Compass Course

Activity Overview

At KCC we have made a looped course that can be used to teach children how to use a compass.

The group using this activity can be split into 4 teams as we have 2 starting points and you can go in 2 directions.

Each team will be given a compass, clipboard with instructions/worksheet and pen. The aim is for each team to read the compass headings, walk the required paces, locate the correct marker and write the code shown on the marker into the worksheet. The code will make up a phase.

The activity supervisor will have a master sheet with the location and code of each marker to help the teams if needed

Allow about 30 minutes to complete this activity.

Prerequisites of Activity Instructor:

Before a leader is to run this activity they must have the following prerequisites:

  • Be over 18 years of age (or competent/ experienced 16+ years)
  • Show evidence of leading or supervising groups e.g. teacher, sports coach, scout leader
  • Able to use a Compass or able to learn how to use one quickly

KCC provides the compasses and worksheets and this activity can be done in small groups or individually.

To download the Compass Course SOP click on the link below

KCC SOP Compass Course (183.0 KiB)