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This contest, used to conclude the first signaling meeting, should stimulate Scouts to look forward to the next meeting and to prepare for it. Before beginning the contest let the Scouts know that the words they form will be used at the next meeting in a game of Signal Touch.

Write letters E, T, A, 0, I, N, S in large type on a blackboard or large sheet of paper and hang in plain sight of all players while words are being formed from the letters. The words must be names of things found in the meeting place which can be touched. The object of the contest is to see which Patrol can form the most words. The Scribe writes the words as his mates call them. After a time limit the Troop is assembled and each Scribe reads his list. The following rules must be announced before beginning the contest:

  1. A letter may be used any number of times in the same word.
  2. A singular noun and its plural count as two words; for example, tie and ties.
  3. The following are typical items that can be touched in Troop Meeting places: toe, toes, tie, ties, settee, tents (picture) seat, stain, tin.

Scoutmaster's Announcements

Tell Scouts who wish to be prepared for next meeting to review Group I and study letters H, R, D, L, U, C, 5.

Each pair of buddies will need paper and pencil at the next meeting.

The Second Signaling Meeting

  1. Review Group I - E, T, A, 0, I, N, S.
  2. Play Signal Touch with Procedure Signals.
  3. Teach Group II - H, R, D, L, U, C, 5.
  4. Conduct Group I and II Word Go Down. 
  5. Announce Group III - M, P, F, W, V, 0 (Zero).

At the outset of this meeting the Scoutmaster may get a show of hands of all Scouts who at the last meeting made dates to practice signaling and who kept them.

Review Group I

The amount of time spent reviewing the first lesson will depend on the extent to which the Scouts studied during the week. The review may be conducted either in Patrol Corners or in Troop Assembly.

Signal Games






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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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