“Travelling around the country” Wednesday, Jan 6 2010 

Short description The patrols are to consider, how to go to a specific place in the country
Instructions Every patrol  is given a map of Bhutan. Each patrol decide a specific town or place, and note this on a piece of paper. All the patrols swap papers. Now each of the patrols are to consider how to travel from where they are now to the place written on the piece of paper they received from the other patrol. They are to consider the means of transportation (by foot, car, bus etc.), and also places of interest along the way. After planning the trip, they are to present it to the other patrols.
Type of activity Orienteering
Section of scouts Cubs, Scouts
Number of participants 10 or more
Duration 30-60 minutes
Location Any
Season Any
Materials A map of Bhutan per patrol, paper and pens
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Where is X Wednesday, Jan 6 2010 

Short description An activity where the scouts learn about the 4 corners of the world on a map and to tell in what direction one feature on the map is relative to another.
Instructions All scouts have a map of the same area. A point of reference is chosen (e.g. the camp). One scout chooses a landmark on the map (e.g. a bridge) and asks the rest “where is the bridge relative to the camp”. The other scouts finds the bridge on the map and answers “the bridge is located to the south west of the camp”. The scouts take turns in choosing landmarks.

The activity can be made harder by also asking for an approximate distance to the landmark (this might require a little instruction on scale and the use of the grid).

Type of activity Orienteering
Section of scouts Scouts, Rovers
Number of participants Any (if many split up into smaller groups)
Duration 15-30 minutes
Location Any
Season Any
Materials Maps for everybody