Activities
The Queens Borough Scout Orienteering Event
Orienteering Courses - will be set up and operating from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (last start at 2:30 PM). Anyone who is interested in just hiking/running
the courses may do so at any time. Participants will go out as a team of 2-3 scouts; they will compete against all other teams on the same course.
The results of scores and times for completed courses will be recorded and posted on the web site by Wednesday, October 19. If feasible, we will
break down the results by rank (Class) as well.
Training Sessions will Start Promptly at 10:00 AM
Training classes - are set up in a round robin format for beginners. Each session will last 30 minutes. We will start promptly at 10:00
and continue through 12:00.

During the 2 1/2 hour block - 12:00 through 14:30,  beginners will hike/run their chosen course and eat lunch.
At 14:30 they will reconvene with their group for the afternoon sessions. These sessions have been planned in the afternoon because
the scouts, having experienced an orienteering course, will then have a much better grasp of the subject matter

Beginners -Past events has shown that over 90% of the participants are beginners. Therefore, to allocate our resources properly and keep the
groups to a manageable size we will insist on maintaining the schedule below. This will allow for a smooth and orderly day for everyone,
participants, leaders and event staff.
SESSION:
9:30
9:50
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00 -14:30
14:30
15:00
15:30
1. Registration:
Confirm Registration,  # attendees,
and receive Group Schedule
ALL
1A. Opening Ceremony
ALL
2. Basic Compass:
Direction, Compass, and Bearings
Instructions and Game
Grp 1
Grp 4
Grp 3
Grp 2
3. Basic Orienteering:
Maps, Symbols and Contours
Instructions
Grp 2
Grp 1
Grp 4
Grp 3
4. Orienteering Introduction:
Etiquette and how it differs from
map and compass games
Grp 3
Grp 2
Grp 1
Grp 4
5. Orienteering Mechanics
Safety briefing, Preparation of map,
Scorecard, Controls and more …
Grp 4
Grp 3
Grp 2
Grp 1
6. Orienteering Course:
Courses: W, Y, O, and Score-O
Open
Open
Open
Open
ALL
Beginners
Open
Open
Open
7. Heights and Distances:
How to determine heights and
distances in the field
Informal sessions will be available for Advanced
Participants - Subject to demand and manpower
Grp 1 & 4a
Grp 3 & 4c
Grp 2 & 4b
8. Pacing and Compass:
Game using bearings and pacing
Open
Open
Open
Open
Open
Grp 2 & 4b
Grp 1 & 4a
Grp 3 & 4c
9. Orienteering Strategy:
Strategy, and nomenclature
Informal sessions will be available for Advanced
Participants - Subject to demand and manpower
Grp 3 & 4c
Grp 2 & 4b
Grp 1 & 4a
Advanced:
The focus and needs should be on subjects # 6, # 7, # 8, and # 9.  The number of participants, requests and manpower will determine the
schedule of structured training sessions. Regardless, resources will be available to coach and train on a informal basis during the morning. Keep
in mind that the advanced scouts should complete more than one course during the day to experience the true distances usually associated with a
true competitive event. In addition to traditional courses the advanced scouts should sample Score-O.
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