Orienteering Workshop and Navigation Courses

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Camp Crooked Creek

Boy Scouts and leaders can come and learn about orienteering at the workshops and then participate in the competition navigating the courses at the camp. Awards will be given to the Scouts with the best times. Click here to see the leader’s guide. See the liability waiver and troop registration form on page 10 of the leader's guide.


The cost is $10.00 per Scout and includes color printed maps and handouts, patch, & emergency whistle.

Adults may participate in OLOU’s normal orienteering meet starting at 10:00 AM for $10.00 per person.  Courses to choose from are Easy, Moderate, and Advanced.  Adults can then challenge themselves at the Orienteering Maze in the afternoon while the Scouts are doing the Score-­O.

Activities Include:

ORIENTEERING INSTRUCTION STATIONS -­  In the morning to teach or brush up on the skills needed to navigate cross country with a map and compass.

ONE MILE ORIENTEERING COURSE – Scouts will pair up and complete a one-­mile orienteering course (good for the First Class rank requirement and Orienteering merit badge)

THE MAZE-­O! – Scouts waiting to start or who have returned from the course can challenge themselves individually on the THE MAZE-­O

MASS START SCORE-­O – After lunch, Scouts will pair up again and try to get to as many controls as they can in 90 minutes.

Work on Requirements for:
Second class rank
First class rank
Orienteering merit badge


8:00 – 9:00 AM  Registration and packet pick-­up

9:00 – 10:00 AM  Instruction stations open

10:00 – 11:00 AM  One-­mile Orienteering Course with staggered start times opens

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Orienteering Maze is open for Scouts waiting to start one mile course or who have already returned from the course

12:00 – 1:00 PM  Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 PM Mass-­start Score-­O

3:00 PM Awards

Please note – the orienteering merit badge cannot be completed in one day – Scouts will have the opportunity to complete most of the requirements. The most practical way to complete the rest of the requirements is to participate in future OLOU events. Of course, Scouts and troops can also complete the requirements on their own.

Questions? please contact Dan Curley with OLOU at

Presented by:

Orienteering Louisville- more information at

Lincoln Heritage Council, BSA

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