Scouts working on Second and First Class need to learn how to use a map and a compass and then complete an orienteering course. Sound daunting? Well along with your trusty Scout Handbook, here’s a great article on learning how to use a compass: Map and Compass Skills
And where to find an orienteering course? Right over the border at the Pocono Environmental Education Center. Maps are available at the main office for $1 and the course is open and free to the public from dawn to dusk. PEEC even offers an Intro to Orienteering Class for the bargain price of $5. It’s a great way to gain familiarity with the course and practice your skills before trying it out on your own. See PEEC.orgfor more information and to register.