O-Meet at Green Lane Park Sep 2018

Let's go Orienteering!

RSVP HERE



On Sunday 30 September join us for an Orienteering meet at Green Lane Park (DIRECTIONS).  

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:

Courses Information:

CourseDistanceClimbCtrls
White2.50km40.0m10
Yellow3.60km90.0m13
Orange4.80km120.0m14
Brown3.80km85.0m12
Green5.20km105.0m17
Red7.60km155.0m21
Blue8.70km140.0m23

Details:
  • Depart at 9AM from St. John's Church
  • Wear clothes for outdoor running and your best waterproof boots or shoes.
  • 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 2PM (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. You get to represent Troop 98 against Scouts competing from other troops!
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