Agricor Community Center. Letlhakaneng, North West Province. South Africa.
Scouts in South Africa are required to demonstrate the ability to use a mirror to signal aircraft if they are in distress. I found an old, shattered mirror somebody had thrown out on the bushveld, and my teams of Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders taught their Patrols (and me) the technique: close one eye, hold your fingers in a V at arm’s length, and locate your target between your fingers; find the reflection of the sunlight on the ground and angle it up through your fingers. The technique creates a blinding flash that is impossible to ignore – useful to call for help, or to annoy the hell out of your Troop Scouter.