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Map & Compass Pin (Cub Scout Pack (BSA))

Earn the Map and Compass belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  • 1 Explain to your den or an adult family member what cartography means.
  • 2 Make a poster showing 10 map symbols and their meaning.
  • 3 Read a book or story about a famous explorer or navigator. Tell your den or family what you learned.
  • 4 Make a simple compass with a magnet and pin.
  • 5 Explain the difference between latitude and longitude and show them on a map or globe.
  • 6 Draw a compass rose for a map. Label north, south, east, and west.
  • 7 Study a blank map of the United States of America. Label your state, and the states that share its boundary lines.
  • 8 In the field, show how to take a compass bearing and how to follow it.
  • 9 Show how to measure distances, using a scale on a map legend.
  • 10 Measure your pace. Then layout a simple compass course for your den to try.
  • 11 Using a road map, determine how many miles it is between two major cities or familiar destinations.
  • 12 Explain what the different map colors can mean on a map.