Outdoor Adventure Skills Navigation
Outdoor navigation skills and where they fit into the various stages of different Outdoor Adventure Skills badges.
| 1.5 I can identify the main parts of a compass
1.4 I can follow directions on a day hike.
| 1.4 I know why it is important to stick to trails when outdoors|
1.8 I know to tell adults where I am going when outdoors
|1.9 I know to follow the instructions of the activity leader when at an outdoor event.|
| 2.3 I can read a simple map.
2.4 I can use a compass to find basic directions.
|2.7 I know why it is important to use a buddy system when traveling in the forest.|
| 3.3 can follow a route on an orienteering map.
3.4 can identify the features of a topographical map.
|3.6 I have used a compass to walk on a bearing.|
|3.11 I can identify the North Star and three other features in the winter night sky.|
| 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.
|4.6 I can establish the four cardinal directions (north, south, east, west) without a magnetic compass or any electronic means.|
| 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.
|5.5 I have navigated, all off trail, 3 km to a predetermined fixed point in a wilderness area using a magnetic compass bearing.|
|5.9 I can use a compass and/or a GPS device to find direction and travel to a desired location.|
|5.12 I have hiked a minimum of 5 km in winter conditions following compass bearings.|
| 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.
|6.5 I have navigated to and found 10 geocache locations.|
|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.|
| 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.
|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.|
| 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.
|8.5 I can find the North Star and identify four of the constellations in the northern sky.|
|9.5 Using GPS devices, I have set up and facilitated a ten-station outdoor orienteering course activity for Scouts.|
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