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Tree Identification

This hunt is popular with Scouts who are not too familiar with trees. The hunting and stalking explain its popularity.

 

Preparation

While Scouts are cooking or eating someone familiar with trees slips away from the crowd and attaches numbered cards (somewhat concealed) to ten or more trees nearby.

The Troop is assembled, pencils and cards are passed around and the boundaries of the section containing the marked trees are clearly defined. The Scouts then scatter and the hunt is on. Each player receives one point for finding a marked tree, one point for naming the genus, and an additional point for naming the species.

 

Tips

If only half of the players are familiar with trees, pair them off with the others, making this a two-man team game.

To avoid revealing the location of trees to their competitors, coach Scouts to observe trees from as great a distance as possible or crawl when near it.

This game will have greater teaching value if Scouts are taken through the woods to observe trees while checking their scores.

 

Night Game

If you can provide each pair of players with a flashlight and play this as a night game, you will find it extremely popular.

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