Map and Compass Skills

Map and Compass Skills
Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Scottsdale Gun Club
Price: Non-Members:

Seats: 16

**Members will receive discounted rate for their class at time of processing once verification of membership is completed.


Learn the basics of orienteering with a map and compass while boosting your confidence in traveling off the beaten path. We will cover compass use, Magnetic declination, topographic map reading, pacing, walking a straight line in the wilds, following a bearing,  how to select and use a GPS unit, and barehanded navigation using celestial aids.


  • Reading a Topographic Map
  • Adjusting and Shooting a Bearing on a Compass
  • Compensating for Magnetic Declination
  • Using Handrails, Backstops, and Pacing
  • Programming a GPS
  • How to Use the Sun & Moon for Navigation


  • Silva or Suunto Baseplate Compass
  • If you have a GPS bring it but it is not necessary to have one for the class

**No Loaded Firearms Allowed in Classroom**

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