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".
http://www.scouts.ca/sites/default/file ... ishing.pdf

Now... "outfit" on the other hand:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/outfit
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.
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