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bulletAnnual Troop surprise event
bulletPatrol members hunt in pairs
bulletScoutmaster makes secret advance arrangements 
bullet Great variety of equipment required

This type of hunt may be as a surprise event on a regular Troop Meeting night.

Each Patrol is to bring to the meeting room as many of the following items as it can BEFORE 9:15 o'clock. Each Patrol will assign various items to different boys in any way it pleases so long as everyone participates.

1. A baked potato skin.

2. A paper doll.

3. A cobweb or spider web

4. An old District Rally Program

5. Five pounds of pebbles in a paper bag

6. A piece of rope at least 12 feet long with Scout knots tied in it, and be prepared to name them correctly.

7. Count the number of panes of glass visible on the NORTH side of School No. 107.

8. A Compass.

9. Report the number of seconds the red traffic light shows at one flash and the number of seconds the green light shows at one flash on Northern Blvd. and Broadway.

10. Bring from Kelly's Gas Station a signed cash slip which they will give to the first Scout only who asks for it.

11. Turn in "Patrol dues envelopes" with dues all paid to date.

12. Determine the magnetic compass direction in degrees of 165th St. from Northern Blvd., South.

13. A fly.

14. The signatures of two Troop Committeemen.

15. ONE of the Scoutmaster's shoes.

16. Two of last year's Scout registration cards.

17. Five different tree leaves and identify them.

18. A slip of paper with Chinese writing on it.

19. A lantern.

20. A last year's auto license plate.

21. The signature of another Scoutmaster.

22. A tie.

23. A piece of rope with an eye splice in it.

24. A pair of official Scout shorts.

25. A camp circular.

26. A slip of paper with the initials and shield number of a police officer written by the officer.

27. An official Scout axe.


Games of simple organization, of the type used in the pre-opening period of a Troop meeting, may be started just as soon as five or six hunters return. Some of them will return in a very short time.

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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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