Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: 2nd Class Req 1b (Compass Hike)
Re: 2nd Class Req 1b (Compass Hike)
Sun, 27 Sep 1998 23:48:22 -0700
>I'm having trouble understanding the purpose and intent of 2nd Class Req 1b
>"Using a compass and a map you have drawn, take a 5-mile hike (or 10 miles
>by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian."
Randy, I don't understand that either. Drawing a map is not easy and very
time consuming. In our orienteering club we pay thousends of dollars for
map making. Nevertheless, the only way a 5-mile hike would fit onto one
of our maps is to make a loop.
How can you bike with a compass? I usually need to follow a trail when
biking; you rarely't need a compass on a trail. How can a boy map read when
biking? Does the insurance know?