This event will be planned, set, and officiated by local Boy Scouts who are working on their Orienteering merit badge.
Course details are below.
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STARTS: Start any time between Noon and 2:00 pm. (Everybody must be back to the start no later than 3:30 pm.) Feel free to arrive any time after 11:45 am.
LOCATION: The Nature Center at Rockwood Park at the corner of Courthouse Rd & Hull St., Midlothian, VA.
COST: Maps are $5 each.
- As always, instruction will be available for beginners or those who would like some help to get started. We can also offer some tips to those who've been out a few times and want to advance their skills a bit.
- Bring your own compass, or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys or an ID as a deposit when borrowing.
- Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. Water is also a good idea to bring along. Ticks and poison ivy are out now, so plan accordingly.
- Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions.
*** Our meets wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers. Please consider offering some of your time at this or another upcoming meet. ***
+++++ When you RSVP, please answer the question & indicate: (1) how many of each level of map you will need, (2) if you need beginner instruction. This really helps us with planning! +++++
This event will be a Score-O event with approximately 25 control points. You will have 1.5 hours to navigate to as many as you can in that time, in any order. Deductions will be made for every 5 minutes late.
Additionally, there will be one beginner-level course approximately 1.8 K that will satisfy requirement 4a for the BSA First Class Rank or be a good choice for anyone new to orienteering. The map fee is waived for Scouts who are attending and are working on a BSA requirement.
Course Designers: Boy Scouts & Kevin Kessler