Map Key

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Understanding the Key of an OS Map


OS Maps


1. Cubs gather in small groups around an OS Map
2. Ask Cubs what a key to a map is (explain if necessary)
3. Ask Cubs to identify items that are in the key (ie. Symbols/Scale/Direction of North/Map Details/Revision Data)
4. Explain purpose of all these items


  • key
  • map reading
  • map symbols
  • scale

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