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   Orienteering Day

           Stearns Scout Camp

           Saturday, October 19, 2002

The sport of orienteering is a fun outdoor activity for Scouts and troops. The challenge of using map and compass to locate markers in the woods in the shortest amount of time makes this an exciting, as well as educational program.

The program will include training sessions on mapping and compass, followed by immediate    in-field practice. This is the perfect way to get Scouts interested in the world of orienteering and provide new challenges for experienced Scouts.  Advancement opportunities will be included.

To help provide the best training possible, it is necessary that each troop sign up for a training time slot. The training times offered are:

                9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

                10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

                11:00 - 12:00 Noon

      12:30 -   1:30 p.m.

                  1:30 -   2:30 p.m.

                  2:30 -   3:30 p.m.

After the training session the Scouts can then choose to try optional orienteering courses. There is also the opportunity for adult leaders to learn how to use the campís orienteering course throughout the year.

Scouts should bring a compass, watch, pen or pencil, clipboard per patrol and bag lunch if your troop is in camp over lunch time.  Be sure to bring warm footwear and dress for a cross-country hike.

Please fill in the form below and send to:

Viking Council Service Center
5300 Glenwood Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55422

You can also call in your time preference to the camping department at 763-545-4550. This event will happen rain, shine or snow!

2002 Orienteering Event

Troop # _________

Leaderís Name _________________________ Phone # ____________

Training Time Preference ____________

 ______ Scouts and ______ Leaders attending at $ 3.00 each = $ _________

(Includes registration and a special 4-color map) 
A patch is available for purchase.

Please send fee with registration.                                                                    


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