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Wolf Finding Your WayFinding Your Way,
a Wolf Elective Adventure

The Wolf Den Leader guide says, “Learning to read and use a map and a compass is a valuable skill.  In this adventure, Scouts will receive an introduction to maps, symbol, and the cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west.  They will also learn the basic functions of a compass.”

Read on to discover this adventure’s requirements and fun ways to complete them!


Complete the following Requirements.

  1. A. Using a map of your city or town, locate where you live.
    B. Draw a map for a friend so he or she can locate your home, a park, a school, or other locations in your neighborhood. Use symbols to show parks, buildings, trees, and water. You can invent your own symbols. Be sure to include a key so your symbols can be identified.
  2. A. Identify what a compass rose is and where it is on the map.
    B. Use a compass to identify which direction is north. Show how to determine which way is south, east, and west.
  3. Go on a scavenger hunt using a compass, and locate an object with a compass.
  4. Using a map and compass, go on a hike or walk with your den or family.