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[[Orienteering Skills]]<br>
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In addition to the {{PAGENAME}} resources below, [[MeritBadge.Org]] offers a number of other resources including:
 
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*[[Orienteering|Orienteering Merit badge]]
 
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*[[TPF-Orienteering|Make Orienteering A Part of Your Troop Program]].
 
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{{Scout Skills See Also}}
 
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==Resources==
==Resources==
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While your handbook is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn {{PAGENAME}}. See the [[{{PAGENAME}}#Disclaimers|Disclaimers]]. See the [[Boy Scout Handbook]] and [[Orienteering|Orienteering Merit Badge]] pamphlet. [[TPF-Orienteering|Make Orienteering a part of your Troop Program]].<br>
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While the [[Boy Scout Handbook]] is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn {{PAGENAME}}. See the [[{{PAGENAME}}#Disclaimers|Disclaimers]].<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; This symbol notes many other lesson videos.
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*[[Orienteering|Orienteering Merit badge]]
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* Related topics: [[First Aid Skills]] - [[Outdoor Skills]] - [[Weather Skills]] - [[Clothing]] - [[Hydration]]
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*[[TPF-Orienteering|Make Orienteering a part of your Troop Program]].<br>
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* '''Related Merit Badges''': [[Backpacking]] - [[Camping]] - [[Cooking]] - [[First Aid]] - [[Hiking]] - [[Wilderness Survival]].
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* '''Related Awards''': [[Firem'n Chit]] - [[Totin' Chip]] - [[Paul Bunyan Woodsman]]
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{{Scout Skills See Also}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': The [http://www.scouting.org/applications/rankvideo.aspx Skills Lessons] are excellent but are large files that require [http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ Apple QuickTime].<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; This symbol notes many other lesson videos.<br>
==Navigation Without a Compass==
==Navigation Without a Compass==
{{Shortcut|[[ Navigation Without a Compass]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[ Navigation Without a Compass]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/firstclass/FC1.m4v BSA Video: First Class Find Directions] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/firstclass/FC1.m4v First Class Find Directions] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130439_how-find-north-star-navigate.htm Video: Find the North Star] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130438_how-find-true-north-without.htm Video: Find North Without a Compass] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130442_how-use-growing-moss-navigate.htm Video: How to Use Growing Moss] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130441_how-use-moving-water-navigate.htm Video: How to Use Moving Water] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130440_how-use-sun-navigate.htm Video: How to Use the Sun]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130439_how-find-north-star-navigate.htm Video: Find the North Star] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130438_how-find-true-north-without.htm Video: Find North Without a Compass] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130442_how-use-growing-moss-navigate.htm Video: How to Use Growing Moss] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130441_how-use-moving-water-navigate.htm Video: How to Use Moving Water] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130440_how-use-sun-navigate.htm Video: How to Use the Sun]<br>
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{{Shortcut|[[Maps]] -or- [[Topographic Maps]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Maps]] -or- [[Topographic Maps]]}}
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18231_hiking-location-map.htm Video: How to Read a Topographical Map] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130443_how-understand-map-features-navigate.htm Video: Map Features] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130444_how-use-map-compass-navigate.htm Video: Map & Compass] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18274_hiking-gear-maps-guidebooks-use.htm Video: Maps & Guidebooks]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18231_hiking-location-map.htm Video: How to Read a Topographical Map] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130443_how-understand-map-features-navigate.htm Video: Map Features] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130444_how-use-map-compass-navigate.htm Video: Map & Compass] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18274_hiking-gear-maps-guidebooks-use.htm Video: Maps & Guidebooks]<br>
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/right+map.html REI: Maps] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#partsofamap REI Video: Map Basics] - [http://store.usgs.gov/ Free US Geological Survey Topographic Maps] - [http://www.topozone.com/ Topozone.com] - [http://maps.google.com/ Google Satellite, Street, and Terrain Maps]
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/right+map.html REI: Maps] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#partsofamap REI Video: Map Basics]
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*USGS Topographical Maps: [http://store.usgs.gov/ US Geological Survey] (Download the pdf or buy 22”x27” maps for $7 each.)
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*Totozone Topographical Maps: [http://www.topozone.com/ Topozone.com] (Choose your map and scale, then click Print Map, free 8.5x11.)
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*Google Satellite, Street, and Terrain Maps: http://maps.google.com/
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*[http://maps.google.com/ Google Satellite, Street, and Terrain Maps] (Enter Address, choose large size, print, right click, Save as)
==Compass==
==Compass==
{{Shortcut|[[Compass]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Compass]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC1a.m4vBSA Video: Second Class Compass Skills] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/secondclass/SC1a.m4vBSA Second Class Compass Skills] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; Videos: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130437_how-use-compass-navigate.htm Video: How to Use a Compass] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18275_hiking-gear-compass-gps-use.htm Compass & GPS When Hiking] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html REI Video: Navigation Basics - Map & Compass] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#partsofacompass REI Video: Parts of a Compass]<br>
<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; Videos: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/130437_how-use-compass-navigate.htm Video: How to Use a Compass] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18275_hiking-gear-compass-gps-use.htm Compass & GPS When Hiking] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html REI Video: Navigation Basics - Map & Compass] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#partsofacompass REI Video: Parts of a Compass]<br>
*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/compass.html REI: Compasses] - [http://mdc.mo.gov/howto/compass/two.htm How a Compass Works] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/compass+declination.html REI: Declination] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/staying+course.html REI: Staying on Course] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#maptocompass REI Video: Map to Compass] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#compasstomap REI Video: Compass to Map] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#triangulation REI Video: Triangulation]
*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/compass.html REI: Compasses] - [http://mdc.mo.gov/howto/compass/two.htm How a Compass Works] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/compass+declination.html REI: Declination] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/staying+course.html REI: Staying on Course] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#maptocompass REI Video: Map to Compass] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#compasstomap REI Video: Compass to Map] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/navigation+basics.html#triangulation REI Video: Triangulation]
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{{Shortcut|[[Orienteering Skills]]}}
{{Shortcut|[[Orienteering Skills]]}}
'''See''': [[Orienteering|Orienteering Merit badge]]. [[TPF-Orienteering|Make Orienteering A Part of Your Troop Program]].
'''See''': [[Orienteering|Orienteering Merit badge]]. [[TPF-Orienteering|Make Orienteering A Part of Your Troop Program]].
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/firstclass/FC2.m4v BSA Video: First Class Orienteering Course] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; '''BSA Video''': [http://old.scouting.org/boyscouts/rankvideo/firstclass/FC2.m4v First Class Orienteering Course] ''([[{{PAGENAME}}#Resources|See notes.]])''<br>

