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bulletInter-Patrol or smaller groups 
bullet Requires maps and compasses

If possible provide a map for each Patrol. In the approximate center of each map draw long lines at right angles running N and S and E and W. Put 8 crosses on the center of important spots indicated by symbols near the outer edges of the map and number each cross.

 

The Contest

In advance of the Starting signal each Patrol Leader assigns the 8 points to the members of his Patrol. The Patrol wins that takes the most correct readings to those points in the shortest time.

 

Tip

Perfection and speed do not go hand in hand. Caution Scouts to be accurate. Allow at least a 2 error on each side of the correct line thus: if the reading measured accurately with a protractor is 56, consider 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58 to be correct. A smaller error might be used for Senior Scouts.

It will be impossible to sight compass readings even with the 2 error suggested, unless the map is placed some distance from the floor on a chair, table or improvised tripod. Why not ask Patrol leader to bring in lashed and braced tripods made from Scout staves or sticks?

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