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Plan a follow-the-line exercice. The runners have the map without the line, which will be followed.
Everyone follows the coach.
When the coach stops, everyone has to find where they are on the map … so they can go back if the coach leaves them in the forest alone 😉


  • One of the runners is the leader and has the map with the line to follow and the stops indicated. At each stop, the leader of the group changes.
  • We don’t leave the map to the runners. We give the maps back at each stop. So the runners have to memorize what has just been done
  • petit poucetThe runners have only map sections in their hands. Each time the leader stops, they have to say where they are by looking around (answer a at h)

This exercise is made in groups and therefore nobody can get lost 😉 .

Nathalie Rauturier 

White as snow

floconWith this exercise, bearing precision is essential. Blank areas should not be avoided, it should make you aware that you do not need to read everything on a map.

They are endless:

  • you can do the exercise with Easter bells, with the club mascot…
  • you can use a white colour that is not totally opaque
  • you can change the size and number of stars to make it easier
  • you can also change the pattern…10498316_10155157117450541_4958623083587509574_o

It’s nice. But how can we do that ?

Steps with OCAD
– In OCAD course setting , create a colour purple (just below the course setting purple in the colour order, for the edge of the stars), colour white (just below purple in the colour order, for the inside of the stars) and blue (first in the colour order, to draw the north lines above the stars).
– Create a purple line symbol and a white surface symbol
– Find a jpeg model of a snow star on internet, put it as a template for the map
– Draw around the star with the purple line symbol
– copy/paste the resulting symbol as many times as necessary, place the stars where you want
– plan the course, adjust the placement of the stars if necessary
– fill the stars with the white area
– redraw the north lines, if necessary
– set up the page lay out

Simon LEROY (carte LAUVCO)O