Camp Manatoc September 20 – Scout Championships

All Scouts are invited to a weekend of Orienteering. It will be a weekend of outdoor adventure as Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their adult leaders, learn and practice map and compass skills, as well as work on orienteering related badge requirements.

For more information, and registration details, visit http://scoutsorienteering.weebly.com/

  • When: Saturday, September 19, 2015 & Sunday, September 20, 2015
  • Where: Camp Manatoc, 1075 Truxell Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264

Participants are welcome for both days, but each day is also set up as a stand-alone event, so participants can choose to come either Saturday or Sunday, or both days. Please note however that the actual Championships are on Sunday. Low cost, minimal budget, maps, patches, and other prep…no refunds.

Saturday’s program will be skill development, training, and practice, and FUN. An expert orienteer can be available to work with your group to help your scouts learn skills (and pass some badge requirements). Scouts (and adults) will be able to learn orienteering skills that will enable even first-timers to participate in Sunday’s competition. Ample orienteering courses will be available for scouts to practice their orienteering skills, including cross country courses during the day, and an exciting short Night-O course.

Sunday’s program will be the Northeast Ohio Scout Orienteering Championships. Scouts (as well as adults!) will compete with other scouts of the same rank or age level. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each class. As an added bonus, we will try to have a an auction on Sunday that will allow troops, packs, & crews to bid on prizes using team points accumulated during the weekend.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: All scout groups must pre-register and pre-pay.

It is expected that scouts will participate in troops/packs/crews. However, to accommodate scouts who may want to participate without the benefit of a troop/pack/crew, we will accept pre-registration for scouts who have another youth scouting partner (pre-registering at the same time!), and also an adult who will be in attendance for the entire activity. Mark the appropriate box on the pre-registration form

PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 11, 2015, or 250 Scouts, whichever comes first. It is anticipated that this event will fill to capacity before the deadline. Early registration is encouraged. Registrations received after the deadline, or when at capacity, may be rejected. Registration & Fees received by Sept. 1, 2015, will be entered in a drawing for a NEOCC event pass.

Timely pre-registration is needed so we have the time to print maps and assemble a packet of materials in advance.

COSTS: $8.00 per person (Scouts and participating adults) for one day, or $14.00 per person (Scouts and participating adults) for both days. Only adults who want a map and patch on Saturday, or who are competing in the Leader Class on Sunday, need to register and pay.

PATCHES: Custom designed event patches will also be provided to all who pre-register and pre-pay.

REFUNDS: Low cost, minimal budget, maps, patches, and other prep…no refunds.

WE GO RAIN OR SHINE: Maps can be placed in plastic bags. Scouts can dress for the weather. It’s up to the unit leader’s discretion whether to participate or not when the weather is less than ideal.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: Each participant must have his or her own signed Waiver of Liability form that can be downloaded from the website, or sent to you by requesting one from ScoutsOrienteering@gmail.com. These must be brought to the meet and handed in at check-in.

CAMPING: Contact the Great Trail Council directly at 330-773-0415. There are plenty of campsites available on a first-come basis. Those are separate fees.

HELP OUT: It takes many hands to do a quality event. Adults are always needed to help with the start and finish areas. And there are other times and places where both youth and adult help is appreciated.

TRAINING:

Leader Training: For those who might want to brush up on either their navigation skills or their ability to teach orienteering to Scouts, they should consider attending the Orienteering for Beginners session scheduled for August 29th at Kendall Lake. This location is only a moderate hike from the location of the actual championships. Registration starts at 11:30, with instructions starting at noon.

Large Group Training: NEOOC will conduct large group trainings, lasting about an hour, for all your scouts & adults on either Friday night or early Saturday for those who pre-register. (subject to change)
Small Group Training: For those who attend the Large Group training, but who would like some individualized training, an experienced orienteer will be available for a session on Saturday morning, with your troop, pack, or crew. Pre-registration is required. (subject to change)

CONTACTS: for questions and additional information: Registrar: Ivan Redinger: ScoutsOrienteering@gmail.com
Contact the Great Trail Council directly at 330-773-0415.