Complete the following:
  1. Know the map colours and common symbols used on an orienteering map.
  2. Be able to orientate a map using either terrain or compass and understand how to navigate whilst keeping the map set to the ground. Be able to 'thumb' the map to log a changing position.
  3. Complete three courses at orienteering events recognised by the BOF, or of other similar standard.
  4. Show knowledge of safety procedures, basic First Aid, appropriate clothing and equipment for countryside navigation.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the Countryside Code.


A Scout who has qualified for the Yellow Standard Award of the British Orienteering Federation automatically qualifies for this badge.
If you need help designing alternatives to these requirements for those with special needs please contact the Special Needs Office at Gilwell Park.