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Introduction to Map and Compass Skills

  • Sponsor: L.L.Bean
  • Location: Nockamixon State Park Tohickon Boat Launch
  • Dates: Jul 27, Aug 11, Aug 25, Sep 14, Sep 29, Oct 13, Oct 26 2024
  • Address: Tohickon Boat Launch, Quakertown, PA 18951
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $69.95
  • Reservations Required: Yes

A great course for individuals new to navigating with a compass. Our map and compass course will introduce you to the techniques and tools essential for wilderness navigation.

You'll start with a detailed look at the components of a USGS topographical map. Our experts will explain the importance of contour, terrain, how to read a map legend, and how to access maps that are best for your outdoor activity.

During this course, students will also learn the components of a handheld compass, how to use and trust the compass, plus how to obtain and follow a bearing from map to compass and compass to map. Additionally, your instructor will discuss declination (magnetic north vs. true north) and its importance in navigating with a map and compass.

This is a hands-on skills-based course; please come prepared to participate indoors and out.

All necessary navigation aids (map and compass) are provided.

Introduction to Map and Compass Skills
  • Jul 27, Aug 11, Aug 25, Sep 14, Sep 29, Oct 13, Oct 26 2024
  • Nockamixon State Park Tohickon Boat Launch