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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

In addition to the Navigation resources below, MeritBadge.Org offers a number of other resources including:


Resources

While your handbook is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn Navigation. See the Disclaimers. See the Boy Scout Handbook and Orienteering Merit Badge pamphlet. Make Orienteering a part of your Troop Program.
  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

  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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