As part of an effort to increase awareness of orienteering as a sport, and to incorporate the many educational and problem- based learning aspects of the sport into the curriculum, NEOOC teamed up with 4th graders from Kenston Intermediate School to put on an orienteering event.
First, let me thank Stark Parks for inviting us to partner with them on introducing orienteering to their public. In February, we conducted an evening lecture on the sport of orienteering and Sunday marked our first land event offered in their parks (we’ve used Walborn Reservoir previously). In our 40th year, it is still exciting to inaugurate new venues. Read on for the full results!
Today’s event was a chance to work on skills that can help us improve as orienteers. Bob Boltz set a course targeted at two skills. Read more…
Despite iffy and unseasonal weather predictions, we had a very good showing of orienteers at today’s event. The day started off pretty chilly and damp, but gradually warmed, and we never got any real rain until just as the last controls were retrieved.
Lots of people came out to learn about orienteering last week at North Chagrin. Here are some photos from the day. If you have additional, feel free to send them our way for posting.
Well, I promised mud enough for all. In a sense that happened. I did not count on snow, though. That, along with temperatures in the 30’s with a steady wind, made for a memorable day of orienteering at Brecksville for the 47 individuals who participated in this event.
A bit chilly, with temps in the 40s, didn’t seem to stop any of the participants on Saturday’s event at Manatoc Scout Reservation. At 11:10AM, at least 25 scouts were ready and waiting to go out seeking controls, and had to be diverted for a few minutes while we got all the paperwork in order, and finished setting up the registrar’s table and e-Punch timing system.
We were just getting started with 30 pre-registered scouts, when 12 more showed up to learn about orienteering! A few more tables and chairs later, and we were all learning about the basics of orienteering. Some of the requirements for the Boy Scout Merit Badge for orienteering were covered, and scouts practiced taking compass bearings, taking their pace count, and about land forms, orienteering map features, and some of the basic techniques an orienteer uses while on a course. Click to read more…
We had a great turnout for the first time using the Kenston Campus & Woods map (mapped by NEOOC’s Bob Boltz). With all courses available, from WHITE 1km to RED 6.9km, we had something to offer for everyone, and were able to find the right level of challenge and distance for all that attended. Click on the post for all the details.