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Scuba Diving Merit Badge







Outdoor Skills








Native "Indian" Skills 




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50 Night Camp Games!
Fun Night Activities
Outdoor Camping Skills for Boy Scouts
Getting Started at Night Scouting
Fear of the Dark
Telling Time and Direction by the stars
Night Eyes, Night Ears, and Night Nose
Night Stalking and Night Hiking





Outdoor Games

Wide Games
Night Games
Native American "Indian" Games
Games Birch Bark Roll
Relay Games
Game Leadership
More Outdoor Games




Outdoor Shelter





Camp Fire Programs

  Campfire Stunts & Skits




Spring Activities for Boys

75 Kite Making Plans
11 Marble Games
Making Stilts
Fishing Bait and Psychology
Pet Frogs
Hoops & Wheels 
Games of Tops
Covered Wagon Campout
Dan Beard's Classic "Pushmobile"
Covered Wagon Campout




Summer Activities for Boys

Outdoor Games
42 Night Games
9 "New" Games of Ball
Choosing Up and Counting Out
Duck on a Rock, Hopscotch for Boys, I Spy,
Jack Candles, Jack Stones, Jack's Alive
Kick the Wicket, Mumbly Peg, SkittlesSpirit Tortoise, Tipcat,
Dead Bugs
3 Forms of Leapfrog
18 Games of Tag
"New" Ball Games: Town Ball; Battle Callie; Corner Ball
Crackabout; Hand Up; Hat Ball; House Ball;
House Over; Old Cat; Rolly Poly





Autumn Activities for Boys

Boys' Ballista
Elder Guns
Indian Games
Lasso (See also Spin a Rope)
Spring Shot
"Tally-Ho" and Other Cries
Taxidermy For Boys
Thanksgiving Trash Can Turkey --> "Simple" Version




Winter Activities for Boys

Snowball Warfare
Outdoor Winter Snow Games
Survival Kits
Making Winter Camp
21 Sled, Sleigh & Ice Boat Plans
Skate Sails (Skater's Wings)
Ice Fishing
Snow Houses
Snow Sculpture and Statuary
On the Ice
Cold Weather Camping
How to Make Snowshoes
Permanent Winter Camps & Shelters
Winter Health & Safety
How to Make Moccasins
Cold Weather Training




 Theme Hikes 



Train for Tracking

 Human Footprints

 Human Tracks

How to Stalk

 Deduction & Detective

 Animal Tracks

  Tracking Rules 

 The Influence of Ground, Time, and Weather 

 Training in Tracking for Scouts and Cubs

 Tracker's Badge 


Rub Two Sticks Together









Build a Sled

21 Sled Plans





Make a Teepee

10' Tepee Plans

12' Tepee Plans

Painting the Tepee

Woodcraft 4-Pole Teepee

Indian Shelters

Indian Communal Shelters

Bark Teepee






Throw a Tomahawk

Axe Throwing








Mumble the Peg

Also Known As:
Mumbly Peg 
Mumbley Pegs 
Mumblety Peg
Mumble Pegs
Mumble Peg
Mumble de Peg




Play Wide Games

Bigger than Other Games!








Make Snowshoes







Build a Boat 

Learn How to Sail









Text by Bee







Spin a Rope:
Throw a Lariat Lasso

How to Make a Lariat
How to Spin It
Trick Cowboy Knots
Types of Lariats & Their Care




Make a Totem Pole

The Lure of Totem Lore
Adaptations & Uses of Totem Poles
Materials & Tools
Essentials of Design
Steps in Carving Small Poles
The Story of the Pole
Authentic Totems Arranged by Tribes
Making your Own Patrol Totem
Use of Color
Suggestions for Winter Quarters
Craftsmanship Gifts, etc.
Brief history of Totemism
The Totem Talks



Dance Like a Native







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Learn Indian Sign Language

Includes signs, pictographic symbols, dictionary of synonyms, history, smoke signals.  First edition published in 1926. Author lived on the edge of the Sioux Indian Reservation in Dakota Territory from 1884 to 1894.




Camp Warm in the Cold

Winter Camp
Activities & Recreation
Food & Water
Gear & Clothing
Health & Safety
Programs & Training
Sleep & Shelter
Snow & Ice
Travel & Navigation







Play with Sticks








Win Marbles





Get Up in the Air on Stilts










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Make Kites

75 Plans  







Make Secret Trail Signs








Throw your Voice








Talk with Your Hands







Games For Boy Scouts

Boy's Ballista
Blow Guns
Stalking Games
Army War Games
Baden-Powell's Games





Indoor Games

Ernest Seton's "Indoor Games"

Ernest Seton's "Council Games"

Baden-Powell's "Indoor Games"

Ripley's "Indoor Games"

Games for Disabled Boys






Pioneer Handbook

Scouting Founder, Dan Beard's 
two pre-Scouting organizations:

"The Boy Pioneers"
"The Sons of Daniel Boone."





Birch Bark Roll

Scouting Founder, Ernest Seton's 
pre-Scouting organization 

"The Woodcraft Indians."




bulletOutdoor Handy Book by Dan Beard
bulletAmerican Boy's Handy Book By Dan Beard
bulletFrom Dan Beard's Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties:
The Half-Cave Shelter; Fallen-Tree Shelter; Bark Teepee;
Beaver-Mat Shacks; Indian Shacks & Shelters; Birch Bark
or Tar Paper Shack; Indian Communal Houses

Activities for Older Boys

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