What more can Scottish Orienteering do for you?

The Scottish Orienteering Association exists to “foster, encourage, promote and develop” orienteering in Scotland. This year we want to find out if we’re really focusing on the right things to achieve our aims. And there is no better way to do this than to ask you directly. This is your opportunity to have a say and we’re all ears. Click to find out how to get involved, or take the short survey before 28th Feb!

24th Jan 18

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The Scottish Orienteering Association exists to “foster, encourage, promote and develop” orienteering in Scotland. It’s a team of people who want to make a difference. You probably know many of them as it includes many volunteers, the SOA staff and members of the SOA Board. It’s probably better to think of it as a Scottish Orienteering team, and if you give any of your time to the sport at a national level or in your club you are part of it. The team is already doing a lot for Scottish Orienteering, but this year we want to find out if we’re really focusing on the right things to achieve our aims. And there is no better way to do this than to ask you directly. So we have set up a small team to find out, pull together the feedback and ideas, and act accordingly.  

We would like to do this in a few different ways:

  1. Firstly we want to find out what you think, so expect to see us at large and some small events over the next few months. We will put up a banner, set up a stall or put up a tent and let you know where we are. We’ve already talked to 60-70 of you at the Big Weekend and had a fantastic response – lots of ideas and opinions. Thank you if that includes you. If you haven’t already talked to us please come and see us at the next event.   
  2. We can’t have a personal conversation with everyone so please could you fill in the short online survey before 28th February. It shouldn’t take long, and mirrors the questions that we will ask face to face (so you don’t need to fill it in twice) and it will really help us.
  3. We are planning an SOA conference/workshop on Saturday the 28th April at Fordell Firs near Dunfermline. We will feed back our findings, get in a couple of provocative speakers to challenge our thinking, and ultimately generate a set of recommended actions. If you are willing to come along and contribute your opinions, experience and skills please pencil it in your diary and let us know: .

So, this is your opportunity to have a say and we’re all ears. And if you have lots of energy and enthusiasm and want to help us over the next few months please contact us directly (). You will be very welcome.

Thanks for reading this far.

Richard Oxlade (Strategy Director) & Anne Hickling (Development Director)

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by Sarah Hobbs