Outdoor Adventure Skills Navigation

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Outdoor Adventure Skills Navigation

Outdoor navigation skills and where they fit into the various stages of different Outdoor Adventure Skills badges.

OAS-trail-1.png 1.5 I can identify the main parts of a compass
OAS-trail-2.png 2.3 I can read a simple map.

2.4 I can use a compass to find basic directions.

OAS-trail-3.png 3.3 can follow a route on an orienteering map.

3.4 can identify the features of a topographical map.
3.5 can demonstrate the basic use of a GPS unit.

OAS-scoutcraft-3.png 3.6 I have used a compass to walk on a bearing. OAS-winter-3.png 3.11 I can identify the North Star and three other features in the winter night sky.
OAS-trail-4.png 4.5 I can use a map and compass together for navigation.

4.6 I can teach another youth how to follow a route on an orienteering map.
4.7 I can keep a map dry and safe from the elements.
4.8 I can locate a waypoint that has been pre-programmed into a GPS unit.

OAS-scoutcraft-4.png 4.6 I can establish the four cardinal directions (north, south, east, west) without a magnetic compass or any electronic means.
OAS-trail-5.png 5.7 I can use a map and compass to find my position on the ground.

5.8 I can plot a proposed hiking route on a map and obtain the required compass bearings.
5.9 I can input a given waypoint into a GPS and then find it.
5.10 I can teach another youth the basic use of a GPS unit.
5.11 I can find directions without a compass.
5.14 I know when and how to cross a river.

OAS-scoutcraft-5.png 5.5 I have navigated, all off trail, 3 km to a predetermined fixed point in a wilderness area using a magnetic compass bearing. OAS-emergency-aid-5.png 5.9 I can use a compass and/or a GPS device to find direction and travel to a desired location.
OAS-winter-5.png 5.12 I have hiked a minimum of 5 km in winter conditions following compass bearings.
OAS-trail-6.png 6.2 I can show what group emergency equipment we can carry on a weekend hike, and how to use each item.

6.3 I can teach another youth how to care for, store and maintain the group equipment.
6.4 I can look after my hiking footwear.
6.5 I can select and maintain my pack for various hiking adventures.
6.9 I can obtain coordinates from a point of interest on a topographical map so that it can be inputted into a GPS unit.
6.10 I can demonstrate the limitations of the compass and other navigation tools.
6.11 I can teach another youth how to find his or her position on the ground using a map and compass.

OAS-scoutcraft-6.png 6.5 I have navigated to and found 10 geocache locations. OAS-paddling-6.png 6.9 I can read and understand a topographical map and can use it and a compass to tell where I am / going on a canoe trip.
OAS-trail-7.png 7.7 I can navigate at night or in poor visibility.

7.8 I can use a topographical map to plan a hike in unfamiliar territory.

OAS-scoutcraft-7.png 7.8 Using a topographic map and magnetic compass, I have taught younger Scouts to determine their location on a map and to make their way to another location on a map.
OAS-trail-8.png 8.3 I can navigate accurately and safely over rough terrain in any type of weather, and at night.

8.4 I can teach another youth how to plan a hike in unfamiliar territory using the appropriate tools.

OAS-scoutcraft-8.png 8.5 I can find the North Star and identify four of the constellations in the northern sky.
OAS-scoutcraft-8.png 9.5 Using GPS devices, I have set up and facilitated a ten-station outdoor orienteering course activity for Scouts.

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