Orienteering video and scouting
John Daniels (jdaniels@DANIELS.MICROSERVE.COM)
Sat, 10 Jun 1995 13:15:49 -0700
Last fall I became aware of a recreational sport that is
growing at a rate of around 10% a year in the United States
called "ORIENTEERING". Orienteering is the use of a map and
compass to find your way across unfamiliar terrain and follow
the best route between specified points.
When I attended these "O" events which are now held all
across the country, I found that more and more scouts were
attending to learn the basics of map and compass reading and
finding their way from point to point through the woods. It not
only gave them a great day of exercise but also provided them
with the basic requirements for their merit badge.
Mr. Ed Scott, who recently wrote an article about
Orienteering for the Scout Leader magazine and is a leading
co-ordinator for DVOA in eastern Pennsylvania, informed me that he
received more than 200 requests for more information about
orienteering from scouts all across the country after the article
I wanted to tell you about a new orienteering video that
provides a good comprehensive guide for the beginner. Some of
the topics it includes are: what is orienteering, what occurs at
an event, basic navigational techniques and understanding the
map and compass. This professional 30 minute presentation was shot on
location in the great outdoors with the cooperation of the
Delaware Valley Orienteering Association and the Pocono
Orienteering Club of Pennsylvania and is an excellent aid for
individual as well as group instruction.
If you are interested in obtaining more information about
this video you can E-Mail me and I will get ordering information
to you as quickly as possible.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City