Occupying the Thicket




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Type. Cordon-Breaking. 
Numbers. Two Patrols. 
Ground. Confined area with plenty of cover; clearly defined boundaries. Instructions apply to Map 1. 
Gear. Two bivouac or other small tents, complete with Scout staffs (poles), pegs, etc. ; lives. 
Time. 1 hour.


The ROUND THICKET is held by the Ojibwas, and the Tuscaroras are determined to establish themselves there and make a settlement. For this purpose they carry with them two Tepees, but the 0jibwas are aware of their intentions and are on the watch to prevent them pitching the Tepees. 

Each tribe has donned its war-paint; the Ojibwas favor WHITE as their color, and the Tuscaroras BLUE. This color they wear on the right shoulder in the form of a strip of paper. Should the paper be broken, the wounded braves must seek out a Medicine Man who will heal them of their wounds, and they may then rejoin the fray. 

The Ojibwas will not capture a Tepee because there is a curse on any tribe that steals another's lodging. A wounded Tuscarora may take his Tepee with him till he meets the Medicine Man.

When a Tepee is completely pitched, i.e. with two staffs, two guys, and five comer pegs, it may not touched, nor may the inhabitants be interfered with, but if the Tuscaroras who are pitching the Tepee are all wounded they must retire from the THICKET with it, and seek the Medicine Man. 

The 0jibwas will be allowed ten minutes to take up their positions before the Tuscaroras set off. The 0jibwa& must not leave the THICKET except when wounded, and when they are healed they may not touch any man until they have returned to the THICKET.

Comments. A game suitable for small numbers and limited time, and calling for much skill in stalking and tent-pitching. Patrol Leaders will need to make careful plans, and the Tuscaroras will benefit by tent-pitching practice.

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