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Have fun learning to read maps at Scouts

Sir,

Statistics have been released by Ordnance Survey which show that 40 per cent of people questioned did not feel confident with reading a paper map.

New technology means that we are reliant on satnavs and the GPS on our phones but in some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes you might struggle to get a signal that you can rely on. Not only that but technology is expensive and what happens if the battery runs out or if you get it wet? Also navigating your way home using a map is a challenge and requires problem-solving skills – there’s no fun in simply switching on a phone and it telling you how to get home.

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