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MeritBadge.Org offers resource and video links for First Aid, Swimming,
Outdoor Skills, Backpacking, Cooking, Navigation, Cycling, and Wilderness Survival Skills.
Troop Program Features let you make Navigation a part of your troop program.

Contents

Navigation Without a Compass
Map and Compass
GPS
Geocaching
Orienteering Skills


Resources

While the Boy Scout Handbook is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn Navigation. See the Disclaimers.

  BSA Video: The Skills Lessons are excellent but are large files that require Apple QuickTime.
  This symbol notes many other lesson videos.


Navigation Without a Compass

Shortcut:
Navigation Without a Compass

  BSA Video: First Class Find Directions (See notes.)
  Video: Find the North Star - Video: Find North Without a Compass - Video: How to Use Growing Moss - Video: How to Use Moving Water - Video: How to Use the Sun


Maps

Shortcut:
Maps -or- Topographic Maps

  Video: How to Read a Topographical Map - Video: Map Features - Video: Map & Compass - Video: Maps & Guidebooks

Compass

Shortcut:
Compass

  BSA Video: Second Class Compass Skills (See notes.)
  Videos: Video: How to Use a Compass - Compass & GPS When Hiking - REI Video: Navigation Basics - Map & Compass - REI Video: Parts of a Compass


Lost

Shortcut:
Lost

What to do if you become lost:

  Videos: Video: Learn What Sun & Bug Protection Gear to Pack When Camping - Finding your Way back when Lost Hiking - What to Do when you Get Lost Hiking - How to Not Get Lost when Hiking


GPS

Shortcut:
GPS

  REI: GPS Glossary - REI: GPS Initialization Process - REI: GPS Receivers - REI Video: GPS - How to Use


Geocaching

Shortcut:
Geocaching


Orienteering Skills

Shortcut:
Orienteering Skills

See: Orienteering Merit badge. Make Orienteering A Part of Your Troop Program.   BSA Video: First Class Orienteering Course (See notes.)


See also


Related awards

Outdoor Skills Awards
Outdoor-related awards


Disclaimers

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, or formal training. Please note that the only materials recommended by the Boy Scouts of America are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current Boy Scout Handbook. Navigation recommendations are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations. See the Guide to Safe Scouting.

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