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Navigator Badge

Navigator badge sheet
We usually complete this at the same time as the map reader badge as there is some overlap between the activities.

1 With other Cub Scouts, go for a walk with a leader around the local area. Take it in turns to use one or more of the following methods of navigation (a) written instructions (b) taped instructions (c) road signs (d) tracking signs (e) maps.
The hikes that we complete for requirements 3 and 7 of the map reader badge ensure that the Cubs use maps, written instructions and road signs.

2 By drawing a simple map, direct someone from your meeting place to a local railway station, bus stop, hospital, doctor, post office, etc.
Get the Cubs to do this after they have spent some time learning about and looking at maps as a part of the map reader badge work:
> Route map (PDF)

3 Using a local street map, find certain roads and places of interest as requested by a leader.
You can complete this in conjunction with requirement 4 of the map reader badge.
> List of landmarks to find (PDF)
> Street map to find landmarks on (PDF)
> Street map key (PDF)
> Street map with landmarks circled (PDF)

4 Help plan, or take part in, a treasure hunt, using clues, directions and signs to reach an unknown destination.
This requirement is fulfilled by Cubs taking part in our Monopoly treasure hunt.