Where, Oh Where, is My Compass Rose??

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Where, Oh Where, is My Compass Rose?? . Joe Ladwig &lt;‘)&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&lt; Lighthouse Christian Academy Bloomington, IN  . Compass Rose Basics. Most maps and charts are oriented to North Either magnetic north, where your compass looks Or True north, where the North Pole ACTUALLY IS!

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### Where, Oh Where, is My Compass Rose??

Bloomington, IN 

Compass Rose Basics
• Most maps and charts are oriented to North
• Either magnetic north, where your compass looks
• Or True north, where the North Pole ACTUALLY IS!
• The cardinal headings spell NEWS (sort of)
• They are 90 apart
• Inter-Cardinal headings (NE, SE, SW & NW) split the circle into 8 sections and arebetween the cardinal headings
• They “bisect” the cardinal angles (@ 45)
Compass Rose Basics
• The compass rose counts 0 to 360 through all of the degrees of a circle
• N: 000
• E: 090
• S: 180
• W: 270 and …
• N: 360 (yep, again.)

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Four Points of Compass Anatomy
• The Base
• Point the arrow (or long end) away from you for navigation
• Provides map reading helpers (parallel lines) for map track alignment
• Rotating Bezel
• Provides the “Compass Bearing” readout around its face
• Turns the Shed

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Four Points of Compass Anatomy
• Needle
• North (el Norte…) is,

“the Reddest End”

• Lanyard
• Attach it to you securely.
• This TOOL is your best friend when tumbling head-over-heels down a hillside

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Let’s Put FRED in the Shed!!!
• Let’s set a course of travel…
• Due East
• First ROTATE the Bezel
• East should be at the arrow end
• Assume tracking posture
• Compass in hand,
• Lanyard taught above waist high

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Let’s Put FRED in the Shed!!!
• Rotate yourself and
• Put the reddest end of the needle in the shed
• Holding the reddest end of the needle “FRED” in the outlined arrow “the Shed”
• Will keep you on an Easterly track indefinitely
Practice Setting a Track or Two
• Set-up a Westerly (due West) track
• Set-up a Southwesterly (225) track
• Set-up a Northeasterly (045) track
• Set-up a Southerly (due South) track

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The Orienteering Target Constellation

HELP Desk

Orienteering Plan
• Grab an appropriate orienteering sheet
• Novice
• Intermediate
• Let’s head out to the…

and we’ll begin.