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Scout House Reel Author: Ted Sannella
Formation: Longways, American contra (improper)
Start with 1s between 2s all facing downA1:
Down the centre four in line; turn alone come back bending into a circle.A2:
Circle left once round; half a ladies' chain.B1:
Women do-si-do across the set and go a bit further (passing right shou again); swing the opposite man ending facing across the set in progressed places (woman on right of man).B2:
All join hands, lines forward and back; 1s swing in the centre and finish between the next 2s facing down.
The Scout House is owned by the Girl Scouts in Concord, Massachusetts, and is a hotbed of contra dancing.
Music: 32-bar reels