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Where, Oh Where, is My Compass Rose?? . Joe Ladwig <‘)>>>>>< 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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HELP Desk

### Orienteering Plan

• Grab an appropriate orienteering sheet

• Novice

• Intermediate

• Let’s head out to the…

and we’ll begin.