14th Annual NCAC Scout Orienteering Meet
Summary: This event is open to all Boy Scout Troops, Girl Scout units (ages 11 and up) and Venturing Crews. Scouts will be paired up and compete for awards to be presented to the first 10 places in each event. The morning sessions will include: instruction in Orienteering for Scouts new to the sport, competitions in one of four levels of orienteering courses, and a map skill-building event. Each Scout pair will have an opportunity to choose two events in the morning. Although we are offering instruction, we strongly recommend instruct take place at a unit level so you can ensure the use of Teaching EDGE instruction that we are unable to provide. Competition will be broken into two age groups, under 14 years of age and Scouts 14 years of age or older. Venturing Crews with members over 18 years old may be scored as a third grouping to try to ensure fairness. After a brief break at 1pm, the afternoon event will be a 90-minute Orienteering score course. The event will be completed with awards from the morning events at 5:00 pm.
Cost is $9 per youth and includes an event patch for all youth participants. Adults may purchase patches at cost on the day of the event pending availability.
This event is run with volunteers from and supported by the NCAC and has the added experienced of help from the Quantico Orienteering Club.
Buddy system is strictly enforced with all events and adults are not permit "in the woods” during the competitions.* The morning competition will be on the individual (scout) pair level and on the unit level. Each troop or crew unit will have a unit score from this event based on the average of the unit's top five pairs from that unit.
Camping should be available within walking distance of the event on Friday and Saturday nights. Camping may limited to the first 225 Scouts and adults. More details on how to arrange a camping site will be posted on the event website soon.
This event is restricted to Scout Troops and Venture Crews only:
Because of the large volume of Scouts attending this event and the level of competition, we cannot accommodate Cub Scouts or Webelos at this event