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by Ernest Thompson Seton

Enter the Arctic Circle by sea, for coup. By land, for grand coup.

Cross the Equator by sea or rail, as seaman or passenger, for coup. On foot, grand coup.

Travel on foot for 50 miles with not more than 2 companions, neither of whom is a professional guide, through strange territory, carrying outfit, and sleeping out every night, each person planning and cooking meals for at least 1 day, for coup. 100 miles for grand coup.

Travel 100 miles on foot with a party which may be guided, carrying own outfit, and sleeping out every night, for coup. 200 miles for grand coup.

Make a continuous canoe trip of 100 miles with not more than 2 companions, neither of whom is a guide, through strange waters, sleeping out every night, for coup. 200 miles for grand coup.

Make a continuous canoe trip of 150 miles with a party which may be guided, sleeping out every night, for coup. 300 miles for grand coup.

Make a continuous saddle trip of 100 miles with not more than 2 companions, neither of whom is a guide, through strange territory, sleeping out every night, for coup. 200 miles of same for grand coup.

Make a continuous saddle trip of 150 miles with a party which may be guided, sleeping out every night, for coup. 300 miles for grand coup.

Sail a boat without expert help for 50 miles in one season, for coup, 100 miles for grand coup.

 Log-riding. Tread a saw-log 100 yards in any time, without going overboard, for coup. Do it 100 yards and back in 30 minutes, grand coup. This means standing. A pole may be used to balance, but not to be rested on shore or another log.

Follow a trail alone, or as leader of a party, through a wilderness for 2 days without losing the same, for coup. Do same for 7 days, part of which travel has been through woods and part through open territory, for grand coup.

Travel without a trail through a wilderness without getting lost for 8 hours of travel, for coup. For 20 hours of travel and through various kinds of country, for grand coup.

Ski-man. Travel 6 miles in an hour, 40 miles in one day, cover 40 feet in a jump, and travel 250 miles all told, for coup. 7 miles in an hour, 50 miles in one day, 50-foot jump, 500 miles all told, for grand coup.

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