Re: Snipe Hunt story.
Steven Featherkile (madwolf@EARTHLINK.NET)
Fri, 16 May 1997 10:16:42 -0700
Dan OCanna wrote:
> Perhaps some of the list memebers would like to share some snipe hunt > alternatives that have worked for their troops???
One thing we like to do at night is Tom Brown's stalking game. Set up
two bases, each with a coleman like lantern to interfere with eyesight.
About 15 yards from each light, place a white piece of cloth. The guard
stands at the base, with the light behind him a couple of feet, and
tries to "catch" someone stalking (sneaking) up to "capture the flag."
The base guard is not allowed to leave a 10 ft circle, so he must use
his senses to track and ID the interloper. Obviously this requires an
adult/senior scout as judge. We had on scout so good at stalking that I
did not realize he was anywhere near until the flag was gone, and I was
judging about 10 ft away from the "flag." No I wasn't sleeping. The
same activity takes place at the other base. Those scouts discovered
because of their noise are sent back to their base to relieve the
guards. This works best on a moonless night. Explain that this skill
comes in handy getting close to wild life. No fair sneaking up on
Griz. The first team to capture the flag is the winner.
La Mesa, CA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City