Friday, 13 May 2016

Aongatete Camp 2016 - Using a compass!

Careful handling of compass – do not drop or hit, keep away from magnetic interference, report damage to TIC

Give simple, short, clear instructions for orienting compass

Rotate dial to given bearing

Base plate held horizontally at tummy button level

Direction of travel arrow pointing away from tummy

Align Magnetic North arrow (needle) and Orienting Arrow (Red into Shed) by rotating SELF – not compass
Direction of travel arrow shows where to aim for. 

Give bearing and ask students/adults to orient themselves 

Check all students/adults are facing the correct direction

Practice setting buddy into position and do back-bearing check

Put the Red in the Shed. 
Aim the direction of travel arrow at the person

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