New Jersey Scout Orienteering Championship 2018

Let's go Orienteering!  Sunday 21 October in New Jersey


On Sunday 21 October join us for the New Jersey Scout Orienteering Championship at Quail Hill Scout Reservation in Manalapan, New Jersey (about 75 minutes away: DIRECTIONS).  asdfasdfasdfasdfa

What is an Orienteering meet, you may ask?  Well, it's like a timed hide-and-seek contest in the woods using a map and compass.  Here's a decent description ==> OMEET2. But the most important thing to know is that it's a really fun sport, that's easy to participate in, and there are meets held all over the world.  If you've never done this, don't worry.  It's pretty easy to learn and there will be time for instruction before you start competing.

This meet will have the following difficulty levels available [event PAGE]:


  • Depart at 8:30AM from St. John's Church
  • Wear clothes for outdoor running and your best waterproof boots or shoes (check the weather before you leave home and BE PREPARED)
  • Bring a compass, if you have one
  • Bring a water bottle and a decent bag lunch (make sure you ate a good breakfast; you'll expend a lot of energy!)
  • Bring a permission slip (which will be emailed to you separately after you RSVP)
  • Return to St. John's at approximately 1:30PM (we will call you on the way home if earlier or later by 15 minutes)

Parents:  We need drivers for this event.  If you can help us drive to/from this event please indicate so on the RSVP.

        RSVP HERE

Why you should go orienteering:
  1. It's fun
  2. It's challenging
  3. It gets you out of the house
  4. It gets you in shape 

  5. It gets you credit for advancement (most of First Class Requirement #4a and Second Class Requirement #3a)
  6. It gets you credit for part of Orienteering Merit Badge
  7. It prepares you for the Stockville Rogaine [LINK]
  8. You get to represent Troop 98 against Scouts competing from other troops and maybe win the championship! This was last done (we think) by Matt Trejo in about 2007).