Two Half-Hitches Race




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bullet Objective - Practice tying two half hitches

Line up the Troop in a single front rank with each Patrol Leader two steps in front of his Patrol. Demonstrate the tying of two half hitches while Patrol Leaders observe their Patrol. When Patrol Leaders announce "Ready" start the race.

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Players hold ropes high overhead. At the signal "Go" they drop ropes, hold one end down with a foot and tie two half hitches before the leader of the game counts to five. Just as he calls "Five" each Patrol Leader commands "Drop Rope." All who obey and have the knot tied correctly take one step forward. The second time the leader counts to four, the third time to three. The fourth time before starting to count to three, he orders players to close eyes while tying, and the last time he orders them to tie the knot behind their backs. Of course, Patrol Leaders examine knots at the end of each count and players who tie correctly step forward. At the conclusion all who have moved to the farthest line are winners. The Patrol wins that has most men on that line.

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