Introducing Scottish Orienteering’s Club Accreditation Scheme

We are thrilled to launch our new Accreditation Scheme for clubs. It has been developed by the staff team with input from Scottish clubs, to fully support clubs to identify areas where they can improve, and instigate real solutions. There will be three levels to the scheme: Bronze, Silver and Gold and we are starting by launching Bronze.

07th Sep 18

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Accreditation is a clear and positive way to increase credibility with official bodies, landowners, funders and other partners. It can also be a good way to illustrate to members and potential members as a 'quality mark' that the club is committed to doing things well, and chimes with other national schemes to establish quality, accredited sports clubs.

Essentially, it celebrates the good work being done in clubs across Scotland!

The key aims of the scheme will be to support and empower our clubs to ensure that:

  • The environment created is inclusive, safe and child friendly, based on good practice, and the best it can be for participants, coaches, officials and volunteers.
  • High standards of club governance are developed.
  • Lifelong participation in our sport is encouraged through sustainable club development and pathways

The scheme is run by the Regional Development Officers (RDOs), who will support clubs at all levels through the process. If you have any questions, please contact the RDOs via the contact page.

Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club (ESOC) were the pilot club during the development of the scheme, and received their Bronze and Silver Awards in September 2018.

To find out more about how your club could complete the award, take a look at the documents below.

Downloadable Documents

Scottish Orienteering Accreditation Information

SOA Club Accreditation Bronze Framework


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ESOC receive their Bronze certificate. Credit Walter Clark

ESOC receive their Bronze certificate. Credit Walter Clark (Full size)

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by Rona Lindsay