Orienteering Merit Badge

Hour 1 (2:00-2:50 M-Th)



7.  Do the following:
a. Take part in three orienteering events. One of these must be a cross-country course.
b. After each event, write a report with (1) a copy of the master map and control description sheet, (2) a copy of the route you took on the course, (3) a discussion of how you could improve your time between control points, and (4) a list of your major weaknesses on this course . Describe what you could do to improve.

8. Do ONE of the following:
a. Set up a cross-country course of at least 2,000 meters long with at least five control markers. Prepare the master map and control description sheet.
b. Set up a score-orienteering course with 12 control points and a time limit of at least 60 minutes. Prepare the master map and control description sheet.

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 crew.

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Notes: Scouts may work independently to complete prerequisites at camp within their troop.