EVERY FIRST CLASS Scout can compute a bearing from a map and follow it on the ground. But can he correct his compass for magnetic declination? Triangulate his position on a map? Interpret topographic dangers like falls and canyons?
Take this quiz and see how much you and your Scouts know about wilderness navigation. You’ll need a compass and pencil to do some of the problems. Note: An incorrect question on a camping quiz is no big deal; one wrong compass bearing, however, will get you lost!
Choose the best answer. Some questions may have more than one right answer.
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