~Anthony Thomas from Pearls of an Eleven-Year Old Scout's Wisdom
MB #64 Orienteering
I also earned this MB though the AF Rec Center. It was fun. However, the day we were supposed to pass off the field work, it snowed 6 inches (late June). So, the counselor postponed it for a later day. (I guess he figured all we would have to do is trace his footprints in the snow and not really know how to use a compass.
I'm glad I earned this one because with the invention of handheld GPS units, I can actually see a day when this becomes a "Sesquicentennial Merit Badge." Then I can be a counselor. It will be like trying to teach how a slide rule works to my generation.
Oh....by the way, I haven't actually written Pearls of an Eleven-Year Old Scout's Wisdom, yet. It's just another great idea I have.