, passing the baton each time. If the baton is dropped, a 30-second penalty is added.

Giant Clove Hitch Tie a clove hitch around a tree without going in side the circle.

Knot-tying Scouts are given clues to a knot, and must tie the right knot correctly (Clove Hitch, Timber Hitch, Sheep Bend and Tautline Hitch.) Score 2 points for each correct knot.

Fireman’s Carry The “fireman” must run to the “victim,” pick them up in the firemans cary and carry the “victim” back to safety. Scoring is on correctness of form and

Scout Trivia Scouts are asked question. Right answers gain 5 pts. Wrong answers lose 5 points.

Chubby Bunny Scouts must stuff crackers (or marshmallows) in their mouths, and be able to say "chubby bunny" without swallowing or spitting. Most marshmallows in the mouth wins.

Note! This activity should *NOT* be part of a scout function--it has been linked to several choking deaths in children. See this article for more details.


Scout Trivia Questions:


Q: What knot is know as the joining knot because, it is the first scout learns when joining BSA?

A: Square Knot

Q: What is the Patch worn at the top of the left sleeve?

A: Council Patch

Q: For what rank must you sleep in a tent you help pitch?

A: Tenderfoot

Q: A scout is _____, if he is willing to volunteer?

A: Helpful

Q: What direction is at the top of most maps?

A: North

Q: What color is the north end of a compass needle, usually?

A: Red

Q: A frog, toad, and salamander are what kind of animal?

A: Amphibians

Q: If the sun is in front of you in the afternoon, you are facing _____

A: West

Q: Plants turn what into nutrients for the trees and oxygen for us.

A: Carbon Dioxide

Q: Do wraps go around fraps or fraps around wraps?

A: Fraps around wraps

Q: Begins with the phrase "On my honor...".

A: Scout Oath or Promise

Q: Badge worn on the right shirt pocket?

A: Temporary Patch or Insignia

Q: For what rank must you whip a rope?

A: Tenderfoot

Q: A scout is _____, if he is polite to everyone?

A: Courteous

Q: On a map, What is a heavy thick brown line?

A: Index contour

Q: Compasses point _________ north.

A: Magnetic north

Q: A snake, lizard, and turtle are what kind of animal?

A: Reptiles

Q: The Moon rises in the _____

A: East

Q: What type of trees bear cones and have needlelike leaves?

A: Conifers or Evergreens

Q: Lashing used to bind two poles that are laid side by side? This lash uses fraps.

A: Shear lashing

Q: What is the Scout Slogan.

A: Do a Good Turn Daily

Q: Badge worn on the left pocket.

A: Badge of Rank

Q: For what rank must you identify local poisonous plants

A: Tenderfoot

Q: A scout is _____, if he treats others as he wants to be treated

A: Kind

Q: On a map, What is a black square with a flag

A: School

Q: Compasses point magnetic north, but maps point ________ north.

A: True north

Q: Herbivore animals eat.

A: Plants

Q: Walk 1 yard turn left 120 degrees, walk 1 yard turn left 120 degrees, walk 1 yard. Where are you?

A: Where you started (began)

Q: What type of trees have flat leaves?

A: Broad leaf(leaves)

Q: Lashing used to bind two poles at any angles that is not a right angle.

A: Diagonal lashing

Q: What is the Scout Motto?

A: Be Prepared

Q: What is the fourth badge of rank in BSA

A: Star

Q: To melt the end of a rope to prevent fraying

A: Fusing

Q: A scout is _____, if he follows the rules

A: Obedient

Q: On a map, What is square box with a cross inside

A: Cemetery

Q: The diffreance between True north and Magnetic north is called.

A: Declination

Q: Carnivorous animals eat.

A: Meat

Q: A pace is how many steps?

A: Two steps

Q: Conifers (evergreens) are called ____woods because they are easy to cut and shape.

A: Softwoods

Q: Diagional lashings are started with a _____ hitch

A: Timber Hitch

Q: Begins with "A Scout is...".

A: Scout Law

Q: A group of 6 to 8 boys, the building block of scouting

A: Patrol

Q: The three test of a good knot

A: Easy to tie, should stay tied, easy to untie

Q: A scout is _____, if he looks for the bright side of life

A: Cheerful

Q: On a map, What is a black square with a cross on top

A: Church

Q: The act of turning a map to match the landscape is …

A: Orienting or Orientation

Q: Animals that are both Herbivore and Carnivors

A: Omnivores

Q: A step is how many paces?

A: 1/2 or half a pace

Q: Broad leaves are called ____woods because they are strong and durable.

A: Hardwoods

Q: Lashing used to lash three poles together to make a tripod

A: Tripod lashing

Q: The four parts of the outdoor code

A: "Be Clean in my outdoor manners Be Careful with fire Be Considerate in the outdoor Be Conservation-minded"

Q: Knot used to tighten or loosen a tent line.

A:Tautline Hitch

Q: A scout is _____, if he works to pay his way and use his time carefully

A: Thrifty

Q: On a map, What color is heavy vegetation?

