Map Symbol Game

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Patrols have to race to locate symbols on a map.


1:25,000 map & coloured markers

Flash cards added from OS website:


Place the map open on a table and have the patrols around the map. Each Patrol has a different colour marker (Plastic Milk Bottle Tops are good).

The leader calls for a symbol to be found (or uses flash cards) then the scouts find and claim the symbol on the map with their marker.
Allow 30 seconds per symbol


  • game
  • map reading
  • New skills
  • Outdoor
  • outdoors
  • symbol
  • team building

Badge Links

  • Navigator - OS Maps
  • Orienteer - Colours and symbols