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Senior Map Maker (Baden Powell Service Association Troop)

  • 1

    Make a map on the ground, by triangulation using a prismatic compass or plane table, of an area of about 40 acres, chosen by the Examiner, at the scale of 1:4000 approx. The area should include fields, a building and a pond or equivalent features.

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  • 2

    Make a road map, with compass and field book, of 3 Km of road, showing all main features and objects within a reasonable distance on either side, to a scale of 4 inches to the mile. The field book must be handed to the Examiner.

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  • 3

    Enlarge such portion of a Topographical map from 1:50000 to a scale of 1:21000.

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  • 4

    Draw a simple cross section from a 1:50000 topographical map.

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  • 5

    Show a working knowledge of working scales.

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  • 6

    Understand the difference between true north and magnetic north and be able to account for declination on a map using a compass.

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