Scouting magazine

A quiz to test your knowledge of emergency signals

WHEN FACED WITH AN injured Scout in the deep backcountry, I used my Silva Ranger compass to signal a nearby float plane for help. And we delivered the Scout to a hospital in time. 

The moral of the story? It’s wise to carry signaling gear on an outing. Take this quiz and see how much you know about backcountry signaling devices. Only eight questions appeared in our November-December issue, but we’ve included 20 questions in the interactive quiz below. Some answers may have more than one correct answer; choose the best answer that applies.

Note: If the quiz is not visible below, please visit this link to take the quiz.


After taking the quiz, check out the answers with feedback and thoughts from the quiz author, Cliff Jacobson.



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