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Compass & Map Reading Patch Program®

Product Number: MF-4951G-12

Scout outdoor skills patch groupOne of the patches in our outdoor skills patch group. Order the group and save or order only what you need. Download the suggested requirements below. They will not be sent with the patches.

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2″ Embroidered Iron-On Patch.

MakingFriends Patch Program®

This 2″ iron-on embroidered patch is part of our patch program®.


Suggestions for how younger kids can earn the Compass & Map Reading Patch.

Before you go hiking:

  1. If you have internet access, get familiar with a park map such as this interactive map from Reading PA. If not, get a map from your local park and familiarize yourself with the parts of a map.Scout Compass & Map Reading Worksheets
  2. Print the download attached to your order confirmation about map basics. Locate the compass rose on the map. Locate the key on the map. Complete each of the sentences with north, east, south or west using the compass rose and the key.
  3. If you have internet access watch the video below about the parts of a compass. Print the download attached to your order  confirmation. Use the information you’ve learned to fill in the blanks.

When you go hiking:

  1. Find your starting location on the park map. Find your planned trail on the map. What direction will you be heading?
  2. Demonstrate you can use a compass to find your Direction of Go.
  3. During your hike, check the map and the compass. Find your location.

Suggestions for how older kids can earn the Compass & Map Reading Patch.

Scout Letterboxing WorksheetsBefore you go hiking:

  1. Letterboxing is a “treasure hunt” style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places and post clues to finding the box online. Find out if there are any letterboxes in a nearby park.
  2. Print the letterboxing download attached to your order confirmation. The map is a pretend camp where you will be going letterboxing. Each red dot represents 10 paces. Starting at the campground follow the instructions to find the letterbox. Always stay on the trail.
    After you find the letterbox, choose another spot on the map and write the clues on another piece of paper. Switch with a troop mate and find each others letterboxes.
  3. Find out about geocaching.
  4. Find out about orienteering.
  5. Decide if you want to participate in any of the above activities. If so, use the online resources to prepare.

When you go hiking:

  1. If you chose one of the navigation games, complete your goal. If not, use a park map and a compass to track your hike.





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Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

13 reviews for "Compass & Map Reading Patch Program®"

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    great resources

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    All of the patches above along with the requirements are perfect for my Girl Scouts!

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