Boy Scout Installs Orienteering Course at Faulkner Park

This is the first ever orienteering course in Tyler and allows participants to practice their compass and map reading skills.

TYLER, TX—**EDITOR’S NOTE — the attached video was made in 2019.

A Tyler Boy Scout set up an orientation course at Faulkner Park as part of his Eagle Scout project.

William Barker, a freshman at Tyler Legacy High School, created the navigation route that follows a highly detailed map to find nine markers placed on the Faulkner trails.

“Orienteering requires more human input and skill than just using a GPS and is mentally and physically challenging,” said William Barker. “When I was training for a trek in the mountains of New Mexico (Philmont High Adventure Base) and wanted to practice my navigation skills, I had to go all the way to Tyler State Park. I thought Faulkner Park would be a great place for an orienteering course.It is a beautiful park that is free and accessible to everyone.

This is the first ever orienteering course in Tyler and allows participants to practice their compass and map reading skills. For more information on the Orienteering course, visit Faulkner Orienteering website or contact Tyler Parks and Recreation at (903) 531-1370.

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