The Degree of Forester may be conferred on those who take 18 of these tests:

*1. Can identify 25 kinds of trees when in leaf, or 15 kinds of deciduous (broad leaf) trees in winter, and tell some of the uses of each. (15 for L. L).

2. Identify 12 kinds of shrubs. (8 for L. L).

3. Collect and identify samples of 30 kinds of wood and be able to tell some of their uses and peculiar properties. (12 for L. L).

4. Determine the height, and estimate the amount of timber, approximately, in 5 trees of different sizes.

*5. Can state the laws for transplanting, grafting, spraying, and protecting trees.

6. Make a collection of 60 species of wild flowers, ferns, or grasses dried and mounted in a book and correctly named. (30 for L. L).

*7. Can recognize in the forest all important commercial trees in his neighborhood.

8. Can distinguish the lumber from each and tell for what purpose each is best suited.

9. Can tell the age of old blazes on trees which mark a boundary or trail.

*10. Can recognize the difference in the forest between good and bad logging, giving reasons why one is good and another bad.

11. Can tell whether a tree is dying from injury by fire, by insects, by disease or by a combination of these causes.

12. Knows what tools to use in lumbering.

*13- Knows how to fight fires in hilly or in flat country.

14. Knows the effect upon stream-flow of the destruction of forests at head waters.

15. Knows what are the 4 great uses of water in streams.

16. Knows what causes the pollution of streams, and how it can best be stopped.

17. Knows how, in general, water-power is developed.

18. Can tell, for a given piece of farm land, whether it is best suited for use as a farm or forest, and why.

19. Can point out examples of erosion, and tell how to stop it.

20. Can estimate closely how much timber and how much cordwood is in a given acre of woods.

21. name 6 trees that will float when green, and 6 that will not.

*22. Know something of the relation of birds and quadrupeds to forest trees.

23. Can fell a 6-inch tree in 60 seconds, driving with it a given stake. (2 min., and to fall within 2 feet of a stake, for L. L).

24. Have made 100 trees grow where none grew heretofore. (25 for L. L).

25. Have camped in the woods for 30 nights.

26. Have taught a class the rudiments in forestry.

Frontier Scout (Gimab)

The Degree of Frontier Scout may be conferred on those who take 8 out of these tests:


Milk a cow.


Interpret from any language into English.


Fell a tree in a given place.


Weld an iron.


Temper a knife.


Solder a tin.


Shoot to win honors with a rifle.


Tie 6 kinds of knots.


Make a thread lashing.


Use an axe correctly.