British Orienteering require all event officials to undergo training in Event Safety and Welfare. This is delivered as a 3-hour workshop, highly practical in nature, sociable, enjoyable and informative. A schedule of courses across Scotland is being arranged for early 2016.
The first ever World Orienteering Day will be held on Wednesday, May 11th. All schools, all O-clubs and all countries all over the world are encouraged to participate. The IOF are looking to set a new Guinness World Record of 250,000 young people participating in orienteering events simultaneously all over the world.
Here is the first World Orienteering Day newsletter.
Part of Sprint Scotland Training Camp
This is a World Ranking Event (along with SOUL 7 on Sunday 17th). Using a new map and with another race in the afternoon along with a ceilidh in the evening.
If you want to improve your Sprint skills you should consider signing up for the training camp that runs from Thur 14th July.
Sat 6th Feb
North Pentland Hills, with the event centre at the Bonaly Scout Centre. Final details and start times are on the Edinburgh Southern OC website.
The bto Scottish Orienteering Urban League event is on Sunday 7th
Enter by 31st Jan via Fabian4.co.uk
Inc. Scottish Sprint Champs
Results and routegadget now available on the ESOC website
Thanks to SPORTident UK, SPORTident Active Cards (SIACs) will be available for use at this event, giving you the choice of normal or contactless punching.
The Scottish Night Champs are the night before on the North Pentland hills.
Updated Jan 2016
The SOA achieved the Foundation Level of the Equality Standard in March 2013. As part of our commitment to the Equality Standard we are resubmitting at Foundation Level, and are currently going through an audit process with completion planned for the end of March 2016. A commitment to deliver against an equality policy is one of the principles of good governance for SGBs in Scotland set-out by sportscotland.
Edinburgh Big Weekend
Thanks to Robin and Sheila Strain for gettting these up so quickly. And thanks to EUOC and their team of volunteers for a great weekend.
bto SOUL 1 is the main event on Sat 23, sandwiched between a campus based night event on Fri 22 and a SoSOL race with a twist on Sun 24.
The bto SOUL series 2015 prizegiving was on Saturday afternoon.
Exciting additions to timetable
We are pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the 2016 Volunteers’ Weekend, which will be held at Glenmore Lodge from mid-day Friday 13 May to late afternoon Sunday 15 May.
We don’t always use the term “volunteering” for the work that so many people do, planning, organising, coaching, managing technology, running the club, and indeed making WOC2015 happen – but this weekend is the SOA’s way of thanking you for your contribution.
We're already on version 2 of the timetable, and various sponsors have given prizes for quizzes and competitions.