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Navigator – stage 5



How to earn your badge

  1. Using a 1:25000 scale Ordnance Survey map and compass, navigate along a course of at least six ‘legs’ to the standard of the Hill and Moorland Leader award provided by Mountain Training. You’re not expected to hold this award – just have a look at the course to get an idea of the level you need to achieve. Find out more at
  2. Using only a compass and pacing, successfully navigate a course of at least four ‘legs’.
  3. Using only a map, successfully navigate a course of at least four ‘legs’.
  4. Make two sketch maps – one of an urban and one of a rural setting – that would enable a stranger to travel successfully between two points.
  5. Complete at least three different orienteering courses in a reasonable time.
  6. Complete a comprehensive route plan for a 20km hill walking route, set by an appropriate adult. It should take place in terrain one or terrain two, details of which can be found in Policy Organisation and Rules.
  7. Show you know what the most appropriate clothing and equipment is for your journey.


Every individual  who undertakes an activity badge should face a similar degree of challenge and as a result some requirements may need to be adapted. It is completely  acceptable to change some of the requirements of the badges to allow individuals to access the badge (for example where there are special needs, cultural issues, or religious considerations to take into account) and the requirements outlined for activity badges do allow for some flexibility in order to obtain the badge. If you would like help or advice when considering adapting the requirements of a badge please contact UK Headquarters


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