Map & Compass

This honour provides a solid understanding of topographical maps and the practical use of a magnetic compass.  It is very useful for ‘cunning running’ honours such as Orienteering.  The focus is on map & compass skills.  It does not address electronic systems such as GPS.

You will learn mapping topics such as contour intervals, grid systems, grid north, magnetic north, declination and more.  You’ll learn the features of an ‘orienteering’ compass and how to use it in conjunction with a map and when off the beaten track.

This is a comprehensive honour in which the theory and practical go hand in hand.  This honour will open up a whole new world for you!

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