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"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
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Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

orienteering.gif (6063 bytes)  Orienteering
Requirements 1992

  1. Explain what orienteering is.
  2.  
    1. Point out and name five major terrain features on a map and in the field.
    2. Point out and name 10 symbols often found on a topographic map.
  3.  
    1. Explain how a compass works. Describe the features of an orienteering compass and their uses.
    2. In the field, show how to take a compass bearing and how to follow one.
  4.  
    1. Explain the meaning of declination. Tell why declination must be taken into consideration when using map and compass together.
    2. Provide a topographic map of your area with magnetic north-south lines.
    3. Show how to transfer a direction on a map to your compass.
  5.  
    1. Show how to measure distances, using a scale on an orienteering compass.
    2. Set up a 300m pace course. Figure out your running pace for 100 meters.
  6.  
    1. Explain a descriptive clue. Tell how it is used in orienteering.
    2. Explain how to use an attack point. Describe the offset technique. Tell what is meant by collecting features.
  7. Do the following:
    1. Take part in three orienteering events. One of these must be a cross-country course.
    2. After each course, write a report with
      1. a copy of the master map and descriptive clues,
      2. a copy of the route you took on the course,
      3. a discussion of how you could improve your time between points, and
      4. list of your major weaknesses on this course.

      Describe what you could do to improve.

  8. Do ONE of the following:
    1. Set up a cross-country course of at least 2,000 meters long with five control markers. Prepare the master map. Mark the descriptive clues.
    2. Set up a score-orienteering course with 12 points and a time limit of 60 minutes. Prepare the master map. Set the descriptive clues and point value for each control on this course.
  9. Act as an official during an orienteering event. (This may be during the running of the course you set up for requirement 8.)
  10. Teach orienteering techniques to your patrol, troop or post.
 

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