How good are you at finding your way using a map and compass? You can improve your skills and have a lot of fun if you use the orienteering facilities available at Beaumont. There is an orienteering kit available to those units who have leaders certified to use the kit. With it you can learn to use a map and compass, to make your own map, and to run a real orienteering course. For those units that feel themselves already skilled in map and compass use, there is a 21-stake permanent orienteering course available by reservation.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Camping Department at 314-361-0600 or 800-392-0895.
MAP & COMPASS TRAINING FOR LEADERS
Map & Compass training is for leaders 18 years and older. This training prepares leaders to take their troops through the map and compass program at Beaumont Scout Reservation. The program is a progressive learning experience incorporating games, fun, map reading and compass skills. The day will culminate by using the skills on an orienteering course.
The next training opportunity will be on March 1, 2014. Meet at 8:45 a.m. in Sverdrup Lodge at Beaumont. The program will end at 4:30 p.m. Bring a sack lunch, watch, pen and paper, and come dressed for woodland navigation. This course is limited to 24 leaders.
To make a reservation, send $5, name and phone number to:
Map & Compass Training
4568 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108-2193