A: Green

Q: A GPS is an electronic reciever used to pinpoint location. What does GPS stand for?

A: Global Positioning System

Q: What are the frontcrawl and the back crawl?

A: Swimming Strokes

Q: How many outings must a scout attend before becoming a 1st Class Scout?

A: Ten

Q: What hitch is used for dragging logs?

A: Timber Hitch

Q: Lashing used to bind two poles that are laid side by side? There are no fraps in this lash.

A: Round lashing

Q: The French name for the Scout symbol.

A: Fleur de Lis or Trefoil

Q: One or more patrols make a ….

A: Troop

Q: What are the four STOP steps that are to be used when you may be lost?

A: Stay calm, Think, Observe, Plan

Q: A scout is _____, if he has the courage to stand for he believes is right

A: Brave

Q: On a map, What color is water?

A: Blue

Q: For what rank must you demonstratethe use of a knife, saw, and ax.

A: Second Class

Q: What are the four rescue methods used around water?

A: Reach, Throw, Row, and Go

Q: For what rank must you serve as a patrol cook?

A: 1st Class

Q: The timber hitch is the knot that starts what lashing?

A: Diagonal lashing

Q: Lashing used the make a table top or a floor.

A: Floor Lashing

Q: The symbolic meaning of the two stars on the Scout badge.

A: Truth and Knowledge

Q: What is a PLC?

A:Patrol Leader's Council

Q: What is "the effort you make to live up to the ideals of Scouting" refer to?

A:Scout Spirit

Q: A scout is _____, if he keeps his body and mind fit

A: Clean

Q: On a map, What color are buildings?

A: Black

Q: When using a knife, you should cut in what direction?

A: Away from yourself

Q: What two badges, when joined together make the First Class badge?

A: Tenderfoot and Second Class

Q: For food, for raiment, for life, for opportunity, … is the beginning phrase of ….

A: Philmont Grace

Q: I am a knot whose name means to cleave or hold fast.

A: Clove hitch

Q: This knot makes a loop that will not slip but is easy to untie.

A: Bowline

Q: What part of the scout badge represents the Scout Slogan

A: The Knot at the bottom of the scroll

Q: Top boy leader of a troop

A: Senior Patrol Leader

Q: A scout is _____, if he is honest, truthful and dependable

A: Trustworthy

Q: A scout is _____, if he respects the beliefs of others

A: Reverent

Q: On a map, What color are contour lines?

A: Brown

Q: For what rank must you identify ten kinds of wild animals?

A: Second Class

Q: Ursa Major, The constellation known as the Great Bear, contain the stars that form the _____

A: the Big Dipper

Q: Plants pump (give off) ____ into the atmosphere.

A: Oxygen

Q: What hitch is used to start most lashings?

A: Clove hitch

Q: This knot is used for tying together ropes of the same or different sizes together.

A: Sheet bend

Q: Badge worn at the top of the right sleeve.

A: U.S. Flag

Q: One or more Districts make a ?

A: Council

Q: A scout is _____, if he is true to others

A: Loyal

Q: The three most common poisonous plants in the United States

A: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac

Q: Contour lines show

A: Elevation above sea level

Q: A deer, fox, and mouse are what kind of animal?

A: Mammal

Q: The two star opposite the handle of the Big Dipper point to _______

A: the North Star

Q: Plants provides shelter and ____ for Wildlife

A: Food

Q: Lashing used to bind two poles at right angles

A: Square lashing

Q: A scout never goes in the water alone, he must have and stay close to a _____.

A: Buddy

Q: The English equivalent of an Eagle Scout.

A: Queen's Scout

Q: In this year, the Boy Scouts of America was begun.

A: 1910

Q: The original title of the boy scout handbook.

A: Scouting For Boys

Q: The location of the first Scout summer camp.

A: Brownsea Island

Q: For this merit badge, Scouts must know the terms "gunwhale", "painter", and "J-Stroke".

A: Canoeing

Q: For this merit badge, Scouts must conduct an emergency mobilization.

A: Emergency Preparedness

Q: For this merit badge, Scouts must watch a 10' square piece of land for 60 minutes

A: Environmental Science

Q: For this merit badge, Scouts prepare a meal without utensils.

A: Wilderness Survival

Q: For this merit badge, Scouts learn thrift.

A: Personal Management

Q: Who is considered the "Father of Scouting?"

A: Who is Baden-Powell

Q: Who is the businessman who is credited with bringing Scouting to America?

A: William Boyce

Q: Boy Scouting's most famous painter.

A: Norman Rockwell

Q: The honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America.

A: President of the United States

Q: Known as the first-aid knot.

A: Square Knot

Q: Knot used by loggers to drag logs.

A: Timberline Hitch

Q: The knot you'd use if you were hanging from one hand on a cliff.

A: Bowline

Q: Technically not a knot, it is used to start many lashings.

A: Clove Hitch

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