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Ammunition Dump
Ankle Toss
Backwards Team Race
Blindfold Distance Judging
Blindfold Tent Pegging
Bobby
Bucket Cricket
Cargo Boats and Cruisers
Catch the Train Race
Chariot Race
Chinese Tennis
Crab Race
Dispatch Bearer
Escaped Convict
Flag Football
Flower Code Game
Forgotten Knife
Four-Legged Race
Fugitive
Glory of Africa
Hat Ball
Holy Trees of Incas
Hostile Raiders
Indians and Settlers
Joining Camps
Jump Staff Relay Race
Leap Frog Relay Race
Location by Sound
Observation Race
Obstacle Staff Relay Race
Opposite Numbers
Over the Hill
Passball Match
Potato Pairs
Puddock
Rodeo
Rival Dispatch Bearers
Search for Prince Charlie
Searching for Fugitives
Ships in a Fog
Sleeping Pirate
Spot the Colors
Spy Hunt
Staff Relay Race
Stagger Relay Race
Stalking and Reporting
Stalking Contest
Stoolball
Treasure Hunts
What Have You Seen?
Which Whistle?
Whistling Relay Race

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Outdoor Camp Games
Indoor & Campfire Games

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In outdoor and camp games considerably more relish and enthusiasm are given to games which are written round historical episodes, local legends and scenes from famous stories.

The first game in this chapter ("The Search for Prince Charlie") is an example of the idea suggested.

About the Whiffle-Poof.

(Reproduced by kind permission of the Editor of The Scout.)

All hail the Whiffle-poof; for this strange beast has come to stay.

What, you may ask, is it?

Well, the Whiffle-poof is a little instrument for laying a trail. It is made of a piece of wood about 3 inches in diameter and 10 inches long. This is driven full of nails, as may be seen in the accompanying sketch.

When dragged through the grass, the ploughed field, the road or the underbrush, it is bound to leave a trail - a trail that may be followed, but none too easy a trail, for the Whiffle-poof is an eccentric animal.

Sometimes it travels sideways, sometimes it turns somersaults, sometimes it jibes, tacks and comes about, and sometimes it hops along like a porcupine grasshopper.

Then again, one must be somewhat of an expert to tell in what direction the Whifflepoof is travelling. Only last summer I saw Scouts following the trail backwards; I do not mean that they were walking backwards, but they were going in the wrong direction, and landed at the starting point of the trail before they discovered their mistake.

Woodcrafter Jeckley at the Culver camp came up to Captain Beard and said that he wanted to show him something; he then led the Captain to the trail of a Whiffle-poof. Jeckley was very mysterious and secret about it, because there had been talk of a strange animal in camp, and he did not know whether or not it was a joke.

"That," said Captain Beard solemnly, after examining the marks, "is the trail of a Whiffle-poof."

"Gee-whiz! is that so? Don't tell anyone I asked you," said Jeckley, "but please, sir, what is a Whiffle-poof?"

"Follow the trail and find out," was the response.

About half an hour later Jeckley again came to Captain Beard and asked if a Whiffle-poof could climb a tree. He was told that he was following a strange animal and the trail might do all sorts of queer things. Jeckley once more started on the trail and did not appear again for more than an hour - then he came again to Captain Beard with the animal in his hand, and, holding it up for inspection, said: - "Huh! Whiffle-poof!"

Jeckley later became one of the most persistent and best trailers in the camp.

A Scout who can trail a Whiffle-poof beast for a couple of miles across country, over all kinds of ground, may be put down as a good trailer; such a Scout could trail a man or a deer; in fact, we may call him a real genuine Scout, a worthy descendant of the old Buckskin men.

Tracking Irons

Get your shoemaker to drive good hefty hobnails into the soles of an old pair of boots in some definite formation, say an arrow, or circle, or other shape.

Before starting out the boots should be exhibited to the pursuers so they may know the spoor of the beast they are tracking.

This type of tracking iron is much more satisfactory and comfortable than those which have to be strapped to the feet.

OUTDOOR AND CAMP GAMES 

Ammunition Dump

Ankle Toss

Backwards Team Race 

Blindfold Distance Judging

Blindfold Tent Pegging

Bobby

Bucket Cricket

Cargo Boats arid Cruisers 

Catch the Train Race 

Chariot Race

Chinese Tennis

Crab Race

Dispatch Bearer

Distance Judging (Blindfold) 

Escaped Convict

Flag Football

Flower Code Game

Forgotten Knife

Four-Legged Race

Fugitive

Glory of Africa

Hat Ball

Holy Trees of the Incas 

Hostile Raiders

Indians and Settlers

Joining Camps

Leap Frog Relay Race 

Location by Sound

Observation Race

Opposite Numbers

Over the Hill

Passball Match

Potato Pairs

Puddock

Rival Dispatch Bearers 

Rodeo

Search for Prince Charlie 

Searching for Fugitives 

Ships in a Fog

Sleeping Pirate

Spot the Colors

Spy Hunt

Staff Relay Race

Staff Relay Race (Jump)

Staff Relay Race (Obstacle)

Stagger Relay Race 

Stalking and Reporting

Stalking Contest 

Stoolball

Tent Pegging (Blindfold)

Tracking Irons (see above) 

Treasure Hunts 

What Have You Seen?

Which Whistle? 

Whiffle-Poof, About the (see above)

Whistling Relay Race

 

 

 

   

 

 


Additional Information:

Ammunition Dump ] Ankle Toss ] Backwards Team Race ] Blindfold Distance Judging ] Blindfold Tent Pegging ] Bobby ] Bucket Cricket ] Cargo Boats and Cruisers ] Catch the Train Race ] Chariot Race ] Chinese Tennis ] Crab Race ] Dispatch Bearer ] Escaped Convict ] Flag Football ] Flower Code Game ] Forgotten Knife ] Four-Legged Race ] Fugitive ] Glory of Africa ] Hat Ball ] Holy Trees of Incas ] Hostile Raiders ] Indians and Settlers ] Joining Camps ] Jump Staff Relay Race ] Leap Frog Relay Race ] Location by Sound ] Observation Race ] Obstacle Staff Relay Race ] Opposite Numbers ] Over the Hill ] Passball Match ] Potato Pairs ] Puddock ] Rodeo ] Rival Dispatch Bearers ] Search for Prince Charlie ] Searching for Fugitives ] Ships in a Fog ] Sleeping Pirate ] Spot the Colors ] Spy Hunt ] Staff Relay Race ] Stagger Relay Race ] Stalking and Reporting ] Stalking Contest ] Stoolball ] Treasure Hunts ] What Have You Seen? ] Which Whistle? ] Whistling Relay Race ]

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