- Who will draw each part of the map? What part of your neighbourhood does each person know best?
- When are you going to head out on your Adventure in your neighbourhood?
- What things are you going to add to your map?
- How will you keep track of the things you see so that you can add them to your map?
- Using a large piece of paper or multiple smaller pieces of paper, work as a team or Section to draw a map of your neighbourhood.
- Decide on which person will draw which area, how big your map will be and what you will put on your map. Then, use your map to plan a walk around your neighbourhood!
- If you want to make sure your map is accurate, use a GPS to explore your neighbourhood. Go for a walk and plot your favourite places as GPS waypoints.
- When you get back to your meeting hall, put your waypoints on a map – it could be a digital map, physical map, or one you draw yourself!
- What did you see when you were exploring?
- Did you visit a part of your neighbourhood you have never been to before?
- Is there a different part of your neighbourhood you would like to visit next time?
- Did you discover any new places in your neighbourhood?
- Did your team work well together? Why or why not?
- What would you do differently next time? Can you make a model of your community from clay or papier-mache?
Keep it Simple
- Use a real map to help plan the map you’re drawing – it might help to give you an idea of where things are.
Take it Further
- Share your favourite places in your community and be a Local Tour Guide. https://www.scouts.ca/activity-finder/local-tour-guide.html