A wilderness navigation course will be held May 7-9 at MacGowanLake, Queens Co. The course is offered by the Nova Scotia OutdoorLeadership Development Program (NSOLD). The course introduces leaders to skills that help them organizeand lead safe outdoor activities. It combines theory and practicein the use of maps, compass, GPS and other navigationaltechniques. Participants take part in practical exercises thatenable them to accurately and confidently travel throughwilderness areas. The NSOLD program is designed for volunteers and professionals,17 years of age and over, who want to become outdoor leaders orwho wish to upgrade their current outdoor skills. Groups fromuniversities, private industry, government departments andvolunteer organizations use NSOLD program training. Individualswho want to participate in program courses for their own personaldevelopment are also welcome. The NSOLD program is operated bythe Office of Health Promotion’S Sport and Recreation division. The program provides participants with the knowledge and trainingto become better informed, increasingly skilled and moreexperienced outdoor leaders. This results in safer, moreenjoyable, and environmentally sensitive experiences in NovaScotia’s back country. NSOLD was developed on three founding principles: experientialeducation, safety, and environmental sensitivity. For moreinformation and a complete course schedule, visit the website atwww.gov.ns.ca/src/nsold .