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Advanced Orienteering Seminar
November 21 - 09:00 to 13:00
This is a special event for people who want to enhance their knowledge of orienteering. You’ll learn how courses should be properly set-up and negotiated. There are no beginner or intermediate courses; rather this is a learning opportunity for those desiring more participation in the sport.
Who should attend? Anyone (beyond the orange course level…..) who wants to take their knowledge of orienteering to the next level and to become more active in the club.
The event is NO COST. Please reserve a map through email:
You must reply no later than November 17th so that special pre-printed maps can be made.
What to Expect:
We’ll meet at the main HQ’s, Crowders Mountain State Park, at 9AM on 11/21/21
After a brief presentation of club and event management – participants will learn how national course-setting standards are applied (for each level of navigation using color-coded courses). Then, using 10 controls placed in the woods – participants will design their own courses with guided mentoring. During this time – strategies for navigation will be discussed.
Participants will go out on a course designed by another participant to find all 10 controls. Upon completion, discussion and feedback will occur. If desired; participants can have a seasoned runner go out on the course to provide helpful hints & tips.
This event is a unique opportunity for individuals and group leaders (scouts, JROTC) to gain a better understanding of how orienteering should be done …… or at least is done by the COK …..
O-Trivia: Major Ernst Killander of the Swedish Army is considered “the father” of orienteering. In 1919 he devised a cross-country competition where runners not only ran a course but had to choose there own routes using a map and compass.