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Orienteering Class February 10, 2019

posted Jan 29, 2019, 1:43 PM by Scott Lovell

On Sunday, February 10 Troop 433 will be conducting a basic orienteering skills course.   Attending boys will be given the opportunity to achieve Second Class requirements 3a and 3d; First Class Requirements 4a and 4b and several basic requirements of the Orienteering merit badge. 


Where:  McFarland Nature Park.

When:  Sunday, February 10th  1:00pm to 3:30pm

Uniform: Class-B with hiking/walking shoes.

Mandatory equipment:  Compass, walking stick, pen or pencil.

Recommended equipment:  GPS or Smartphone with mapping app (“GAIA GPS” recommended).  

RSVP: Through Troopmaster


To maximize fun-time at the park each boy needs to review a few things before we meet:   


  1. Be generally familiar with the attachment covering map symbols.  You will be tested.
  2. Watch this three minute video:
  3. With your compass in your hand, view and understand this seven-minute video: **

                ** Pay special attention to the part on declination.  If you can do it, pre-set your compass with a -5 degree (west) declination.