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Make Signaling Interesting

A Scout's enjoyment of signaling depends almost entirely upon how it is taught. Since few younger Scouts give thought to future values of signaling, they are liable to forget it faster than they learn it, unless the Scoutmaster provides interesting ways for practicing.

Select One Method and Follow It

Handbook for Boys suggests that for the Troop as a whole you use one of three methods of sending: (1) Instruments, sounding di dah; (2) Lights or whistles (flashed or blown long and short); (3) Flags, swung left and right.

Teach Receiving First

Although Scouts enjoy sending more than receiving experts agree that the best way to learn signaling is to practice receiving until you are familiar with the entire code. Following this advice, plan to concentrate on signaling - indoors and out - for one month every year. During that period let Scouts who know the code send to the beginners, regardless of age and rank.

Absolutely Avoid Dots and Dashes

Experts caution us to absolutely avoid the use or even mention of dots, and dashes in learning the code.

Use Patrols or Teams of Buddies

New Patrols with very few First Class Scouts should use the Patrol as the unit for teaching signaling. However, established Troops may find it desirable, for the signaling month, to organize four-to-eight-man teams, with a nearly equal distribution of Scouts of all three ranks. Each team or Patrol will need one leader who knows the code, and this leader throughout this chapter is designated the "Sender." In either teams or Patrols, during this month, let Scouts pair themselves off as buddies to work together both in and out of Troop Meetings.

Establishment of a Month Signaling Plan

The plan set forth in this chapter provides signaling activities for four indoor meetings as well as ample material for outdoor meetings. After you have read this chapter and made a skeleton program for your Troop, present it to a PLC (Patrol Leaders' Council). If you have no Scouts who know the code, train as many as you may need to act as Senders (Group Leaders) in advance of the program. It is in no wise recommended, however, that a Scoutmaster try to do the job alone.

The First Signaling Meeting

  1. Play game of Touch.
  2. Teach letters of Group I = E, T, A, 0, I, N, S.
  3. Conduct Letter Go Down.
  4. Conduct Word Forming Contest.
  5. Announce Group II = H, R, D, L, U, C, 5.

Game of Touch
Signaling Instruction
Patrol Word-Forming
Signal Touch
Teach Group II
Third Signaling Meeting
Obey Word Orders
Fourth Signaling Meeting
Signal Hike
Alphabet Relay Race
Running Messages
Alphabet Championship
Capture the Word Sender
Signaling Exhibition

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Game of Touch ] Signaling Instruction ] Patrol Word-Forming ] Signal Touch ] Teach Group II ] Third Signaling Meeting ] Obey Word Orders ] Fourth Signaling Meeting ] Signal Hike ] Alphabet Relay Race ] Running Messages ] Alphabet Championship ] Capture the Word Sender ] Signaling Exhibition ]

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