Outings leaders teach Girl Scouts orienteering

Girl Scouts learning orienteering

Even though we live in an age of electronic GPS navigation, knowing how to use a map and compass is still an important outdoors skill. That’s why Loveland Girl Scouts recently invited Sierra Club to lead an orienteering session at Camp Butterworth as part of their weekend camping event. Three Miami Group Outings Leaders, Chris Curran, Holly Gage and Barry Randall, joined by long-tine outings participant Cristina Lacalle, taught Junior Girl Scouts basic map and compass skills.

The girls learned the parts of a compass, how to take a bearing and how to read and orient a map. They then practiced their new skills with a compass game and a short hike in the surrounding woods. Everyone had a great time, and some of the troops expressed interest in more advanced training in the future.

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