Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: 2nd Class Req 1b (Compass Hike)
Re: 2nd Class Req 1b (Compass Hike)
Fri, 25 Sep 1998 10:29:26 -0400
On Thu, 24 Sep 1998, James H. Sleezer wrote:
> Randy Storms asked about drawing the map before you take the second class
> By drawing the map ahead of time (use topos or whatever other resources are
> available), the scout gets to test his ability to follow his own map! He
> should identify enough landmarks that he can relocate himself if he gets
> off track, i.e., what would be the compass heading to the radio tower from
> the intersection of two trails. At the very least, he knows he passes
> "north of the cemetary" and "turns south at the school house."
I t'ink a lot of you guys are missing Randy's point. Let me illustrate:
I need you to draw me of map of how to get from the busstop on the
GT-Road to my family's house. Do I pass (a) a pond (b) a shrine (c) a
house of worship (d) a mill? If so, which side of the road is it/they on?
*I* can draw this map, because I've walked and ridden that path. *YOU*
cannot because you don't know how to get there from here ... in fact, you
don't even know where there is. (g)
That being the case, _how_ would you go about it?
>From the responses, it seems that the hike is intended to occur over an
area KNOWN to the boy, so he can draw a map. This of course would
eliminate the problem Randy was having. (g)