BSA Troop 328

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Orienteering Merit Badge

The troop is currently working on the Orienteering merit badge. We completed the "class" part of the requirements at the Monday night meetings. We did the "field" part of the requirements at Haw Ridge park on Saturday afternoon, April 5th, from 12:30PM to 4:30PM. The field work will involve following a couple of orienteering courses (setup by the Clinton High School ROTC) and designing our own course. We met at the parking area on the east side of Haw Ridge Park. It was a beautiful day and we had time to play a game based on following a compass heading and estimating distance. Afterward we ran three orienteering courses to finish up the merit badge requirements.

Orienteering Merit Badge Worksheet
Class notes for completed the worksheet
Control Description reference
Map to Haw Ridge park

Here we are setting up the compass heading game.

Xavier is explaining how to follow the first orienteering course of the day.