Introduction to Route Cards

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Introduction to Route Planning


Completed Route Card, Maps, Blank Simplified Route Cards


1. Explain to the YP what a Route Card is and why it is important.
2. Briefly explain how to complete a route card.
3. Hand out blank simplified route cards and get the YP to decide on a short journey (starting from home or the scout hut to a place of their choice) and then create a route card.
4. Ask them to draw a simple map on the back of the card to illustrate their route


  • hike preparation
  • maps
  • navigate
  • Navigator
  • route card
  • route plan

Badge Links

  • Navigator - Compass routes
  • Navigator - Coordinates
  • Navigator - Distance and time
  • Navigator - Map
  • Navigator - Route
  • Navigator - Setting and references