Do the following:
Explain how a compass works.
Describe the features of an orienteering compass.
In the field, show how to take a compass bearing and follow it.
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.
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.
Explain the meaning of declination. Tell why you must consider declination when using map and compass together.
Show a topographic map with magnetic north-south lines.
Show how to measure distances using an orienteering compass.
Show how to orient a map using a compass.
Determine your walking and running pace on a 100 yard course. Explain the importance of understanding your pace and pace counting in orienteering.
Take part in a cross country, orienteering event with your troop or patrol. After the event, write a report with
a copy of the master map and control description sheet
a copy of the route you took on the course
a discussion of how you could improve your time between control points
describe what you could do to improve