15th Glasgow (Eaglesham) Scout Group

COMMON MISTAKES: Don't make them!

1. The group splits up and some members of the team get so far ahead that they can't be seen. One part of the group might have the map/compass/first-aid-kit/tent/emergency shelter, leaving the others without vital equipment. This is a big no-no!! Stay together.

2. Instead of 4+ brains working together to minimise mistakes in map reading & compass work, the group relies on 1 person who may or may not be going the right way. Have fun, listen to your music if you like but don't be a passenger. Take part, learn and be a good team member. As assessors and supervisors, we can tell who is working hard and who maybe isn't. You never know when we're watching and where from.....

3. The group guesses on a route/direction. Maybe they want to follow the road most travelled/ the obvious path but maybe that isn't the direction recorded on the Route Card. The group try to rely on Google Maps and phoning fellow Scouts but maybe neither will work well in the middle of a forrest or on a hill-side. The group are not confident with the compass and don't check the bearing.

1. POINTS OF THE COMPASS

2 THE COMPASS 

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3. THE MAP

Get to know what the common features are, know what symbols/images mean.

North is always at the top of your map

ALONG THE CORRIDORTHEN  âž¡ï¸. UP THE STAIRS  â¬†ï¸

1st - numbers along the bottom. 2nd  - numbers up the side

So....how to give a 6-figure grid reference.

1. Along the corridor = 625

2. Up the stairs = 333

625 333

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News & Updates

Scouts - Read tonight
20th January 2015

Cubs & Scouts - Canceled tonight
9th December 2014

information needed for each member
5th December 2014

Group Coffee Afternoon
30th November 2014

Scouts Read Tuesday meeting Please
21st November 2014

Upcoming events

Cubs - Games Night
19th October 2021

Scouts-DIY/fire safety/hobbies
19th October 2021, 19:40 - 21:00

Bouldering
21st October 2021, 19:00 - 21:00

Beavers - My Skills Challenge Award and Investitures
22nd October 2021, 18:30 - 19:30

Cubs - Halloween Party
26th October 2021

Scouts - Halloween Party
26th October 2021, 19:40 - 21:00

Beavers - Halloween Party
29th October 2021, 18:30 - 19:30

Cubs - Guy Fawkes Night Activities
2nd November 2021

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