A Compass Lesson
Here is a pun and a half.
Need: 1 leader and 2 or more scouts.
Props: A good compass and a map
Announcer: In this scene, we see a Scoutmaster teaching a Patrol
about maps and compass.
Scoutmaster: Now fellows, if you take a bearing from the map this
way you can now stand up and, keeping the compass
away from your belt buckle, walk along the bearing
until you reach your destination. John, you try
John : (Does as instructed, exits, re-enters)
Scoutmaster: (Standing) In the same way you can take a bearing on
a distant object, and use that to find where you are
on the map. Now, each of you take a bearing on that
big tree on the hill top.
Other boys : (Do as instructed, passing compass around, making
Scoutmaster: (After a few moments) All right, let's all gather
around. That wraps up tonight's compass lesson.
There is just one more important point ! Never,
never buy a TATES compass.
Tom : Scouter, why should we never buy a TATES compass ?
Scoutmaster: You know the old saying: "He who has a TATES is