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BOGUK Gets Lost

BOGUK gets lost Complete clauses 1 and 2, and any five other clauses which provide a personal challenge to you.

1. Give somebody accurate directions to your home or Guide meeting place. This may be verbal, by use of sketch map etc.

2. Accompany a motorist or motorcyclist as a passenger and act successfully as a navigator for a total journey of at least 160 kilometres. For a specified section of the journey, covering a distance of 80 kilometres, prepare and use an AutoRoute or AA type strip-route map. The journey should also include navigating with no previous preparation of the route.

3. Make a collection of maps and street plans, eg road maps, Ordnance Survey maps, tourist maps, street maps and public transport maps. Look at as many different types as possible. Show your collection to your Patrol and explain when you would use each map and from where you would obtain them.

4. Explain how to read a map or street plan of your choice. Include information such as scale, grid reference and symbols.

5. Draw a sketch map of the area around your home, work or other familiar place and indicate if the map would be used by drivers, pedestrians or both.

6. Be able to give clear directions to a given place within your locality, eg local shops, telephone box, police station, bus stop etc. You should be able to give directions to motorists and pedestrians.

7. Explain how to obtain information to help you plan a journey, eg train or bus times. Show how to read a timetable.

8. Know where in your locality a stranger may find information, maps etc

9. Plan two journeys using different methods, eg:

  • A walk using an Ordnance Survey map.
  • Travelling to camp using a road map.
  • A city walk using a tourist map.
  • Visiting a tourist attraction using public transport.

10. Using an Ordnance Survey map, show that you understand the meaning of scale, National Grid Reference and true, grid and magnetic north and can recognise conventional map signs.

11. Interpret contour lines in terms of shape and steepness of terrain and know the local names and meanings of topographical features such as col, ridge, spur, and so on.

12. Show how to set the map with and without a compass. Be able to use and to give six - figure grid references.

13. Show how to measure distance on the map and how to estimate timings for a particular route.

14. Show how to find north without the aid of a compass, by day or night.

15. Know how the national system of road numbering works and be familiar with the traffic signs and signals as illustrated in The Highway Code.

16. Take part in a hike or ramble in open countryside, showing that you can walk on a bearing and pinpoint your position using three cross-bearings. Demonstrate methods of route selection.

17. Take part in two properly organised orienteering events and show an improvement in your performance.

18. Demonstrate your awareness of the latest developments in electronic technology such as the Global Positioning System

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