Longhorn Council - Spring-O Community Invitational 2023

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Spring-O Community Invitational 2023

Event Details

Spring-O Community Invitational March 24-26, 2023 @ SR2 Hosted by Longhorn Council & North Texas Orienteering Association

All Spring-O competitors must register through the NTOA website. All non-participant & camping registrations are made on this page. If you are attending only the competition, after completing your registration on the NTOA site, please register on this page as Day Trip for attendance purposes. 

NTOA Registration goes live March 1st 2023. NTOA Website

Our spring Orienteering event for individual and team cross-country competitors and for Recreational Teams.  Competitors run one course Saturday with team night orienteering Saturday evening.  Competition awards are based on best times for each class. The meet is co-sponsored by the North Texas Orienteering Association (NTOA).

Choose your fun from 6 beginner to expert Orienteering courses! Awards are given to the top three finishers in each category. Individual Competitors compete by age and gender. Scouts compete in 2 person Teams.  Anyone can hike the course and work on their orienteering in 2-5 Recreational Teams.  You will be able to select your course on the NTOA website http://ntoa.com/events-2/

All Competition Courses are pre-drawn.  Course choices are White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, and Red. Courses must be selected at time of registration.

Electronic punching on all courses.  Electronic punching will be used on ALL courses.  If you own an E-punch enter the number when you register for your course.  If you don’t own an E-punch they are available to rent for $3.  One punch is required for each individual or team. 

Terrain
The area has a rich history of Indian Lore, US cavalry outpost, and early day settlers.  It is mixed woods, semi open with post oaks, cedars, mesquite, and some green brier.  Green areas are well mapped. The camp has a moderate trail system, unpaved roads, spectacular cliffs, bluffs, gullies, springs and marsh areas that will challenge your orienteering skills.  The camp has over 15 miles of shoreline on Lake Bridgeport.  The competition area is over 1,100 acres.

Map
Every participant gets a map.  1:10,000, 5 meter contours, 5 color, Field Work and Cartography by Rich Wendling, completed 1996.  Revised by Tatyana and Sergey Svistun, 2002-2005, and NTOA and Council Orienteering Committee members since then.

Waiver of Responsibility Form
Please bring one completed Waiver of Responsibility Form for each person attending. Download on the right side under Attachments.
Parent or Guardian MUST sign if entrant is under 18 years of age. All participants, including all group members, must have a valid waiver.
Click the green button at top right to Register.
You can download the full information Packet and the Waiver of Responsibility Form on the right under Attachments..

Location
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (SR2) is a 2,500 acre Scout Camp located on the west side of Lake Bridgeport. Detailed maps are on our website at https://www.longhorncouncil.org/maps

From Fort Worth: take I-35W North and turn on US 287/81 to Decatur.  At Decatur go West on US 380 about 17 miles to Lake Bridgeport.   2 miles after crossing the long bridge on Lake Bridgeport, turn right at the Sid Richardson Scout Ranch sign, onto a gravel road.  Follow signs 2.3 miles to the camp entrance.  Event headquarters is about 4.5 miles from first camp ranger’s house. From Dallas: take I-35E North to Denton. Turn on Hwy 380 west and go 44 miles to Lake Bridgeport. Then follow the directions above.

Camping:  Main Camp campsites. Tent spaces with access to outdoor toilets are available. $10 per weekend camping fee per person for anyone not participating in the competition. If you are planning on arriving early please email in advance.

No meals provided.

When & Where
Spring-O
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch
Friday 03-24-2023 5:00 PM CT to
Sunday 03-26-2023 11:00 AM CT
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