Re: Teaching Webelos Orienteering
Paul Sweeney (sweeney@NETWAY1.MDC.NET)
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 08:08:57 -0400
At 10:11 PM 9/22/96 -0500, you wrote:
>So my question comes down to two basic points: 1. What topics can be
>covered in this short period of time, and 2. How can I get the webelos to
>actually get a compass in their hands (we have plenty to use) and try it
>out rather than just me "lecturing" to the groups. Obviously, a full
>fledged course that I usually use is out of the question due to time.
A "game" that I used when I was a Webelos Leader was "boxing the compass".
Get some thin plywood or heavy duty cardboard. Cut into approximately 6" X
6" squares. Paint a cardinal point of the compass on each. I would recommend
using 16 points (N, NNE, NE, etc.) Using the compass have the boys lay out
the squares with the points properly oriented.
A second game that has been used at our Council camporees has a handout with
10-20 symbols used on topo maps. The groups or individuals would have a
specified amount of time to identify as many of the symbols as possible.
Good luck and have fun!
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