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Scouting was invented by a military man named Baden-Powell.  He said that "Scouting is a game" and he wrote lots of games in which Scouts pretend to "wound," "kill," and "snatch the life from" each other, just as human boys have done from the misty dawn of time, until the day that feminists were invented!

Here are some of Baden-Powell's red-meat, fresh-air, politically-incorrect Scouting Games that are not yet banned by the Guide to Safe Scouting:

LION-HUNTING: "If the hunters fail to come up to him neither wins the game. When they come near to the lair the lion fires at them with his tennis balls (or snowballs, weather permitting), and the moment a hunter is hit he must fall out dead and cannot throw his tennis ball. If the lion gets hit by a hunter's tennis ball he is wounded, and if he gets wounded three times he is killed

SNOW FORT: "The snow fort may be built by one patrol according to their own ideas of fortification, with loop holes, and so on, for looking out. When finished it will be attacked by hostile patrols, using snowballs as ammunition. Every Scout struck by a snowball is counted dead

SIBERIAN MAN HUNT: "A man has escaped through the snow and a patrol follows his tracks, but, when they think they are nearing his hiding place, they advance with great caution because for them one hit from a snowball means death. The escaped person has to be hit three times before he is killed." 

For the complete texts of winter games written by Baden-Powell, see:


Wide Games

Baden-Powell's "BOMB-LAYING" is a typical Scouting Wide Game: "Each Scout wears his 'life,' i.e. scarf, tie, or piece of tape, in the back of his belt as a tail, so that it can easily be pulled out.... A Scout is 'killed' when an opponent snatches his 'life' from his belt, and when 'dead' he can take no further part in the game, but must make his way quickly to a definite piece of neutral ground agreed upon before beginning the game... When the cover is good it is often possible to 'kill' a Scout without his noticing it, and when after carefully planting the 'bomb' the owner discovers he is 'dead,' his feelings are better imagined than described...If a Scout who has laid his bomb is caught on the return journey, he can be taken back to the captor's camp and made to remove his bomb, and then 'killed'." 

B-P's "Bomb Laying" is only one of 84 Boy Scout Wide Games to be found at:


Scouts who play video games will recognize the game-extending provisions in some Wide Games for returning to a central area to get new "lives" so that a Scout may return to the game to "kill" and/or be "killed" again! 

For Outdoor Tracking & Stalking skills, see:


For additional stalking games, see:


Be sure to check out  other politically incorrect Boy Scout Games like "Games for Boy Scouts: Including Selected War Games of the YMCA and the Army and Navy:"


And of course the grand-daddy of all Scout War Games is Baden-Powell's military reconnaissance manual Aids to Scouting.  It includes the original "Flag Stealing Competition" (what Americans now call "Capture the Flag"):

Baden-Powell's Aids to Scouting Games






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