Map reading and compass skills with Somerset Army Cadets set you up for life

Teaching navigation to cadets gives you a range of practical skills that are useful in everyday life.

You know how to navigate to your local shops or friends house but what happens when you’re in the middle of nowhere? This valuable skill will teach you how read a map and use a compass for navigation.

Starting with the very basics of understanding, perhaps how a phone box is represented on a map, all the way up to back-bearings and resections. This is an essential skill for when you’re out in the field. These skills are also essential if you want to do orienteering, compete in the Ten Tors Challenge or take part in The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.