Queens Council Orienteering
Going in with 155 pre-registered participants (121 scouts and 34 adults), the Queens Council Orienteering Training
Event kicked off on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at Forest Park.
The day started early with on site check in at 8:30 AM behind the Buddy Statue landmark. The training day started at 9:30 AM to allow
delayed participants to arrive and complete the registration process. The morning consisted of four half hour training sessions, held
in round robin format. The training was geared to the beginners'  needs.
Station 2, Basic Compass - was very much "hands on", practicing following predetermined bearings
Station 3, Basic Map Reading -
maps, symbols, legends, contours...
Station 4, Basic Orienteering -
how O differs from map & compass?
Station 5, Orienteering Mechanics -
scorecard, control card, descriptions
Station 5, Orienteering Mechanics -
prep map, & a 100m pacing course
Station 6, Orienteering Courses -
all day to any would be orienteerer
Station 6, 11:30 -14:00 - training
participants  run/hike the O course
Start & Finish Officials - youth volunteer staff
Volunteer staff & unit leaders wait for finishers
IOF symbols used on Orange course
description sheet (text translation on right
side of page). White and Yellow course
description sheet are text based.
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