National Capital Area Council - 18th Annual NCAC Scout Orienteering Meet

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18th Annual NCAC Scout Orienteering Meet

Event Details

Test out your troop or crew member's navigation skills at this exciting map and compass competition. Scouts and Crew members with compete in age groups and different course levels in the morning as individuals. The afternoon event is designed around competing as a unit (Troop or Crew) to gather the greatest score than the other scouting units. This event is open to all Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, and other appropriately aged Scouting groups; minimum age for this event is 10 and a half years old.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED -- Please be aware that your unit must register online to take part in this event. There is no walk in registration for any unit or scout. Adjustments to the number of members from a unit can be made on the day of the event, but refunds may not be given. A unit is defined as at least two scouts and two registered adult leaders.

Summary:  This event is open to all ScoutsBSA Troops, GSUSA units (ages 10 and up) and Venturing Crews. Scouts will be paired up (buddy system applies) and compete for awards to be presented to the first 10 places in each event. The morning sessions will include: instruction Orienteering course for Scouts new to the sport, competitions in one of four levels of orienteering courses, and other skill-building competitive events. Each Scout pair will have an opportunity to choose two events in the morning. We strongly recommend instruction take place at a unit level prior to your arrival. The instructional Orienteering course is a "no compete, no awards" hands on teaching course that your scouts can learn by using the Teaching EDGE method to learn the art of Orienteering. To ensure fairness, competition will also be broken into two age groups for most events in the morning, 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 based on judging decision on the day of the event. After a brief break at 1pm, the afternoon event will be a 90-minute Orienteering score course. The afternoon event is a unit based competition with youth leadership taking charge of their units in planning and directing their teams. The event will be completed with awards from the morning events at 5:00 pm.

Cost is $10 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 will be available on both Friday and Saturday nights. The cost is $2 per person per night and can be completed as part of your unit registration. We will assign locations for your troop or crew to camp in the open area within walking distance of the event start and registration area. Please be aware that participant's cars may need to be relocated to the main park area to allow enough space for other scouting units to set up their camp site.

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. The youth must be registered member of a Troop, Team, Ship or Crew.

When & Where
2023 Scout Orienteering Meet
Kings Landing Regional Park
Saturday 05-06-2023
8:00 AM ET to 5:00 PM ET Past
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