Badin Orienteering Club

 

Organizational meeting

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

6:30 P.M.

 

 

 

http://www.geocities.com/MVOClub/oflag.gif      What is Orienteering?

 

Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation. It is for all ages and degrees of fitness and skill. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The object of orienteering is to locate a series of points shown on the map.  Using the map and a compass one navigates through the woods.  The key is choosing routes – both on and off trail – that will help you find all the points and get back to the finish in the shortest amount of time.  It is cross-country adventuring in the true sense of the word. The points on the course are marked with orange and white flags.  Each location has a punch, so you can prove you've been there. Each “control” marker is located on a distinct feature, such as a stream junction or the top of a knoll. It's easy to learn, but always challenging.

 

http://www.geocities.com/MVOClub/oflag.gif      What will the club do?

 

Club members will be given six weeks of classroom training on, map reading, compass use, route selection, decision making, and competition tactics & strategies.  They will then compete in weekly events around the tri-state area.  Their top 6 results will contribute to the teams’ standings.  Badin will compete in the TROL (Tri-state Regional Orienteering League) with other schools.  Besides gaining lifelong useful skills, members will improve their personal confidence, in addition to having a great deal of fun.  A two day orienteering camp will be an option to learn advanced techniques. 

 

http://www.geocities.com/MVOClub/oflag.gif      Organizational meeting

 

Students and their parents are invited to attend a brief informational and organizational meeting, Wednesday, November 5, 6:30 p.m. at school.  Family and friends are welcome. 

 

http://www.geocities.com/MVOClub/oflag.gif      Contact Information

 

Question, concerns, comments: Call Coach Pat Meehan at 513-728-5688. 

Or Email at pat@ocin.org.  Additional info on the web at: orunner.net/BadinROKS   &  ocin.org