Launch of Scottish Orienteering Young Leader (SOYL)

A group of 9 young leaders aged 14-18 were led through the SOYL course by tutor, Mehmet. The course was a good balance of theory and practical to engage the young leaders. Our first group of young leaders represent 4 different clubs and a diverse geography from the Borders to the Highlands.

They offer a glimpse into the exciting future of orienteering in the country and we hope they take away lots of ideas and inspiration to get active in their communities/clubs.

SOYL has been launched as part of our celebrations to mark Year of Young People 2018. We are grateful for the support from the Orienteering Foundation in allowing us to launch the award and offer the course in Perth.

It is hoped the SOYL award will be offered to clubs, youth groups and schools to extend the reach orienteering and provide young leaders an inspiring pathway into supporting more activity. If your club or organisation is interested in finding out more about Scottish Orienteering Young Leaders please contact