Let's go Orienteering!


What is an Orienteering meet, you may ask?  Well, it's 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.

The meet on Sunday 10 March will be at Norristown Farm Park and have the following difficulty levels available [event PAGE]:

  • Depart at 9:30AM 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). You do NOT need to wear your Scout uniform
  • Your parents and/or siblings and/or friends can come along; this is a fun event!
  • 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)
  • Bring $5 for a possible stop for a milkshake at Sonic on the way home
  • Return to St. John's at 12:30PM (we will call you on the way home if earlier or later by 15 minutes)

        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.