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bulletTroop or Inter-Patrol 
bullet Requires compasses

Preparation

Find a tall tree preferably on a hill top along the road on which the hike will be conducted. Be sure the tree stands out so that it will be easy to take an occasional back sight upon it. From that tree take a compass reading on a distant (1000 or more feet) tree. If you are not certain that you can step off the distance to a point a short way beyond that tree very accurately, measure it with a tape.

 

The Contest

Stop the hike at the tree previously selected and while the Scouts are sitting and resting explain the game and show the boys how to take a back sight and tell them to take an occasional one to stay on the correct course. Now tell them the distance from the tree on that line on which they must sit down and wait. Finally have them calculate the number of steps they must take before they sit down. As soon as a Scout is ready off he goes. The Patrol with the greatest number of men near the correct spot wins.

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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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