Mail SS Portal Contact Us News Sponsors ScoutSociety.org only Boy Scout Cub Scout Girl Scout Venture Crew Repository Phoenix Lair Orienteering – Finding North Support Scout Society by Shopping @ Amazon.com Amazon.com Widgets While the compass is part of the scout’s Ten Essentials, I find that scouts will either forget to bring it or destroy
The wooden fragment discovered in Uunartoq, Greenland, in 1948 has long been thought to be a sun-compass used to determine direction. Some of the scratches are “gnomonic lines” used to mark the paths of a shadow’s tips on different days of the year. Credit: Soren Thirslund (2001) Viking navigation: Sun-compass guided Norsemen first to America.
This is the third post in my three-part series on navigating without a compass. In part one I described how you can use easily identifiable constellations to locate the north star, Polaris. In part two I showed how you can use an analog watch and the sun to quickly determine North and South. In this third part I,
Are you scared of getting lost in the woods? Well, if you know how to find the true north you shouldn’t be too worried. Knowing how to use a compass in finding the true north is one of the basic survival skills, but what would you do if there’s no compass available? Finding True North:
Navigating by day without a compass Using Shadows During The Day Introduction The earth’s relationship to the sun can help you to determine direction on earth. The sun always rises in the east and sets in the west, but not exactly due east or due west. There is also some seasonal variation. In the northern