SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Meteorologist

The Scout must complete these six activities.

  1. Be able to explain and demonstrate how the following are measured:
    • Wind force and direction
    • Cloud type and amount
    • Temperature
    • Pressure
    • Rainfall amount
  2. Keep a record of these weather conditions for at least two weeks.
  3. Understand at least three different ways in which clouds are formed.
  4. Know the typical weather produced in their own area by 'warm' and 'cold' air masses in summer and winter, noting the effects of land and sea. Understand the weather associated with a change of air mass at 'fronts'.
  5. Know how synoptic weather maps are produced and be able to understand a simple map, with fronts and isobars, similar to those shown on television and printed in some newspapers. Relate their observations in requirement 1 to these maps.
  6. Understand the effects of temperature, wind and water on the human body in cases of hypothermia and exhaustion.