Event Report: Schabarum Valentine Score-O

This year's Valentine Score-O had a new twist. To make the event more social and have the winners present for the awards ceremony, we used a mass start…

Event Report: 16th Annual LA Youth Orienteering Meet

Boy Scouts around a table with maps

Despite getting the word out a little bit late, this was one of our largest youth events ever. We registered 18 Boy Scout Troops, 7 Navy JROTC Units, and 3 Girl Scout Troops. This was the year of the big upset. Troop 676 of Alta Loma, who had won the overall award for the last five years, were finally bested by Troop 126 of Arcadia. A rivalry sure to continue into the future…

Beginner Basics: Folding, Thumbing, and Orienting

Three skills taught in beginner’s clinics are the simplest and most important elements to “staying found”. They are folding, thumbing, and orienting your map. With these techniques you will know where you are, where you’re going, and which direction that is…

Mapping Training Underway

On January 22nd, a group of 12 people attended our class, taught by Rex Winterbottom, to learn how to make an urban orienteering map at 1:15000 scale. Setting up the participant's computers was a worthwhile effort as now several people can practice their mapping skills at will…


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Minors attending without a parent must bring this required waiver filled out by their parent for each event or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Adults and parents with children may sign the waiver at the event.

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