Re: Teaching Webelos Orienteering
Leslie D. Fife (ldfife@BACHMAN.CS.OU.EDU)
Sun, 22 Sep 1996 22:23:11 -0500
> I hope that some people have some practical suggestions to help me out. I
> have been asked to teach a station on orienteering at Webelos Action
> Camp. I will have to teach to ten different rotations of about fifteen
> webelos each. The rotations are about 35 minutes (probably thirty in
> reality by the time all the bustling about is done.)
> Greg Bromen.
what I would do would be to cover the basics of compass use without
a map. That means primarily taking bearings. Teaching them their
pace would also be possible. I would keep it to this minimum to allow
time for an activity. The BSA sells two very good beginner compass
games. Neither involves more than bearings and pacing (if I recall,
one is just taking bearings). Both can be done in a relatively
small area, and there are multiple solutions for each, depending
on where each scout is started.
I'd save the topos for the Boy Scouts, and groups with more than 30 min.
If you want more on the games, send me an e-mail, and I'll fill you in.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City