Re: Compass Reqs. 2nd and 1st Class
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 09:09:19 -0700
>I would say that measuring height/distance has a lot to do with
The relationship of this with orienteering is only within the scout books.
As an orienteer, the scout requirements for orienteering feel quite
innapropriate to me. It feels to me like these requirements are about
land navigation. These skills may be usefull to navigate a ship or an
airplane, but are rather unrelated to orienteering. It hard to fight
against these skills: they are not useless, good mental skills and they
are scout requirements. However calling this orienteering is an
insult to orienteers.
>Having an accurate measurement aids the Scout in determining his distance
>moved when plotted on the map.
When orienteering any distance estimates are only approximate and
secondary to map reading.
>At least, that's the way the US Army approaches the subject.
Your local orienteering club may be a better source about what
orienteering really is.
For the orienteering home page:
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City