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Descriptions of English Wide Games

The games contained in this part have been chosen as representative ones; the number could have been increased considerably by including descriptions of similar games played under varying conditions, but this would not have been very useful; one of the distinctive characteristics of a Wide Game is that it is adapted to local conditions and to the kind of country available. It is hardly possible that a single one of the games mentioned can be used just as it stands anywhere except in the area for which it was devised, but a sufficient number of the specimens are given to enable the Scouter to realize the variety and scope of Wide Games of all types. It has also proved essential to a clear understanding of many of the games to give maps of the actual ground covered. These maps are mere sketch maps from which a good deal of important detail, such as nature of ground, has been omitted. The instructions for these games should be read carefully in conjunction with the map, so that a full appreciation may be gained of how the particular features of the country have been worked into the plot. It has been possible to give the instructions used for some games together with a brief story setting out the atmosphere; for others a description has been substituted as being more useful. Comments on the main features, objects and results of the game are given at the end of each. Two specimen games for Rover Scouts and the full instructions for a couple of Association Wide Games are included at the end.

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Bandits and Police ] Border Raiders ] Capture the Flag ] Compass Trail ] Escapes ] Foiling the Robbers ] Gold Standard ] Highwaymen ] Lost Leaders ] Motor Bandits ] Ned Kelly ] Occupying the Thicket ] Polar Dash ] Rival Archaeologists ] Robin Hood ] Rum & Tea ] Staffs ] Surveyors ] Totem Raid ] Viking Invasion ] The Wreckers ]

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