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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.

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