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  1. Final Review.
  2. Preliminary Examination.
  3. Final Examination and Carrying On.

Final Review

Conduct this in Patrol corners. Decide in advance how much time will be allowed, because each group must be ready for the examination at the same time. Start by reviewing letters not previously taught and follow with a review of more difficult letters in the entire alphabet. Conclude by letting buddies quiz each other.

The Preliminary Examination

Assure the Scouts that this is not a final examination. Its one purpose is to give them an opportunity to see what they must do to prepare for the final test. This they will readily understand when you tell them they will correct and grade their own papers and will not be required to turn them in.

Give each Scout an 8Y2" x 11" sheet of paper, ruled, if possible which the Scout can write on as he holds it in his hand.

The Sender sends messages which contain all the letters of the alphabet:

bullet "Sympathizing would fix Quaker objectives," 
bullet "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" or 
bullet "Quite a few brave kids enjoy camping in exhilarating zero weather." 

Following this month of intense indoor training every opportunity should be explored. Encourage signaling use in outdoor Patrol meetings, on Troop hikes and in camp.

One way in which interest may be enhanced in signaling is by the building of buzzer sets either by individual Scouts or Patrols. Here is illustrated a signal device which is easy to make. All that is needed is a buzzer, metal strips from a tin can, a cupboard knob, wire, a piece of scrap wood, some screws, and a dry cell battery.

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With these homemade devices encourage boys in Patrol meetings to signal simple messages, following this up with communication from house to house between Patrol members who are neighbors.

Follow Through

Be surprised if a single Tenderfoot gets the majority of the signals correct. They are only learned by constant repetition and use.

Encourage your Scouts as you go along and let them know that they must practice and practice to become accomplished signalers.

This is the time to let your Second Class Scouts understand that they must get busy right now if they expect to qualify as First Class Signalers in the next month.

To sum it all up - the best way to learn signaling is to decide on a method such as is outlined in this chapter, buckle down to the job of learning the code and above all "make it fun."

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Game of Touch ] Signaling Instruction ] Patrol Word-Forming ] Signal Touch ] Teach Group II ] Third Signaling Meeting ] Obey Word Orders ] [ Fourth Signaling Meeting ] Signal Hike ] Alphabet Relay Race ] Running Messages ] Alphabet Championship ] Capture the Word Sender ] Signaling Exhibition ]

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