These days with the likes of the exciting adventurers and wilderness survival experts such as Bear Grylls and Ray Mears are appealing to the younger generation to become more self-sufficient and enjoy the outdoors a little more than staying indoors.
They have had years and years of training, and Bear learnt his basic skills from an early age while he was part of the Scouts. Every year the Scouts help 400,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors; interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Working alongside their youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available. Grylls was quoted as saying “Two things matter in life: following your dreams and looking after your friends. This is what I love about Scouting. It’s about doing great things, loving and enjoying the great adventures and helping others to do the same.”
So if you have the budding intrepid explorer in your household but you aren’t sure what to get them as a present, then why not consider getting them something that stands to mean a lot to them? Buying an antique pocket compass gives them something that they can keep and cherish, hand down through the generations and can also offers sentimental meaning too. The compass is a symbol of giving someone direction in life, knowing that you will always be with them, pointing them down the right route.