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Frost Points Calculation?

All,

I am having trouble understanding how to calculate frost points. I am entering in current logs into Scoutbook and have stumped myself. Does the calculation work where you take the lowest temperature during the entire event and subtract it from 32 (ex: 32 - (-4) = 36 frost points)? Or, do you receive frost points for each individual night during the event that reached below freezing, therefore, not receiving a point of the 32 mark itself? All help is greatly appreciated!

Here’s a thread about Frost Points that includes how they were originally used.

The bottom line, though, is that Frost Points were tracked because the Council where SB was developed used that as a winter camping award. Your Council may have a different award with different criteria, though.

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