The Scots other half and the other half of it’s planned game play elements!
An upgrade-able feature of the Scout System allows you to actually send a scout out ahead of the Hunting Team. Revealing a few hunt events ahead of time and allowing you a chance to properly prepare for them. It might also give your team and option to adjust or add some terrain to the deck, representing the scouts forward collected knowledge. Of course, there is always the risk that the Scout simply never returns. The investment of endeavours and resources spent on their expeditions will weight the dice accordingly.