Re: Map & Compass
Mark Wilson (mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Mon, 14 Oct 1996 09:35:07 EDT
Instead of using art, use the real thing.
Topos are not real expensive and you should be building a library of
maps for the areas your unit frequents.
Each Scout should be encouraged to acquire a good orienteering style
compass (base plate and liquid filled housing ...) Again these are
not that expensive. Perhaps the troop could consider getting a few
Check with a local orienteering group for maps of their event sites.
These are usually in color, have a larger scale (1:1500 or so) and
much greater detail that a usual topo. They are also usually 8.5x11
or there about and they generally will let you have some at cost (about
a buck each).
Better yet, if there is an "O" group near you, take the guys to an
event. Most "O" groups welcome new people and are most willing to help
teach them basic skills. The guys will get to learn land nav by doing
it which is the best way!
SM Troop 565, Deltona FL.
Eagle, 1974 - I used to be an Antelope...
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