The Scout medal is awarded by uploading Portal Scans and aiding in AR research efforts.
For an Agent to be able to upload Portal Scans, they have to be Level 8 or recursed, and have a supported device to allow Scanning. If an Agent doesn't meet the eligibility requirements, the Scanning option won't appear on their Scanner.
Here are the device requirements for Scanning:
- (iOS) iPhone 6S or newer, running iOS 11 and up.
- (Android) Android 7 and up, supporting Google Play Services for AR.
When Scanning, an Agent will keep the Portal within the frame, and walk around the Portal, to capture a 3D map of the Portal. If a Portal is too large, multiple Scans are allowed, and if an Agent cannot walk around the Portal for any reason, a 180-degree Scan is also allowed. Successfully submitted and approved Scans count toward this Medal.