Compass Treasure Hunts
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Finding Wrecked Plane
Bee-Line Hike Contest
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Types of Treasure Hunts

There are many kinds of treasure hunts. They range from the simple imaginative hunts of children, who scour their neighborhoods for a "pot-of-gold" to the modern intricate hunts of adults, covering rules in automobiles. Boy Scout hunts lie between these extremes, but no matter who does the hunting, there is always a "treasure" at the end of the trail.

Laying the Trail

It takes time and forethought to properly lay a trail. The Scoutmaster should lay the first sample trail himself and thereafter help Scouts to lay others.

Fit Type of Hunt to Hunter

Don't overrate the ability of Boy Scouts to decipher hidden, clever, complicated clues. Scouts seem to have only one objective - "Keep going and go fast!" If they lose the trail they rarely back track, and they will not stop long enough to decipher a code, so make the clues obvious and the trail as nearly fool-proof as possible. Above all, be sure that something - only a piece of candy, perhaps - awaits those who reach the end of the rainbow.

Compass Course Contest
Dessert Treasure Hunt
Potpourri Nature Trail
Night Scavenger Hunt
Map Symbol Game
Inter-Patrol Compass Race
Finding Wrecked Plane
Bee-Line Hike Contest
Four Square Compass Race
Eagle-Eye Compass Race
Lunch Site Hunt
Compass Reading Contest

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Compass Course Contest ] Dessert Treasure Hunt ] Potpourri Nature Trail ] Night Scavenger Hunt ] Map Symbol Game ] Inter-Patrol Compass Race ] Finding Wrecked Plane ] Bee-Line Hike Contest ] Four Square Compass Race ] Eagle-Eye Compass Race ] Lunch Site Hunt ] Compass Reading Contest ]

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