Course Design Workshop / Saturday, 18 MAR 2017

Join NEOOC’s mapping guru Bob Boltz and a few others to learn more about course design, and what it takes to prepare great, but appropriately challenging, maps for all participants – from beginner to advanced orienteers. Topics will include basic design principles, designing for the beginner and advanced orienteer, and how to check your design for trouble areas. You’ll learn how to use Purple Pen, a course design software, as part of the workshop.

Event Recap & Results / Merit Badge Workshop – Orienteering / 12MAR2016

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…

Introduction to Orienteering @ Sippo Lake / 23 FEB 2016

Looking for a challenging and fun outdoor activity? Try Orienteering! Join Stark Parks for an introduction to this family of sports requiring the use of a map and compass to navigate from point to point through a variety of diverse and unfamiliar terrains. We’ll cover navigational techniques, orienteering lingo, and introduce you to ways in which you can participate in this fun, family friendly activity.

Kenston Campus & Woods / 13 MAR 2016

Join us to learn more about the sport of orienteering, and learn how to use a map and compass to navigate around the campus, while getting some exercise. We’ll provide instruction and guidance, and have all levels of courses available, from white to red. Map Included / compass for loan. NOTE!!! Don’t need instruction? No worries – come run the sprint courses on this beautiful campus, where plenty of challenges await even the most experienced orienteer!

Boy & Girl Scout Orienteering Merit Badge Workshop / 12 MAR 2016

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!

NEOOC Course Design Clinic / 27 FEB 2016

Orienteering mapping and course design clinic that will focus on both theory and application of course design, the practical and technical aspects of designing courses using software, and setting courses. For experienced orienteers only. Bring your own laptop if desired, but workshop will start in a computer lab with the software already loaded. Click on the post for more information, and to register. Registration required!