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Scout skills: compass

A compass is an instrument with a magnetised needle which points to (magnetic) north and is therefore used for determining direction.

They come in different shapes and sizes and in one form or another, compasses are used on land, at sea or in the air, to help people to specify direction.

This guide talks about the different types of compass available and has advice on using one edffectively.

Compass (FS315074)
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