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Outdoor Signaling Training & Practice:
Troop Leaders' Training Hike 

It is desirable that the Scoutmaster conduct or at least attend this hike. You do not need to be an expert. Try to get every Patrol Leader, as well as the best signaler in his Patrol to attend. The Scoutmaster (or other leader of the meeting) should make believe he is the Patrol Leader and that the Scouts are members of his Patrol. He should lead these boys much the way he expects them to lead their Scouts in similar outdoor meetings.

Select a Nearby Spot

Bear in mind that Patrol Leaders conduct their outdoor Patrol activities after school in fields, in parks, or even in backyards. You may be able to conduct this hike in one of these nearby spots.

Finish What You Start

The activities suggested for this hike in the remainder of this chapter are simple and easy enough to fit the abilities of Scouts in the lower half of the scale. If your boys are older and superior, you may step up the games and contests, but finish whatever you start quickly and answer essential questions briefly. This actually works out quicker than to stop in the middle of a contest, tell Scouts how to finish it, explain variations and then conclude by answering questions, some of which confuse Scouts who, at the outset, were quite clear.

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