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Game of Touch
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Patrol Word-Forming
Signal Touch
Teach Group II
Third Signaling Meeting
Obey Word Orders
Fourth Signaling Meeting
Signal Hike
Alphabet Relay Race
Running Messages
Alphabet Championship
Capture the Word Sender
Signaling Exhibition

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Line up the Troop and explain the game with action. Suppose the Sender wishes to send the word "touch." He wigwags T-O-U-C-H and end of word signal. Scouts who received the word take a step forward and signal "Word Received."  Those who failed signal IMI - Repeat. The Sender repeats and those who receive it this time take a step forward. Then the Sender says, "When I say 'Go,' you execute that order on your partner's back - Go!" Thereupon partners touch each other on the back and are ready to play the game.

The words in the letter list below contain letters in Group I and II. Phrases in parenthesis following words suggest ways in which orders may be executed.

Word Orders and Suggestions

bullettouch (the wall) 
bullet rest (yourself)
bulletdash (to Jim Jones) 
bullet noise (yell)
bullettell {your name) 
bullet nod (vigorously)
bulletindicate (North) 
bullet run (across the room)
bullettoss (your head) 
bullet lean (forward)
bullettoe (your knee)


Scouts will find this game more enjoyable if running is added. Scouts run to a line and execute the word order. The first one who returns to the starting line wins.

Obeying orders succeeds equally well as a Patrol game. If Patrols meet outside of Troop meetings, give Patrol Leaders the list of words for use in a home Patrol meeting.

Review Group III

This review is recommended principally to help the Scouts who did not study between meetings. Its duration will depend upon the number of Scouts who did no outside work. They must be briefed or the Word Go Down will fail.

Group III - Word Go Down

Scouts may submit words or Senders may prepare their own list for this Go Down, which should be conducted just as were those in Group I and II.

Closing Announcements

Announce Group IV and V for the next meeting and all required procedure signals.

Unless the Troop plans to provide pencils and paper, which is urgently recommended, tell Scouts they must bring their own.

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Game of Touch ] Signaling Instruction ] Patrol Word-Forming ] Signal Touch ] Teach Group II ] Third Signaling Meeting ] [ Obey Word Orders ] Fourth Signaling Meeting ] Signal Hike ] Alphabet Relay Race ] Running Messages ] Alphabet Championship ] Capture the Word Sender ] Signaling Exhibition ]

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