Second Class requirement 3 is related to map and compass skills. Scouts learn how to use these tools. Then they put these skills to use on a hike. They also learn about hiking safely.
3a. Demonstrate how a compass works and how to orient a map. Use a map to point out and tell the meaning of five map symbols.
3b. Using a compass and map together, take a 5-mile hike (or 10 miles by bike) approved by your adult leader and your parent or guardian.(2If you use a wheelchair or crutches, or if it is difficult for you to get around, you may substitute “trip” for “hike” in requirement 3b and 3c.)
3c. Describe some hazards or injuries that you might encounter on your hike and what you can do to help prevent them.
3d. Demonstrate how to find directions during the day and at night without using a compass or an electronic device
Helps for this requirement are listed below.
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