Scouts on both sides wear their scarves tucked lightly in their belts, and the object of each side is to capture as many of these "tails" as possible. To creep up behind a hostile Scout and grab his "tail" before he discovers you, calls for far more caution and scouting than does ordinary ankle-tapping. Again, a Scout may suddenly discover that his own "tail" is missing just as he is going to capture an enemy's, which all adds to the fun of the game. Of course, if desired, colored pieces of cloth or handkerchiefs can be used instead of the Scout scarves.

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