Month: January 2016

ScotJOS: call for volunteers to support the squad

Below are the available roles. As Manager/Lead Coach I will plan the overall programme and co-ordinate all the admin; Marjorie Mason will continue to act as Treasurer.

Brief outline of roles

Licensed coach: coaching qualification (BOF L2,3,4 or UKCC L2,3), current relevant First Aid and CPD Log-book, capable of planning and leading coaching activities in line with annual coaching plan.

Qualified coach: coaching qualification (BOF L2,3,4 or UKCC L1,2,3), capable of coaching the exercises planned.

Athlete mentors: may be ScotJOS ‘graduates’ or anyone with personal experience of the development and improvement in performance necessary to compete at national and international level. May have coaching qualification but not necessary; may also act as…

Control hangers: only requirement is to be able to hang controls accurately (especially if volunteering for Sweden camp)!

For anyone interested in becoming a coach or gaining a higher level of qualification, volunteering to support ScotJOS would be an ideal opportunity to gain experience. There is NO expectation that you will have to be available for every ScotJOS activity. These are voluntary roles though reasonable expenses could be reimbursed. PVG scheme registration is required though not a pre-requisite.

Check the ScotJOS 2016 programme. If you’d like to be involved with the summer camp (9th-19th July, Sweden) please get in touch as soon as possible via email to express an interest, enquire or volunteer!

Looking forward to hearing from you.

ScotJOS Programme 2016

Feb 13th

Jackie Newton (BOF Performance Programme Director)

Long Term Athlete Development and the Performance Pathway: an open seminar for anyone interested.


Feb 27th/28th

Inaugural ScotJOS weekend “Picture This”

A chance for us all to get to know one another and look ahead to the coming year, your goals and aspirations.


March 25th – 28th

JK – Yorkshire

Selection race for British Orienteering teams/Talent camp/JROC camps


April 2nd/3rd

ScotJOS weekend “In control”

Technical focus is leg planning


April 10th

SOL – selection race for JIRCs

Bridge of Earn

April 16th/17th

Northern Champs – East Yorkshire

Selection race for British Orienteering teams/Talent camp/ JROS camps


April 30th

British LongChampionships – Brown Clee, Shropshire

Selection race for British Orienteering teams/Talent camp/JROS camps


May 8th

SOL – selection race for JIRCs/JHIs

Glen Affric

May 21st

Scottish Champs – selection race for JIRCs/JHIs


June 5th

SOL – selection race for JIRCs/JHIs

Blair Atholl

June 19th

Jamie Stevenson Trophy – selection race for JIRCs/JHIs


July 9th – 19th

ScotJOS Summer Camp

Incl Hallands 3 Dagars

Frillesas, Sweden

Sept 11th

SOL – selection race for JHIs


Sept 24th/25th


Cambus O’May / Forvie

Oct 8th/9th


North East England

November 5th/6th

ScotJOS Development weekend “Si tu reve”

This will be a special weekend with a guest lead coach!


Nov 26th/27th

JROS Hawkshead weekend for M/W16s (depending on places available)

Hawkshead, Cumbria

Dec 10th/11th

ScotJOS Last Supper

Edinburgh – ish (!)

Orienteering Techniques by Gareth Bryan-Jones

This edition was fully updated in 2006, and further improved in 2012 and re-printed in 2015.  It is full of excellent colour diagram and maps – a must for orienteers of all standards from beginner to elite. Many of us refer to it time after time, year after year…

Copies are available from:
The National Orienteering Centre, Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore, Inverness-shire PH22 1QZ £6.00 plus £1.25 post & packing, cheques payable to ‘Scottish Orienteering Association’.

It is also available from various volunteer “sales reps” at local events and from Compass Point.