Cub Scout Fishing Badge Question

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Rick Gruchy
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Cub Scout Fishing Badge Question

Post by Rick Gruchy » Tue May 05, 2015 8:36 am

Help a non-fisher out.

Our Cub Scout Pack Wants to go fishing so I was looking at the requirements of the Fishing Badge. Can anyone tell me what "toe an angling outfit" means?


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Re: Cub Scout Fishing Badge Question

Post by Sam Wallis » Tue May 05, 2015 10:59 am

spell check was not a friend to all here. replace toe with use
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Re: Cub Scout Fishing Badge Question

Post by SteveMatheson » Wed May 06, 2015 9:14 am

I can't find an online source for what an old English verb "toe" means here. Fortunately, the Cub Book page online has been updated replacing "toe" with "use". ... ishing.pdf

Now... "outfit" on the other hand:
an assemblage of articles that equip a person for a particular task, role, trade, etc.:
an explorer's outfit.

Whereas modern usage, perhaps "kit" would be better. (Not to be confused with the name for young beaver.)

There are lots of "old terms" in Cub/Scout books that need to go. My favourite is "canteen", whereas the common term now is "water bottle"... but perhaps that is a separate debate.
Steve Matheson
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Nova Scotia

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