AY Honor Map and Compass

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Map and Compass

Skill Level

2

Year

2010

Version

21.05.2022

Approval authority

South Pacific Division

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Map and Compass
Recreation
Skill Level
123
Approval authority
South Pacific Division
Year of Introduction
2010

Overview

This honour provides a solid understanding of topographical maps and the practical use of a magnetic compass. 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. This honour will open up a whole new world for you!

The Challenging Part

The most challenging requirement of this honor is probably this:


4.3. Prove your ability in the use of a map and compass by following a cross-country course with at least ten given readings or control points.