The Links area provides links to obtain further information on subjects contained in Scouting Resources. From here you can go on to websites related to your area of interest, pick up some further reading in related books and jot down some contact addresses.
Employing map and compass
A very good guide that leads you through all the important information and offers good advice
How to use a compass
An absolutely brilliant guide on how to use a compass by Kjetil Kjernsmo
An excellent website on all things compass
Absolutely outstanding explanation of how to use a prismatic compass
OA Guide to Map and Compass
A clearly laid out guide to using a compass
Spider Canyon - Maps/Navigation
A nice outline of how to use a compass with a map
Crompton and Royton District Scouts
Some excellent quality downloads
Choosing a compass
A good guide complete with pictures of good and bad compasses
Map and Compass Fundementals
A little technical and clinical in places but useful information all the same
Orienteering lesson plans
Some useful information from teachers lesson plans
How to use a compass
A useful portal site to all things orienteering
Perhaps the 'standard' compass...market leader
Company making some excellent compasses
Brief overview on the use of a compass includes a compass correction calculator and a compass game
The Compass Activity page
A true or false quiz on the compass
Using the compass-clinometer
A guide to using a compass and clinometer
Compass use in Orienteering
Short outline on its use
Brief overview on the use of a compass
Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter, & GPS
Bob Burns & Mike Burns
ISBN: 0 - 89886 - 629 - 4
Compass & Map Navigator: The Complete Guide to Staying Found
by Michael Hodgson Paperback
Staying Found: The Complete Map & Compass Handbook
Basic Essentials Map and Compass
by Cliff Jacobson Paperback
Be Expert With Map & Compass : The Complete Orienteering Handbook
Using A Map And Compass
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It would be impractical to list every Scouting site, this is a job best served by search engines and directories. Only sites that are 'relatively easy to find' are featured here. Obscure sites, sites that always seem to be down or completely ridden with mistakes, sites that are very outdated and sites under construction will (hopefully) not feature in these pages.
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