Proudly Launching Scottish Orienteering Young Leader

We’re proud to launch a brand new practical training course for 14-17 year olds who love orienteering, and want to help run events and activities so others can love it too!

As part of the Year of Young People 2018, the first course is free and will take place on Saturday 22 September at Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth.

Be an ambassador for orienteering! Book here before 16th September.

02nd Aug 18

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The one-day course is for young people aged 14-17 who want to assist qualified coaches or teachers in providing orienteering within a school, youth organisation or club environment.

The purpose of the training is to give you the skills and awareness to assist a suitably qualified adult working in a safe, enclosed area such as a school, outdoor centre, park or small wood. 

The course is highly practical, there is no assessment and you will receive a set of printable resources which you can adapt and use as often as you wish. 

As this is the first offering of the course, you will also receive a special T-shirt along with your certificate on completion of the course.

The course will start at 10:00 and finish at 16:00, lunch will be provided, and there will be no charge for attendance or for any of the items you receive during the course.

Places are strictly limited so please book online to avoid disappointment.

Closing date for bookings is 16 September 2018.


We would like to thank the Orienteering Foundation for their support in launching the Scottish Orienteering Young Leader (SOYL).  


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SOA Year of Young People logo

SOA Year of Young People logo (Full size)

Young Leader in Action, Credit:Preston St Primary

Young Leader in Action (Full size)

SOYL launch supported by Orienteering Foundation, Credit:Orienteering Foundation

SOYL launch supported by Orienteering Foundation (Full size)

Posted on 02nd Aug 18
by Fiona Keir