Last weekend I worked with Great Marlow School at Youlbury Scout Activity Centre providing tuition in map and compass skills for young people undertaking there Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
On each day I spent time with the group teaching the theory of map and compass skills after which we went on a 6 mile walking trip out from the activity centre into the surrounding countryside. Both groups performed really well being able to navigate with a minimum of advice and assistance from myself.
In the afternoon we spent a couple of hours on route planning in preparation for there expedition training in the forthcoming months.
In the evening the groups were shown how to put up a tent and how to cook using trangia meths stoves.