Scouting skills showing the way

Seems good old fashioned map and compass skills are still necessary….

Rescues soar as walkers ditch maps for mobiles | UK | News | Daily Express WALKERS who cannot use a paper map and compass, relying instead on phones and GPS, were yesterday blamed for a rise in mountain rescue call-outs.

….as we already knew.

There is a place for GPS – geocaching would be something of a challenge without it. But it’s only a tool that should be used alongside many other tools. Unfortunately it seems walkers are forgetting this and forgetting to use the most important tool – their brains.