Ordnance Survey Flash Cards

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Test/Revise Cubs knowledge of the Ordnance Survey Symbols using the flash cards and set Ordnance Survey Maps.


Ordnance Survey Map Symbol Flash Cards (http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/education-and-research/teaching-resources/map-symbol-flashcards.html)
Ordnance Survey Maps (1 per six)


Divide the cubs into sixes and give each six an Ordnance Survey Map (ideally identical).
Show the cubs a symbol flash card.
The first six to find the symbol on the map and correctly explain its meaning gets a
The six with the most points at the end of the game wins.
This can be made more complex by adding the requirement for the sixes to find the 6 figure grid reference of the grid symbol as well as the meaning to get the point.


  • map
  • map symbols
  • navigation
  • OS key or legend
  • OS map
  • Outdoor and Adventure

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