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This article is from the Scouting FAQ, by Bill Nelson nelsonb@nospam.aztec.asu.edu, Soaring Golden Eagle eagle@rangernet.org and Alan Houser troop24@emf.net with numerous contributions by others.

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Divide into teams. Each team member must run from the starting line to
a team bottle placed a distance away, attempt to drop a wooden clothes
pin into the bottle (Each boy has only one attempt to get the clothes
pin in the bottle) and run back to tag the next team member, who then
repeats the action.

The rules are to hold the clothespin with a straight arm at shoulder
height or with a bent arm at waist height (as long as all do it the
same way. When all the teams are done the team with the most
clothespins in their bottle wins the game.


Stand one 2x4 block for each team on edge and start two or three 16
penny nails to the same height in the edge. Place the blocks about
fifteen feet from the starting line and put a hammer next to each of
the blocks. On "GO!" one boy from each team races to the block, picks
up the hammer, and swings ONE blow to drive the nail into the block.
He then lays the hammer down and returns to his team, tagging the next
boy in the relay. The race continues, with each boy in turn going as
many times as it takes for one team to drive all of its nails flush
into the block. Be ready to straighten bent nails.


Using a very long rope and either a tree or a pole, the object of this
game is to tie a clove hitch around the tree (pole) without getting
near the tree. Draw a circle around the object that the knot is to be
tied to and tell the boys that they must not go inside that circle.
The knot can be tied, but only through the co-operation and teamwork
of the two boys. (Hint: One boy is a runner and the other stands in
one spot.) We did this at a Loggers Day for the Boy Scouts and it was
as much, if not more fun for the adults to try it as it was for the
boys. It's not anywhere as easy as it sounds ---- TRY IT, YOU'LL SEE

I must also thank Indian Nations Council for most of the above games,
as well as those of my previous post to the list.


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