Direction finding is an important but often overlooked skill, both in real life and scouting life. The ability to know where you are and where you are going can be potentially lifesaving. This section aims to address part of the 'where you are going' problem. If you want to find related material then check out the Map and Compass sections of Scouting Resources.
There are many methods of direction finding, perhaps the most commonly known being the magnetic compass. However, there are methods that are easier and quicker than this (for rough direction finding) and methods that do not rely upon you having any special materials at all (other than the use of your eyesight).