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Zig Zag Relay
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Guessing Quantities
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Your House, My House
A piece of string about three feet long is tied to the end of...

Hot And Cold
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Cocoanut Cream
1-1/2 lb. granulated sugar. 4 oz. grated cocoanut. Me...

Bulbs In Glasses
Hyacinths and daffodils can also be grown in glasses filled w...

Treasure Hunt

Source: School, Church, and Home Games

This game is a very adaptable one and can be run in a great number of
different ways. It can be as simple or as complex as any leader may

A mysterious letter may be read to the group or a letter in code posted
where the group can see it. The contents of this letter will direct any
one to a place where he will find detailed information as to the exact
location of a buried treasure. By following instructions or working out
the code, a boy will discover a second letter in hiding, or a time
limit may be allowed to find letter number 3. At the end of that time
the information contained in the second letter may be given to the
entire group, so that all may hunt for letter number 3. This method
keeps everybody in the game. As many letters may be hidden as desired,
using the treasure as the last. This game can be used to teach
observation, trailing and tracking. Letters using identification of
trees, flowers, marks on trees, birds' nests, etc., may be used. Map
and chart reading make the game more difficult. Letters may be written
in Morse and Continental codes, or easy codes may be made.

A good book on trees or flowers, a small ax, or any useful article may
be the hidden treasure.

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