- Explain what orienteering is.
- Point out and name five major terrain features on a
map and in the field.
- Point out and name 10 symbols often found on a
- Explain how a compass works. Describe the features
of an orienteering compass and their uses.
- in the field, show how to take a compass bearing and
how to follow one.
- Explain the meaning of declination. Tell why
declination must be taken into consideration when
using a map and compass together.
- Provide a topographic map of your area with magnetic
- Show how to transfer a direction on a map to your
- Show how to measure distances, using a scale on an
- Set up a 300m pace course. Figure out your running
pace for 100 meters.
- Explain a descriptive clue. Tell how it is used in
- Explain how to use an attack point. Describe the
offset technique. Tell what is meant by collecting
- Do the following:
- Take part in three orienteering events. One of these
must be a cross-country course.
- After each course, write a report with
- a copy of the master map and descriptive clues,
- a copy of the route you took on the course,
- a discussion of how you could improve your
time between points, and
- list of your major weaknesses on this course .
Describe what you could do to improve.
- Do ONE of the following:
- Set up a cross-country course of at least 2,000 m
long with five control markers. Prepare master map.
Mark the descriptive clues.
- Set up a score-orienteering course with 12 points
and a time limit of 60 minutes. Prepare the master
map. Set the descriptive clues, and point value for
each control on this course.
- Act as an official during an orienteering event. (This may be
during the running course you set up for requirement 8.)
- Teach orienteering techniques to your patrol, troop or