Clove Hitch Pony Express Race




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bulletEquipment - Piece of rope for each Scout 
bullet Objective - Practice tying clove hitch


Patrol Leaders line up their Patrols in parallel files and teach every Scout how to tie a clove hitch around either leg of the player in front of him. When all players think they can tie the knot the Patrol Leader calls out for example, "Bears Ready!" When all Patrols are ready the game is started.

The Game

All players hold their ropes high overhead. Patrol Leaders take their places at the head of their Patrols.

At the starting signal every Scout ties a clove hitch around one leg of the one in front of him, and then takes a firm grip on the free end of the rope and raises his free hand. When all hands are up the Patrol Leader yells "Let's Go!" In this manner Patrols race to the end of the room, turn around to the left. and run back across the starting line. The Patrol which crosses the line first wins, provided no one lost his grip and all knots remain tied.

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