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Childhhod trivia question. Please help!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Jolly_Roger1, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    A few days ago, in conversation, someone mentioned an outdoor activity they used to do, with the Scouts. It consisted of going from one location to another, to find cards that gave a clue to where the next clue could be found. None of us could remember what this was called. Some suggested 'treasure hunt' but I am sure that it had another name. Does anyone know?
  2. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    orienteering? umm.. no, that had a map.
  3. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Did it involve maps? It wasn't a form of orienteering was it?
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I don't remember cards (I was a Brownie and a Guide), but I recall following 'clues' left (like arrangements of sticks, stones, chalk marks, etc) and this was called 'tracking'.
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  5. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Wide Game - I just googled it. We used to do this in Guides too.

    'Tracking' was different and, like you say, involved sticks and stones etc as clues not notes.
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  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    We did it too. We called it orienteering even though there wasn't a map.
  7. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    I don't think it involved maps or map references; just semi--cryptic clues as to the location of the next card. The name 'wild game' doesn't sound familiar, although I am talking about fifty years ago.
  8. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Not 'wild' - WIDE - and I did it 50 years ago too maybe your group called it something different.
    Edit:I've just looked on the Scouts website again and Wide game seems to involve collecting objects as well so maybe a different game. (I've got stuff to do and I'm procrastinating)
  9. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    @inky: Sorry, I miss-read what you typed. Wide doesn't sound familiar but thank you, and everyone else, for trying.
  10. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter


    Scavenger hunt? Except that involves collecting things as well.
  11. Alceanne

    Alceanne Occasional commenter

    The Guide group I went to called it "Wild Clues-Chase", (with an East Midlands accent!) but I think that might have been the brainwave of our Guider, as nobody else I've ever met has known this.
    When I went to some county-wide camp I was utterly bewildered by something called 'Wide Game' and got my patrol completely and utterly lost...
  12. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    When I helped to run a cub pack way back in the mists of time, we called them Wide Games.

    I was Bagera!! :D
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