Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Maps & Compasses

Activity description: We practiced interpreting a map and reading a compass, then planned a five-mile hike we could complete on our next campout. We also reviewed the story of Lehi receiving the Liahona as a gift from God. We compared the Liahona to the gift of the Holy Ghost, which guides us on our journey through life. When we have faith and are obedient, the Holy Ghost can be our constant companion.

Second Class Rank Requirement #1
a) Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Explain what map symbols mean.
b) Using a compass and a map together, take a five-mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian.

Faith in God: Learning and living the gospel. Mark these verses about the Holy Ghost in your scriptures: John 14:16–17, 2 Nephi 32:5, and Moroni 10:5. Discuss ways the Holy Ghost helps you.

Home assignment: Mark the scriptures listed above. Discuss the verses with a parent or with your family at family home evening. Tell of a time when the Holy Ghost has helped you as a comforter, guide or teacher.

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