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Map & Compass Navigation - Missoula (Grades 4-12 & Adults)

Thu Jan 17, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Missoula Public Library Map
Girl Scout Events
Junior, Cadette, Seniors, Ambassadors
Southwest Montana
Girl Fee:
$15 per girl
Adult Fee:
$15 per adult

Join Outdoor Education Coordinator Kelsey as she teaches you how to use a compass and read a map to navigate the great outdoors. Each participant will receive their own compass to take home!

During this two-hour class, girls will learn how to read a topographic map, how compasses work, how to use and take bearings with a compass, and how to travel using a compass. While we have advanced technology to navigate the wilderness, GPS devices are expensive and batteries inevitably fail. Knowing how to use a compass is an inexpensive and useful skill that will be a valuable addition to your library of backcountry skills. You will be an invaluable member at your next hiking outing!

Participants should come prepared with a snack and water bottle. In addition to your very own compass, all participants will receive a patch to show off their new skills!

The class will be held in the board room of the Missoula Public Library. A portion of this class will take place outside, so girls should wear warm clothing.

This program is open to adults, too! Come learn the skills you'll need to take your kids and troop into the wilderness! GSMW members and nonmembers welcome--nonmembers will need to purchase their GSMW Volunteer Membership prior to the program or you will not be able to attend. 

Registration for this event is $15 per girl and closes on January 14th. After January 14th, your program registration is non-refundable.


Are you a new member since Spring 2016?
If you are and you have not previously registered for events online, you may notice some issues with setting up your eBiz account (eBiz is the system we use for program registrations). If you find that the system is not recognizing you, please complete a Program Registration Form and email it to or fax it to 406-252-4063 prior to the registration deadline. In the email that you send, please also notify us that you had troubles creating your eBiz account so we can assist in creating the account on your behalf for future online registrations.  

Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem!
Sign up to be a Girl Scout today and you can join in on the fun too! You will be able to come back here to register for this program 24 hours after you’ve become a Girl Scout. When you come back to register for a program, you’ll need to create an account for our Activities website. Once that’s done, you’ll be all set to register for our programs.