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Whether you are Scouter, P.L. or plain (more or less !) Scout, I hope you will enjoy and profit by this book.  To write it I have drawn on memories of more than twenty-five years of Scouting, and delved into many books to pick other people's brains.   I have practiced most, if not all, of what I have written, and have had many jolly times in doing so.  It has been great fun writing it, and I hope you will enjoy not only reading it, but putting it all into practice.

Because it is practice, activity, action, that we need in Scouting.  The Chief Scout has defined Scouting as " the work and attributes of backwoodsmen, explorers, and frontiersmen," and they were and are very practical, outdoor sort of people.   They were not afraid of the dark, too, and in the darkness lurks the spirit of adventure and daring, even in a civilized country like England.

So I hope this little book will encourage scouts everywhere to get out of doors more often, to seek adventure, and to find some of the less well known glories of Nature.   Its contents are suggestions, on which no doubt you will be able to enlarge and improve, and which you can adapt to your own needs and circumstances.

I owe thanks to the Camp Chief, Mr. J. S. Wilson, for his Foreword, for much encouragement, and for permission to make considerable use of the "Gilcraft" books, particularly Training in Tracking.  I owe thanks also, for much advice and encouragement, to Mr. F. Haydn Dimmock, Editor of The Scout, in the pages of which paper much of the material of this book first appeared.  These thanks I gratefully tender.

And thanks also to you, Reader, and I wish you Good Night Scouting!

K. G. T.


Night Scouting






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