What? Your book has pictures? The edition I have doesn't have any!
I took note of the part where he was describing their equipment. He specifically said they had garands and that as December neared, they changed to wool shirts instead of the cotton khakis.
Also, the newer or younger Scouts were only trained and accustomed to the garands. Later in the book, he would describe how some of them had to be shown how to work some P17 bolt actions that they were able to acquire.