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FCP 10/31 – Orienteering + Halloween Hike

From 1pm-5pm Scouts BSA are invited to a day of activities at Alpine Scout Camp to work on requirements related to maps, compasses and orienteering. Following the completion of requirements  Scouts will break, for an included snack, and then a session to complete a 1 mile course.

After the program a film will be show outdoors for Scouts to enjoy with one another – this will allow parents/guardians to plan to pick-up any time between 5pm – 7pm

This program will follow appropriate mask, and social distancing safety guidelines. Registrants will receive guidelines via Email.


5a. Explain the importance of the buddy system as it relates to your personal safety on outings and in your neighborhood. Use the buddy system while on a troop or patrol outing.
5b. Describe what to do if you become lost on a hike or campout.
5c. Explain the rules of safe hiking, both on the highway and crosscountry, during the day and at night.

Second Class

6c. Tell what you can do while on a campout or hike to prevent or reduce the occurrence of the injuries listed in Second Class requirements 6a and 6b.
6d. Explain what to do in case of accidents that require emergency response in the home and backcountry. Explain what constitutes an emergency and what information you will need to provide to a responder.

3d. Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night without using a compass or an electronic device.

First Class

4a. Using a map and compass, complete an orienteering course that covers at least one mile and requires measuring the height and/ or width of designated items (tree, tower, canyon, ditch, etc.).
4b. Demonstrate how to use a handheld GPS unit, GPS app on a smartphone, or other electronic navigation system. Use GPS to find your current location, a destination of your choice, and the
route you will take to get there. Follow that route to arrive at your destination.