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Navigation Maps & Compass Course

Yarmouth Recreation
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Navigation Maps & Compass
Outdoor Council of Canada Certification
May 5 & 6th at Ellenwood Park

This nationally recognized, two day course will provide participants with Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) training in Navigation Maps and in Navigation Compass. The module includes an examination for proficiency and reviewing two manuals before the course. However, this module does not automatically qualify a person to lead in an environment where use of a map or a compass might be required. The program is suitable for hiking club leaders, trail group volunteers, recreation department staff, teachers, 4H leaders, Scout and Guide leaders, parents or individuals interested in leading hikes.
This is a two-day course running usually from 9 am to 5 pm each day with short breaks throughout. There are both indoor and outdoor elements.

Participants should have some hiking experience and be able to participate in a low risk natural environment hike on a designated trail while carrying what they will need for a day outside. Participants who successfully meet the course outcomes will earn Outdoor Council of Canada Navigation Maps and Navigation Compass Certification. Most of the instruction will be in the classroom with experiential lessons on the trail.
Participants must attend the full two-day course in order to receive certification

Limited spots available! Call 902-742-8868 to register.