The box score is the portion of an ["NGS"] ["datasheet"] that lists the distances and ["azimuth"]s to ["reference mark"]s, ["azimuth mark"]s, witness marks, and other nearby ["station"]s. An example of a box score is shown below:

 LY0776| PID    Reference Object                     Distance      Geod. Az  |
 LY0776|                                                           dddmmss.s |
 LY0776| LY2624 BRANCHVILLE NORMANOCK LOT           APPROX. 8.3 KM 0194744.6 |
 LY0776| LY2899 DELENOY AZ MK                       APPROX. 2.3 KM 1154401.8 |
 LY0776| LY2629 NEWTON PRESBYTERIAN CH SPIRE        APPROX. 7.7 KM 1501043.7 |
 LY0776| LY2628 NEWTON MUNICIPAL TANK               APPROX. 7.5 KM 1561312.4 |
 LY0776| LY0777 DELENOY RM 1                         15.430 METERS 16336     |
 LY0776| LY0778 DELENOY RM 2                         13.198 METERS 23927     |

This example shows that the station has two reference marks and an azimuth mark. Azimuths to three other stations are also shown. The azimuth in the box score is always measured clockwise from ["true North"]. When using a compass to find the main station from the reference marks or to find the reference marks from the main station, subtract the local declination from the box score's azimuth value.

Many NGS datasheets do not have a box score, but most ["triangulation station"]s have one.

If you want to be able to locate the reference marks from the primary station, or more importantly, the main station from the reference marks, you will need to bring the box score with you when you go hunting. On the geocaching site, click on "view original datasheet" to see the box score, circa 2000. The NGS site will have the latest version of the datasheet.