Land Navigation

Enclosed is the Basic Land Navigation course. It is intended as an aid to assist the Merit Badge Counselor in the presentation of the merit badge to a group of scouts when used in-lieu of the traditional one-to-one (Maintaining YPT guidelines) method. These are aids for use by a Merit Badge Counselor that is knowledgeable in the subject and can "fill in the blanks" and expand on the points in the material. It is not intended as an all encompassing complete stand alone program.

The scout leadership regularly reviews and updates its training programs, however, it is up to the counselor to make sure the materials contained here are the most current and meet the requirements of the merit badge before using them.

LP-01_Basic Land Navigation.pdf

Instructor Lesson Plan for use by counselor

WB-01_Basic Land Navigation.pdf

Scout Workbook

RM-01_Basic Land Navigation.pdf

Reference Materials

SL-01_Basic Land Navigation.pdf

Powerpoint Presentation in PDF format. If you would like a copy of the powerpoint presentation, it is available by email request to