South Area is pleased to bring you the Venture Scout Global Positioning System (GPS) Exploration Course 1st and 2nd Intake on 15 Apr and 29 Apr 2023. The course is designed for Venture Scouts pursuing the exploration requirements for their Trekker Award and who have previous experience with exploration. To attend the course, the participants should have achieved the requirements of the “Outdoor Exploration / Expedition” components for the Venture Badge or similar requirements for the Scout Section.

The course will acquaint participants with the basic knowledge of GPS and their relationships to maps and exploration. In addition, participants will undergo practical open and closed terrain navigation sessions designed to install practical knowledge on how to apply and use a GPS in context.
Details of the course are as follows: –

Dates : Saturday 15 April 2023 Intake 1
Saturday 29 April 2023 Intake 2
Time : 0900hrs to 1700hrs (both intakes)
Attire : Activity attire with national scarf and trekking footwear
Reporting Location : Mayflower Secondary School
2 Ang Mo Kio St 21
Singapore 569384

Programme and Logistics for both intakes:

0900hrs : Attendance taking
0910hrs : Start of Theory Lesson
1030hrs : Equipment hands-on session
1130hrs : Lunch break (Lunch not provided. Eat at nearby coffee shop)
1230hrs : Travel to training ground, Central Catchment Area
1330hrs : Practical Session
1600hrs : Debrief and certificate presentation
1700hrs : Dismissal

Supplied Equipment

  • Handheld GPS
  • Practice Maps
  • Activity Booklet

Personal Equipment

  • Stationary (pencil, colour pencil, colour pens, 360° protractor, mathematical set)
  • Venture Scout Journal or Notebook
  • Baseplate/lenstatic compass (1 per participant)
  • Sun Protection (sleeves, cap and sunblock)
  • Poncho (Hands should be free and not hold an umbrella)
  • Sufficient Water (at least 1.5L)
  • Backpack
  • Waterproofing packs for gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal first aid kits
  • 1:50,000 topographical maps of Singapore (1 map per 5 participants or less from the same unit)

Registration: Registration for the course will be available online: http://intranet.scout.org.sg through Youth Management > 2023 Youth Programme Registration > South Area Venture Scout GPS Exploration Course (1st intake / 2nd intake).

Please register for the correct intake.
Participating Venture Scouts should also submit their particulars via: bit.ly/south-gps2023-reg

Event fee: $10.80 inc. GST ($10.00 before GST)
There will be no refund of event fees once the invoice is issued for payment.

Vacancies: 30 Pax (per intake)
Priority will be given to Venture Scouts from the South Area

Closing Date: 01 April 2023, Saturday 17 00 HRS


Rover Scouts or Venture Scout Leaders who are interested in assisting and learning from the course, can register via Adult Management > Adult Training Registration.
RAMS will be emailed to all the Venture Scout Leaders and participating Rover Scouts after the recce is done on 1 April 2023.
For any administrative query, please feel free to contact Ms Valerie Lim at valerie.lim@scout.org.sg. For course-related queries, please contact Course Leader, Mr Fong Kah Chun at kahchun.fong@scout.sg.