scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: Map and compass Games
Paul S. Wolf (paul.s.wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Thu Nov 04 1999 - 12:24:42 CST
Jan Mussler wrote:
> Does anyone know where I can get the dimensions and coordinates for a
> game I saw at SMF? The leader had a chain that was maybe 50 feet long
> with numbered metal tags every 5 feet (maybe 10 feet). You stretched
> it out and were given a card with directions to follow and a compass.
> You started at say number 1 and (hopefully) ended up back at another
> (hopefully correct) number on the chain.
> I did have the Beginner Compass games from the Scout office, but
> managed to misplace it (lend it or whatever) and don't want to have to
> buy another. This would be easier to set up in a hurry.
It should be available at your Scout Shop or Trading Post. Look for the
Regular Compass game, as opposed to the Beginner version. It's a series
of 5x7 cards with sets of bearings and distances ( in a manila 5x7
envelope). It requires a 100' x 100' area, with the base line on a true
East-West line. It also comes in a METRIC version (with the points 2
meters apart, as I recall.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu