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by G. S. Ripley

This game is played in a clearing surrounded by good cover. A goal is established in the center of the clearing, and colored yarn is used to distinguish members of the two teams. This is tied on the left arm above the elbow, with a three inch tail hanging down.

One party scatters and hides around the edge of the clearing. The other stays inside the goal, which is about five yards square. When the Director blows his whistle the two teams change places, the men in the goal taking cover, and those who are hidden rushing for the goal. Between the cover and the goal, fighting takes place; the object being to pull off the enemy's yarn and thus to put them out of the game. When the several groups have settled the fighting some take cover, some go into the goal, and some, who have been put out, retire to the side lines.

As soon as all are either under cover or in the goal, the Director blows his whistle again and the men again change places, fighting as they meet. When this fighting is over the game is finished, the team with the most men being the winner.

In changing places the players may in some cases elect to avoid fighting and simply make for goal or cover. Any player who is seen after he has taken cover, and before the whistle is blown, is out of the game.

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Attention ] Capture the Flag ] Compass Pointing ] Cops and Robbers ] Crazy Abyssinian King ] Escaped Convict ] Find the Scoutmaster ] Follow the Trail ] Guard the Staves ] Hidden Patrol ] Hunt the Scout ] Identification ] Kelly Says ] Kim's Game ] Lion Hunt (Improved) ] Living Compass ] Lost Battalion ] Nature Race Scavenger Hunt ] Nature Study Scavenger Hunt ] Quick Commands ] Rabbit Hole ] Reading Maps ] Rival Dispatch Bearers ] Running the Blockade ] Scout Meets Scout ] Scouts & Indians ] Siberian Man Hunt ] Cross Country Signal Race ] Bill Sikes and his Airplane ] Smugglers Over the Border ] Smuggling the Gold ] Snow Fort Attack ] Stalking ] Tails ] [ Taking Cover ] Tracking For Points ] Treasure Hunt ] Treasure Train ] Ambushing the Wagon Train ] War Scouting ]

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