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French Creek Orienteering Day 2019

posted Mar 10, 2019, 6:45 AM by David Hoglund
This event is held by the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association for participants of all ages.  Are you ready to test your map reading and problem solving abilities?  Orienteering is a cross-country map and compass adventure designed to test map reading ability, compass skills, fitness and outdoor savvy of any unit regardless of size or experience.

Cub Scout Orienteering Event runs on Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 - 4:00 at French Creek State Park.  Cost is $8 per participant.  Parents and siblings are welcome to attend. If you are not doing the course you do not need to pay.

SIGN UPS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY APRIL 5.


Schedule

7:30 AM  - Leave for French Creek State Park
8:30 AM - Arrive at park and check in
9:00 AM - Basic Orienteering and Course Instruction
10:00 AM - Start morning orienteering course
Noon -      Lunch
1:30 PM - Review meeting for scored orienteering course
2:00 PM - Start of afternoon scored orienteering course
3:00 PM - Awards Ceremony
4:00 PM - Return to Lititz

Orienteering is the skill of using a map and compass to find your way to a destination or through a course.  The Delaware Valley Orienteering Association sponsors an annual orienteering competition for scouts in the Mid Atlantic region.  As a cub scout group we will be learning the basics of orienteering and trying out our teamwork and skills to find our way through a course.
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