Recap Submitted by Fred Mailey and Richard Davies. What a beautiful day to be in the woods! This was our last event of 2016 and conditions were perfect. It was sunny with temperatures in the lower 60’s. The main course, designed by Mark Stypczynski, was a SCORE style challenge. You had 90 minutes to amass[…]
Recap Under threatening skies and with the temperature in the high 70’s and humidity in the high 80’, the inaugural morning score event was held at North Chagrin Reservation. Sanae Rogers, with assistance from Howard Montgomery, designed and set a challenging intermediate score course and an advanced score course. While no one cleared either course[…]
Score Event – find as many controls as possible in a given time limit.
Picture yourself orienteering in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park just as the leaves are changing in early fall. Call it a ROGAINE, an Adventure Race or an Extreme Navigation Challenge. It all adds up to a long score-style orienteering event in one of the most visited National Parks in America…
You have two and a half hours to find as many checkpoints as you can! The checkpoints are marked on a waterproof map. A special punch at each checkpoint proves you were there. Some checkpoints may be worth more than others, so strategy is important. Can you think and paddle at the same time? Most checkpoints can be visited by canoe or kayak, but a number will be located in the surrounding parkland.
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.