World Orienteering Day 23rd May 2018

#WODScotland

Help break a world record! Here's how to get involved with World Orienteering Day in Scotland, for clubs, schools, youth or outdoor groups - anyone who wants to give it a try! Read on to download activities. 

23rd May 18

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World Orienteering Day takes place on 23rd May this year, organised by the International Orienteering Federation (IOF), and all countries and particularly young people are encouraged to hold or participate in activities in the week 23rd-29th May. 

2018 is the Year of Young People in Scotland, and provides a platform to promote and celebrate the talents, achievements and contributions of Scotland’s incredible young people – so we’d like as many young folk involved as possible!

Last year, a world record-breaking 288,000 people participated in orienteering events globally on World Orienteering Day. This year we're aiming for more!

You may be able to join an event in your area (check the WOD website for registered events), or stage your own. Any orienteering-related activity counts, and it doesn’t need to be a complex activity with lots of expensive kit.

Scottish Orienteering, supported by sportscotland, has put together a couple of simple, 'low-tech' activities that you can run in school on 23rd May:

  • Cone Grids (also great for learning colours and direction in Gaelic!)
  • Maze Challenge (great for choosing routes and making decisions – speed is not always best!)

Register your activity on the World Orienteering Day website to make sure everyone is counted. The site also has free promotional materials to download, including posters, bibs and certificates for participants - see worldorienteeringday.com/#organise-an-event 

Remember to share your achievements! Post images of your event to our Facebook page: facebook.com/scottish.orienteering

or Twitter: twitter.com/Scottish_o

#WODScotland  ~  #WorldOrienteeringDay  ~  #YOYP2018  ~  #ScotlandIsNow

Downloadable Documents

Invite to participate in WOD Scotland

WOD 2018 Activity 1: Cones Grids

WOD 2018 Activity 2: Maze Challenge

WOD Maze Pairs A-B

WOD Maze Pairs C-D

Images

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World Orienteering Day logo

World Orienteering Day logo (Full size)

WOD in Braemar, 2017

WOD in Braemar, 2017 (Full size)

...in Tayside...

...in Tayside... (Full size)

(Tayside again)

(Tayside again) (Full size)

...in Inverness...

...in Inverness... (Full size)

...in Melrose...

...in Melrose... (Full size)

...and even in St Kilda!

...and even in St Kilda! (Full size)

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by Sarah Hobbs