Half-Troop Teams Facing Lines
Equipment: A buzzer or signal flag for each team, a neckerchief for the
Method: Half-troop teams line up in facing lines 15 feet apart. The bacon
is placed halfway between the two lines. The captain of each team is at
one end of the line with a signal buzzer. Each Scout is assigned a letter.
To start the game, the captains are given a letter. They signal this letter
to their team. The Scout on each team who has been assigned this letter
runs out to the center in an effort to steal the bacon. When he has the
bacon, he races back to his team. If he gets there without being tagged
by the opposing player, he scores a point. If he is tagged before reaching
his goal, the point goes to the other side. At the end of each round,
the Scouts rotate so that they have a different letter each time.
Scoring: The team with the most points wins.