Orienteering Merit Badge
Requirements Related to Bandelier
3b. Show how to take a compass bearing and follow it.
4a. Explain how a topographic map shows terrain features.
4b. Name the symbols on a topographic map.
4d. Show a topographic map with magnetic N/S lines.
4f. Orient a topographic map with a compass.
5. Set up a 100 meter pace course and use it.
7a. take part in 3 orienteering events.
89a. Set up a cross country course that is at least 200 meters long.
The Bandelier backcountry or the area around Ponderosa Group Campground would be ideal for orienteering events. A permit is requires for backcountry camping. Permits are free and available at the Visitor Center and are free. Camping at Ponderosa Group Campground requires a reservation and there is a fee. Reservations may be made at the Group Reservation office – (505) 672-3681 x533.
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