Free SplashMaps for Scouts

This week we presented a dozen free SplashMaps for Scouts.

A map with a scout hut's own group logo,

A SplashMap featuring the scout hut’s own group logo!

It’s the final presentation from the competition we’ve been running with Scouting Magazine and the Scout Association since last October. Between us we’d scoured the nation for the best young map maker.  The Scout Association had final say and found that the 15th (Allbrook & Otterbourne) Chandlers Ford Scout Group had the most engaging, clear and unique mapping style.

Admiring some of the 15th's Cartography with designer Austin

Admiring some of the 15th’s Cartography with designer Austin at this weeks presentation

Part of the prize was for Austin, chief map designer of the 15th, and his family to enjoy a day at the Outdoors Show in London’s excel which included a presentation of the first Scout SplashMap by 88th Manchester’s  Dawn Hickey.

The best Scout Cartographer in Britain

The best Scout Cartographer in Britain

These maps, which feature the Ordnance Survey’s explorer style mapping, centred on the groups hut,  are now available for any Scout group in the country.  To get your group’s insignia on a woggle-friendly SplashMap contact us here

“We’re thrilled that a map from one of our own has won this competition” says District Commissioner John Leeks, “The maps will clearly be a huge benefit for map skills training in any weather and will give our Scouts, Cubs and Beavers a huge appreciation for the importance of a reliable map”. The award featured in the May edition of Hampshire Scouting News.

We loved making the free SplashMaps for Scouts.  It’s an amazing institution which, Like SplashMaps and partners Ordnance Survey are here to help you adventure in confidence.

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