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It is probably some primitive instinct that makes man-hunt such a thrilling game. Like the treasure-hunt it has the advantage of adaptability to any numbers, time or place, and admits of infinite variations for the Scouter who gives play to his imagination. 

Skill in tracking and stalking are essentials if any success is to be obtained in the man-hunt, and if the Scouts are given plenty of practice in these activities, there is no limit to the possibilities of this type of game. 

Examples of Man-Hunt Wide Games:

bulletThe Lost Leaders  (Man-Hunt).
bulletMotor Bandits  (Man-Hunt).

 From Scouting for Boys (Baden-Powell): 


On Trek, p. 88;  

From Scouting Games (Baden-Powell): 

bullet Scout meets Scout, p. 15; 
bullet Signaler's Game, p. 17; 
bullet Spider and Fly, p. 20; 
bullet Scouting in the Open, p. 21; 
bullet Fugitives, p. 23; 
bullet Spot your Staves, p. 25; 
bullet Scout Hunting, p. 30; 
bullet Lion Hunting, p. 36; 
bullet Escaped Smoker, p. 83; 
bullet Will O' the Wisp, p. 85; 
bullet Showing the Light, p. 85; 
bullet Night Outposts, p. 86; 
bullet Fox Hunting, p. 88; 
bulletArctic Expeditions, p. 87;  
bullet Siberian Man Hunt, p. 86; 
bullet Follow the Trail, p.75.

From Games for Scouts (1929, Mackenzie): 

bullet Search for Prince Charlie, p. 35; 
bullet Spy Hunt, p. 36; 
bullet Escaped Convict, p. 52; 
bullet The Fugitive, p. 53; 
bullet Searching for Fugitives, p. 55; 
bullet Indians and Settlers, p. 56. 

From Saturday Afternoon Scouting (Stocks): 

bullet Afghan Raiders, p. 57; 
bullet The Prince of Ruritania, p. 63; 
bullet Don Pedro's Documents, p. 64; 
bullet Tracking the Robbers, p. 65; 
bullet Pursuit of the Wahabis, p. 66.

From The Scouter:  

bullet Man Hunting, August, 1930.

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