A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Ed Popko
Date: 2016 Jun 3, 10:27 -0700
When helping with Boy Scout Orienteering merit badge work, I was always amazed at how few times Scouts would turn around and see what the view would be when they retrac their path later in the day. Often they were so fixed on where they were headed, getting there, or distracted in chat that they failed to take note of their departure point or any visual cues when looking the opposite direction.
After drilling it into them a few dozen times, they would finally get it but not without getting lost a few times.