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Orienteering Challenge Campout
September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019$30.00
Orienteering is an international sport that consists of finding control markers in the field from locations marked on a map. This year’s competition will start in the main camp area by the dining hall. Each team gets a new 5-color map 20 minutes before the race starts. There are many flags/markers marked on the map and you must find all you can during the allot time. Some flags are very easy to find and some are hard. Each flag is worth 5, 10, 15, 20, or 30 points, depending on how hard it is to find. Plan your strategy to find the most flags and maximize your score!! The Orange & White control markers in the field are identified with a number to let you know if you have found the right flag. To prove you found the marker you punch the score card with a pin punch that is attached to each marker. Each pin punch has a different pattern. Orienteering is a team event!
Your team needs a compass and a watch or stopwatch so you’ll finish on time. Participants should bring full canteens or water bottles, and cups for drinking water at water stops. In order to help control litter, no cups are provided at the water stops. The sections of camp we use for orienteering have some areas of thick vegetation and can be very steep at time. Wear long pants and good trail shoes or boots.
If you are already a troop member, register for the event here.