The Weather Rock
The Gilwell Park Weather Rock always has the up-to-the-minute weather conditions and has been placed here for
your convenience. The Official Weather Rock is located on Gilwell Field and may be used in the following manner:
First – Observe the Rock in Motion
The Rock is not moving – 0 to 3 MPH – Light Breeze
The Rock is moving slightly – 4 to 10 MPH – Mild Wind
The Rock is moving in a Small Arc – 11 to 20 MPH - Wind
The Rock is moving in a Medium Arc – 21 to 40 MPH – Wind Gusts
The Rock is standing off to one side by 15 feet – Gale Force Winds
The Rock is standing off to one side by 30 to 45 feet – Big Blow Coming
The Rock is standing off to one side by 60 feet – Hurricane
The Rock is standing off to one side by 90 feet – Tornado!! Get to a root cellar!! Take Toto!
The Rock is bouncing Up and Down – Earthquake!!
Second – Touch and Look at the Rock
The Rock is cold, dry and easy to see – Clear, Fair Weather, Its Cold.
The Rock is cool, dry and easy to see – Overcast Weather.
The Rock is warm, dry and easy to see – Clear, Fair Weather.
The Rock has a shadow – It is Sunny.
The Rock is hot, dry and easy to see – Clear Weather, It is Hot.
The Rock is warm and white – Chase the birds away. Dress Warm.
The Rock is wet to top and dry on the bottom – It is sprinkling.
The Rock is cool, wet and easy to see – It is Raining. Get your Poncho.
The Rock is dripping wet on all sides – It is a Downpour! Too late for your poncho.
The Rock is warm, wet and easy to see – It is a Summer Shower. Have Fun!
The Rock is hot, wet and easy to see – What are you doing at the Equator?
The Rock is cool, damp and looks milky – It is Foggy. Be Careful!
The Rock is cool, wet and looks milky – It is Foggy and Raining.
The Rock is cold, white and hard to see – It is Snowing.
The Rock is cold, iced and wet and easy to see – It is Sleeting
The Rock is cool, dry and hard to see – It is Night. Go to bed.
The Rock is under water – Look for a bearded man loading animals on a large, funny boat.
The Rock has melted and the rope is vaporized – It is a Volcanic Eruption.
If you see two or more Rocks – Check the Coffee!
Third – Smell the Rock
Get down on your hand and knees, smell each side of the Rock. One side will smell musty. That side will have
some moss on it. This is the Northern side of the Rock and you are looking South. On your Right is West and on
your left is East.
Fourth – Taste the Rock
Tasting the Rock is no longer recommended by the National Office due to health reasons. See the Designated Rock
Taster for help.
Tasting the Rock may, for example, indicate conditions such as acid rain, in which case the Rock will taste bitter.
Fifth – Listen to the Rock
Sounds coming from the Rock indicate a number of possible conditions:
The Rock may be haunted.
You may be haunted.
You may be spending too much time working on your ticket!. RELAX.
The Rock is rumbling. This may indicate an earthquake and you should leave the area immediately.
The Rock is talking - The weather is fine, you are NOT!