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Navigation and Orienteering Training 2017

Navigation and Orienteering Training 2017
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19005 Tonner Canyon Rd
Brea, CA 92821, US
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Navigation and Orienteering Training 2017

November 18, 2017

At Firestone Scout Reservation


  • Do you feel uncomfortable about taking your Unit into new locations?
  • Do you want to improve your navigation and route-finding skills?
  • Have you considered orienteering as an activity for improving your Scouts’ map and compass skills?
A course in navigation and orienteering will be conducted by the members of GLAAC-HAT on November 18, 2017 at the Firestone Scout Reservation. We will begin Saturday with discussions of the tools of navigation and strategies for their utilization. There will be demonstrations of various types of maps and compasses. Topics will include route finding, collecting terrain features, the Global Positioning System (GPS), disoriented, avoidance of getting lost, and getting “un-lost”. The special problems and techniques associated with route finding on the snow and in desert terrain will be discussed. These activities will be followed by participant-led map-hikes which use the detailed orienteering map for Firestone.
A field experience will be held, in association with the Los Angeles Orienteering Club, on a date to be announced. Participants will help officiate in an LAOC Orienteering meet.
A Council fee of $15.00 is charged for this training. Registration is required by November 3, 2017 as space is limited. This fee covers the cost of the outing including the day use fee at Firestone with course maps and materials. Attending a Los Angeles Orienteering Club event will be a separate outing and an additional fee is payable to that Club. Additional information about the Los Angeles Orienteering Club will be presented and can also found on its web site, http://losangelesorienteering.org/drupal/. Completion of this training is recognized by the award of a special patch.
Hike Aid 3, “Full Dimension High Adventure Training”, has a complete discussion of the training programs of the GLAAC-HAT. It may be downloaded from the Council High Adventure website at http://glaac-hat.org/HikeAids.html. Questions about any of them are to be directed to Anthony Green; Vice Chair-Training: (310)626-5688 (C); e-mail, agreen.bsa@gmail.com. Questions about this training should be directed to David Hensley, Course Director, at c: 602-405-1187; e-mail: hensley.davidL@gmail.com.
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$15.00 per Participant