Speed Learning: Map and Compass

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Scouts go round bases at 5 minute intervals learning about map and compass work


OS map per patrol or group
Compass per Patrol or group
timer (someoe to keep the time)


Leaders set up at their bases as follows:

Base 1: show them the basics of setting a map

Base 2: show them 4 figure and 6 figure grid references

Base 3: icons used on OS maps

Base 4: compass - how to take a bearing

Base 5: distance using the scale at the bottom of the map and string


  • compass
  • map
  • speed

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