NEOOC Club Members Ivan Redinger and Andreas Johansson helped organize an orienteering event for Boy Scouts during a weekend event at Camp Tuscazoar. Andreas designed a WHITE (beginner) course around the camp (see below), and Ivan ran logistics handling troop registration, etc. Continue reading “Results | Boy Scout Orienteering | Camp Tuscazoar May 7, 2017”
Join us for a potentially
snowy and cold somewhat warm and rainy first event of the year at Camp Manatoc. We’ll feature WHITE and YELLOW (beginner) courses, an ORANGE course (advanced beginner), and GREEN and RED (advanced) courses. The beginner courses will stay near campus, whereas the advanced courses will travel up and around one of the lakes. Beautiful views are guaranteed, and you’ll be sure to stay warm from the typical terrain in Cuyahoga Valley, with lots of up and down, mixed with flatter sections to stretch the legs on. The ground will be hard from the winter weather, and possibly covered in snow. It will most likely be wet, and a bit muddy. Route choice will be important. Good shoes with as much traction possible would be helpful on any of the courses. Snow shoes are ok, too…
Park in the main parking lot. Join us by the fire before or after the race to talk strategy, or review how you did out in the woods. Treats will be available post-race, including (a first-annual perhaps?) ice cream!
Date & Time & Event Fee
- February 12th, 2017
- Registration starts at 11:30 AM.
- First start at 12 PM Noon. Last start at 2 PM.
- Standard fee – Members: $5.00 Nonmembers: $10.00 (cash only at the event, please!)
Our club charges a nominal fee for events. The fees mainly cover the cost of printing the maps and the upkeep of the club’s supplies, and for developing new maps. Special events may have additional fees. Fees listed are for a single person orienteering alone or a group orienteering together using a single map. Additional maps can be purchased from the registrar for $3, if sufficient supply is available.
Camp Manatoc Boy Scout Camp
1075 Truxell Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
- MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/EnEwbz9pwTB2
- Parking: Park in main parking lot, then travel on foot to registration / start area.
- Registration & Finish at the Craft shelter (adjacent to main parking lot)
- Event Director – Andreas Johansson
- Course Design – Andreas Johansson
- Registration – Guy Russ
- Greeter – OPEN (why not help volunteer?)
- Control Setter – Andreas Johansson & Scouts (John Nazier)
WHITE, YELLOW, ORANGE, GREEN, RED
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, recording their pace count, learned about land forms, orienteering map features, and some of the basic techniques an orienteer uses while on a course.
After lunch, we headed outside for actual practice around campus, and scouts navigated one of two courses at the yellow level, with a few controls in the woods, off path. All scouts returned from the first endeavor wanting more, so we sent them back out on the alternative course. Much fun was had, and lots of learning took place, with sessions afterwards discussing the finer details of orienteering and map reading with merit badge counselors and NEOOC club members.
Thank you to all the volunteers who made this event happen (see below) and thank you to KCE (Kenston Community Education office) for helping us organize the event on the Kenston campus.
Thank you to all the volunteers, club members, and KCE!
- Event Director, Course Designer, and Lead Instructor – Andreas Johansson
- Merit Badge Counselor, Scout Guru, and Pizza Champion – Ivan Redinger
- Scout Wranglers – Sanae Rogers, Dave Dysle
- Registrar & Greeter – Richard Toth
- e-Punch Guru & Data Wizard – Fred Mailey
- All the Troop Leaders that helped manage a fine day of learning for your scouts.
- All the parents that stayed with your kids, and helped us make it a great day!
- Instructional Slides (Google Slides)
- Merit Badge Orienteering Booklet (the booklet we used)
- Orienteering Back of Map Learn How To (back of map stuff)
- Merit Badge – Orienteering (all requirements, etc.)
- Introduction to Orienteering / NEOOC (video with Andreas on the basics)
*Results reflect only 9 controls, as one (#55) had an issue with data retention, and we removed it from the results below.
Scout A Course: 9 controls 1.7 km 50 m 1 Team Storm 16:57 2 Andreas Johansson 17:41 3 Jimmy and Co - T122 17:54 4 Austin and Co 17:59 5 Donald Trump 21:09 6 T402 25:56 7 David and Co - T236 29:12 8 Scorepions 32:11 9 Scorepions 32:14 10 Jimmy and Co - T122 36:20 11 Jack Wendy Logan 37:28 12 Mckenzie and Co 45:09 13 Team Storm 48:04 Scout B Course: 9 controls 1.7 km 50 m 1 Phillips and Co 11:46 2 T402 15:18 3 Phillips and Co 18:22 4 William Liam Robt 20:14 5 David and Co - T236 22:39 5 Mckenzie and Co 22:39 7 Austin and Co 23:18 8 Alison and Co 27:01 9 Donald Trump 33:14 10 Claus and Co 38:46 11 Lander Burk John 54:09
There are a few events directly geared for scouts this year – the Merit Badge Workshop on March 12, and the Orienteering Championships in September (17+18). Here’s more information about both, in flyer format, with the entire NEOOC schedule:
Join this class to begin working on your orienteering merit badge requirements for Scouts. Please note – the orienteering merit badge cannot be completed in one day – Scouts will have the opportunity to complete most of the requirements. The most practical way to complete the rest of the requirements is to participate in future NEOOC events. Of course, scouts and troops can also complete the requirements on their own. Pre-registration is REQUIRED (see below)
Make sure to dress for the weather. We’ll start indoors with the basics, like learning about map, compass, and orienteering skills. After lunch, we’ll head out for hands-on practice on several orienteering courses, both on campus, and in the woods. All levels of experience are welcome.
Time & Date
- Saturday, March 12, 2016
- 10 AM – 4 PM (with break for included pizza lunch)
Kenston Local Schools / Intermediate School Building (click for large map)
17419 Snyder Road
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
Enter via the main entrance / follow signs.
Register either online or by mailing in registration. Cost is $15 / scout and includes a pizza lunch. Leaders are included no extra charge.
The online registration takes place through Kenston Community Education’s event registration portal, and will require form of payment at time of registration. Use the printable form to send in registration via regular mail (especially helpful if you’re registering a whole troop). Feel free to use the back to list more registrants.
- Online Registration: Follow this link to register – you will get email confirmation, etc.
- Paper Registration: Download and complete, then mail in your registration to KCE.