Month: May 2022

Tulloch Homes Young Orienteer of the Year – Shortlist

We have had a great response to our request for nominations for Tulloch Homes Young Orienteer of the Year for 2021, someone that has shown outstanding commitment to the sport, and are delighted to announce a shortlist of 3 whose contributions stood out from the many for us.

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Take Action on Mental Health

What an inspiring morning spent at the launch of ‘Take Action’, the next phase of Scotland’s Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity & Sport. Proud that Scottish Orienteering is a signatory to the charter.

Abby Cook from Forth Valley Disability Sports and Professor Nanette Mutrie chat about the benefits of physical activity for mental health
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Closing soon….Scottish Schools Entries

Remember to enter this years Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival. Closing date 23rd May!

This years event is being held within the stunning grounds of Scone Palace, by Perth on Wednesday 1st June.

The venue will be familiar to some from previous sprint events and schools festivals.

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AGM Proxy Voting & Draft Accounts

Ahead of our first face-to-face AGM in 2 years on 28th May at 5pm at Crathes Hall, we are making our annual accounts for 2021 available for members here. Please note these remain in draft form but it is hoped a final version will be available prior to the AGM as the paperwork is currently with our independent examiner. We will publish the finalised accounts as soon as they are available.

In order to make voting on important matters within Scottish Orienteering accessible to all members, we are able to offer online proxy votes to those unable to attend the AGM in person. The online proxy voting form is available here

The agenda, details and full AGM booklet is available here

East meets West….

East Juniors met the West Juniors (SWAT) on Sunday at Beecraigs to focus on compass and pacing work. What a great day out – finishing with an exciting relay.

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Community Conversation: The Process to getting a PVG & Child Protection Updates

We are kicking of our monthly community conversations on the important topic of Child Protection. Child Portection is everyone’s responsibility. If someone in your club/you need to join the Protecting Vulnerable Group (PVG) scheme as a coach or volunteer or have questions about the process to getting a PVG through SOA this session is for you! We will provide an update on the process and offer plenty of time to answer questions. Join us at 7.30pm on Zoom.

We will cover: Who needs a PVG? How do I/member apply for a PVG? How do I get my ID verified? We will also give na update on Child Protection within the SOA and how your club may want to incorporate any changes in their policies and processes.

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