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Our scout leaders will be offering the required navigation/orienteering signoffs to our scouts this Sunday, November 13, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Lacy Park. We will meet at the flagpoles near the Virginia entrance; note that the Scout House entrance to Lacy Park is usually closed on weekends.
These signoffs are often difficult for our scouts to obtain – so this is a great chance to get them. Come on out Sunday to join our SPL and ASPLs to tackle the famous Troop 355 Orienteering Course. See which of you has the right stuff to successfully navigate the course and identify all the correct trees! We will also discuss finding directions without using a compass, and measuring the height and width of designated items like trees and streams. In addition, we will cover the GPS requirements that are in the new version of the handbook, so please bring a smartphone with Googlemaps installed if you are able (if you are unable to do this you can team up with a buddy).
By completing these navigation and orienteering requirements, scouts will be able to complete First Class Signoffs 1 and 2 (old version of the handbook) or First Class Signoffs 4a and 4b, plus Second Class Signoff 3d (new handbook).
Please bring your compass, your Scout Handbook and a pen or pencil (in addition to the phone with Googlemaps). We would also recommend a daypack with water and a jacket.
If you would like to obtain these signoffs and have a conflict on Sunday afternoon, please let Mr. Moffat know – if there is interest we will do our best to offer a makeup opportunity to obtain these signoffs before the December BOR deadline.