Scouting magazine

Quiz: How well can you use a map and compass?

EVERY FIRST CLASS Scout can compute a bearing from a map and follow it on the ground. But can he correct his compass for magnetic declination? Triangulate his position on a map? Interpret topographic dangers like falls and canyons? 

Take this quiz and see how much you and your Scouts know about wilderness navigation. You’ll need a compass and pencil to do some of the problems. Note: An incorrect question on a camping quiz is no big deal; one wrong compass bearing, however, will get you lost!

Choose the best answer. Some questions may have more than one right answer.


After taking the ‘Get Your Bearings’ quiz, use this list of answers to check your work. 


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