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Hunting for a treasure is always popular. The arrangement for a game of this type entails considerable previous preparation, and calls for some ingenuity in laying clues, etc. One great value of the treasure-hunt is that it can be adapted to very small numbers, and, if necessary, to a very short space of time and can be carried out almost anywhere in town as well as in the open country. 

A Troop will need progressive training for this kind of game. The Second Class Test in tracking is an early stage, and once the Scouts are skilled in that, the trails and clues can become increasingly difficult and ingenious.  Great care should be taken at first to avoid laying too difficult a trail, as this disheartens the Scouts. 

As the numbers available for the game increase, so it is necessary to increase the number of trails to the treasure, as this kind of observation and deduction cannot be carried out in mass. One Patrol at a time is the greatest number that should be following a trail. 

Examples of Treasure Hunt Wide Games: 

bulletFoiling the Robbers  (Treasure-Hunt).
bulletCompass Trail  (Treasure-Hunt).

From Scouting Games (Baden-Powell): 

bullet The Traitor's Letter, p. 18; 
bullet Treasure-Hunt, p. 34; 
bullet Torn Manuscript, p. 35; 

From Games for Scouts (1929, Mackenzie): 

bullet Treasure-Hunts, pp. 42-49; 
bullet The Holy Trees of the Incas, p. 61; 
bullet The Glory of Africa, p. 63.

From Saturday Afternoon Scouting (Stocks) 

bulletEldorado, p. 62; 
bullet Prospecting for Gold, p. 67; 
bullet Hidden Treasure Games, PP. 70-76. 

See Also:

American Treasure Hunt Games

Wide Games






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