How to Teach Scouts to Read a Compass?

Answer A compass is an ancient device that is still used today to help people find their way. The needle or "pointer" on a compass always points at the magnetic north pole of the Earth's magnetic field. A... Read More »

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How to Read a Compass by the Sun?

Since the sun can be viewed as following a fixed course during the day, rising in the east and setting in the west, it is a valuable navigational aid for anyone traveling through unfamiliar terrain... Read More »

How to Teach the Compass to Pre-K?

Reading the compass to determine the cardinal directions (North, South, East, West) seems an easy task for adults or children of some age. However, Pre-K kids can find it difficult to understand ho... Read More »

How Read a Lensatic Compass?

A lensatic compass is a piece of equipment which people can use to navigate the land and mark and find landmarks. A lensatic compass has three parts. The cover protects the compass rose dial. All o... Read More »

How to Read a Boat Compass?

Reading the compass on a boat is somewhat different from reading a compass used in land navigation since you're not looking down on the compass from above. The line that extends across the glass do... Read More »