If you’re a beginner, the Starter Model 1-2-3 compass is a great tool for working with maps and orienteering. Its base plate is designed especially for children’s smaller hands. The rotating capsule has a 5° dial graduation and a clear base plate that makes it easier to read a map and plan the course. Inch and millimeter scales are provided for mapping or plotting. Plus, a lanyard hole on the base plate makes for easy carrying.