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Map Quest

This is a good follow up to the map reader badge work. You can't really do it with a group of more than about six and it does take at least 40 minutes to work through. If you have a large Pack it is better as a camp or sleepover activity, with different groups completing it at different times through the day.

You need:
  • Oxford OS Landranger Map (164)
  • Set of reminder cards 
  • Grid reference acetates
  • Red envelope clue cards
  • Answer sheets and pens
  • Prize box 
Explain to the Cubs that they will be using all the map reading skills that they have learnt (during map reader badge work) in order to answer questions. If they manage to make it all the way round they will find the treasure. Give the Cubs the first card. Try and let them work out the answers for themselves. They can use the reminder cards to help them with skills. If they are completely stuck then give them some hints and suggestions, or show them how to do what they are struggling with. As they solve each clue give them the next one. Even if they don’t make it to the end in the time available award them with a prize, as long as they didn't just give up. 

> Skills cards (PDF) - create an A6 laminated set!
> Quiz cards (PDF) - cut up and stick to the appropriate red envelopes
> Red envelopes (PDF) - print on red card or paper