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”
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 offered three short courses – LIONS (1.5km), TIGERS (1.2km), and BEARS (1.9km). We also had a 90-minute score course comprised of all the controls for a total of 635 points, to help scouts with their badge requirements, although many others chose to run the score map as well.
Most runners and teams of orienteers ran more than one course, with plenty finishing all three short courses, and we saw some amazing times on the score course. A basket of Easter Eggs with goodies inside waited at the finish line. We served Gatorade and the requisite Oreos as well, although mugs of hot chocolate would have worked better… By noon, the sun had at least peaked out a few times, and there was no rain or snow.
It was great to see so many from the Kenston event come out for more. Manatoc is the perfect learning environment for new orienteers, as the terrain around the main camp is very forgiving, and it’s hard to get lost. We hope to see all return in April at Brecksville, North Chagrin, and Ledges. We have already put in for warmer temperatures…
Resources & Staff
Thanks to all the volunteers it takes to make an event happen. We couldn’t do it without you!
- Event Director – Bob Boltz
- Course Design – Bob Boltz (BEARS), Andreas Johansson (LIONS + Score), Sanae Rogers (TIGERS)
- Control Setters – Bob & Andreas
- Registrar & Membership Signups – Richard Toth
- e-Punch Guru & Data Wizard – Fred Mailey
- Starter – Kim King & Family
- Greeter, Crowd Control, and Master Scout Wrangler – Ivan Redinger
- Control Pickup – Bob, Andreas, Phil & Cindy
- Easter Egg Distribution & Crowd Pleasers – Emelie & Oskar
LIONS Course: 10 controls 1.5 km 30 m 1 Todd Pownell 8:22 2 Randy Mitchell NEO 10:38 3 Unknown Flying Squirrels 20:46 4 Three Shorts 20:59 5 Alison Rachel 21:39 6 Tim and Lexi Feaser 22:01 7 Guy Russ 26:34 8 Crew143 Two 27:33 9 Crew143 One 27:37 10 Amanda 27:46 11 Jeff and Alex Perry 31:49 12 T40 Two 32:38 13 Chestna Kalka 40:14 14 T40 One 43:31 15 T40 Three 82:16 --- Wes and Frank Mahne DNF (missing control 48) T263 T263 DNF (mis-punch) T107 One DNF (missing control 50) Joseph One DNF (mis-punch)
TIGERS Course: 10 controls 1.2 km 20 m 1 Randy Mitchell NEO 10:05 2 Todd Pownell 15:16 3 T107 One 18:44 4 Alison Rachel 21:01 5 Amanda 21:12 6 The Johansson Kids 21:14 7 T40 Two 22:53 8 Kings Kings 25:25 9 Unknown Flying Squirrels 26:15 10 Three Shorts 26:48 11 Crew143 Two 29:44 12 Crew143 One 29:52 13 T40 One 33:57 14 Joseph Two 42:02 15 T40 Three 54:03 --- Jeff and Alex Perry DNF (out of order punch)
BEARS Course: 10 controls 1.9 km 20 m 1 Todd Pownell 11:08 2 Randy Mitchell NEO 11:16 3 Andreas Johansson 13:53 4 Ivan Redinger NEO 16:55 5 Amanda 22:15 6 Alison Rachel 25:56 7 Tim and Lexi Feaser 26:13 8 T40 Two 26:25 9 Unknown Flying Squirrels 30:45 10 Three Shorts 30:49 11 Andrew Strobel 32:18 12 T504 36:27 13 Chestna Kalka 39:24 14 T40 One 59:03 --- T107 Two 53:20 (Time between 1st and last Control, start and finish time unknown, stick not cleared before start?) Jeff and Alex Perry DNF (out of order punch) T45 Hess DNF (Mis-punch) T107 One DNF (Mis-punch)
THE ZOO Course: 30 controls - Score Course - 635pts / 90min / 10pt penalty/min over 1 Steve Johnson 30:55 (All 30 controls - 635pts) 2 Gil Even & Andrew Strobel 42:32 (All 30 controls - 635pts) 3 Howard Montgomery 45:46 (All 30 controls - 635pts) 4 Mark Stypczynski 47:33 (All 30 controls - 635pts) 5 Neil Dolinger 61:10 (All 30 controls - 635pts) 6 T387 82:16 (26 controls - 515pts) 7 Jack 95:59 (All 30 Controls - 585pts - Over time)
- Splits for Lions, Tigers, and Bears.
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
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.
Here are the results from Scout Championships September 20, 2015. For even more, and all the split data, see this full set of results.
White Course: 11 controls 2.6 km
N2026008 Pirates - DNF (Did Not Finish)
Yellow Course: 16 controls 3.5 km
1 N2026013 SandS - 54:09 2 N2026011 Rawwww - 57:47 3 Kenneth Witalis - 68:59 4 Gold Fish - 89:12 5 Karen Stecker - 94:43 6 The Cripples - 96:36 7 Sean Devin - 98:08 8 N2013540 Newbie - 120:00 9 Bruce Larry - 137:44 10 N2013548 Rocketeers - 167:24
Navy Seals - DNF Grizzly Slash - DNF N2013547 Phoenix - DNF Greese Lightening - DNF N2026002 MR - DNF
Orange Course: 16 controls 3.6 km
1 Steve Johnson - 54:52 2 Highland Hornets - 84:35 3 David Plentovich - 97:22 4 Pizza Men - 134:23 5 Milk Man - 182:30
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.
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.