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Orienteering – November 2016

by Kuzma

The morning of our orienteering trip dawned bright and early, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the weather was COLD. Frost covered everything: the cars, the ground, the leaves, our Scoutmaster’s beard. A few scouts had gone up on Friday before everybody else, they were coming up on Saturday. As the cars rolled up I realized I had to leave the fire and do my SPL job. After a few moments we got things running smoothly, the scouts all had their patrol areas set up and where putting up their tents and draging picnic tables to their areas. Soon it was time to start out first exercise. We went down to the circle and line course. The circle course is a simple circle where we give the scouts some degrees and they have to find them on their compass. They then walk through the circle courses and every time they get to a different stick with a letter on it they continue with the next degree. The line courses is a lot harder, with the line courses you have to walk along a rope that has numbers on it. We give them some degrees and a pacing and when they’re done they should end on a different number. When that was all done the scouts cooked up a good warm lunch. There was a lot of Texas Toast. Soon after that we started a normal full orienteering course. This was a lot different from the one last year as in we had to go through trees this time. Instead of a huge field. The scouts got kind of mixed up in the beginning but in the end it was all good. But on top of all this was a very good camp out.

By | 2018-06-24T20:56:34-04:00 November 22nd, 2016|Camping|0 Comments