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Traditions and Early History

There is hardly a campsite in the country which is not located directly on or near some historic or interesting point.  Many will be found to have interesting traditions or Indian history connected with them.  There is nothing so interesting to the boys.   Take pains to acquaint yourself with the history of early settlers, of the Indians, of your immediate locality.  In many places the geological history is also very interesting.  Develop the friendship of your oldest neighbor and have him come often to chat by the camp fire.

Perhaps he is a farmer and has seen the country develop marvelously; perhaps he is a country store dealer who knows of the commercial developments, the coming of the first railroad, and so forth; perhaps he is a game warden, full of experiences, or a forest ranger, or an old prospector.  Make use of him.  There are no stories so interesting as true stories told by quaint characters.

Hunt up a county history.  It will give you much to build upon in this regard.   Make one leader responsible for this sort of information.  It makes each hike and side trip have a special significance to the boy.

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