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Orienteer (Navigator) (Baden Powell Service Association Scout Group)

  • 1

    Do the following:

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    • a

      Explain how a compass works.

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    • b

      Describe the features of an orienteering compass.

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    • c

      In the field, show how to take a compass bearing and follow it.

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  • 2

    Explain how a topographic map shows terrain features. Be able to point out and name five terrain features on a map and in the field.

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  • 3

    Understand common map symbols and scales for various types of maps; and be able to point out and name 10 symbols on a topographic map.

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  • 4

    Explain the meaning of declination. Tell why you must consider declination when using map and compass together.

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    • a

      Show a topographic map with magnetic north-south lines.

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    • b

      Show how to measure distances using an orienteering compass.

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    • c

      Show how to orient a map using a compass.

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  • 5

    Determine your walking and running pace on a 100 yard course. Explain the importance of understanding your pace and pace counting in orienteering.

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  • 6

    Take part in a cross country, orienteering event with your troop or patrol. After the event, write a report with

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    • a

      a copy of the master map and control description sheet

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    • b

      a copy of the route you took on the course

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    • c

      a discussion of how you could improve your time between control points

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    • d

      describe what you could do to improve

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