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BASIC COMPASS SKILLS: An Introduction to Orienteering. LESSON PLAN Ms. Swarens. (Click mouse button to advance to the next slide). KALEIDSCOPE. Weekend Camporee in Lompoc, CA April 30 – May 2, 2004 Tres Condados Girl Scout Council 6 one-hour workshops on Orienteering

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BASIC COMPASS SKILLS:An Introduction to Orienteering

LESSON PLAN

Ms. Swarens

(Click mouse button to advance to the next slide)


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KALEIDSCOPE

  • Weekend Camporee in Lompoc, CA

  • April 30 – May 2, 2004

  • Tres Condados Girl Scout Council

  • 6 one-hour workshops on Orienteering

  • 20 – 25 Girl Scouts ages 8 – 18 per workshop

www.gstc.org


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Learning Objective

To learn how to use a compass to follow directions

To apply map and compass skills to find your way


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ASSESSING PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

What is a compass used for?


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ASSESSING PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

To find your way when you’re lost

To know where North is

?


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Basic Orienteering

  • Orienteering is a competitive sport involving finding your way with a map and compass.

  • Reading an Orienteering map involves reading the natural aspects of the land as well as the man-made objects found on the more common maps.

U. S. Orienteering


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MATERIALS

Compasses

Maps


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Parts of a Compass

Direction of travel arrow

Base plate

360o dial

Magnetic needle


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Guided Practice

How to orient the map:




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Parts of an Orienteering Topographical Map

Checkpoints

Contour lines

Legend


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TYPICAL DIRECTIONS :

  • Start at the pepper tree and head 90 degrees for 50 feet.

  • Head 160 degrees for 80 – 90 feet or until you reach a Christmas tree.

  • Head 260 degrees for 50 feet.


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Let’s Go!

Teams of 4 – 5 girls follow directions to find each checkpoint


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They find a checkpoint:

…now on to the next!