Description: Use a topographic map and compass to find flags in a land navigation excercise
Where: Boyce Park, Plum Borough, PA
When: Sunday, September 18, 2011; sign-in 11 AM – 2 PM
Boyce Park (Patrol shelter, follow directions to west side) Plum Borough, Pa, 15239
Once you enter the park, bear right at the first intersection and follow it until you see the orienteering banner (watch for the big orange and white sign). We are at the Patrol shelter.
What is Orienteering? Orienteering is a competitive form of land navigation. It is for all ages and degrees of fitness and skill, and all-weather. It provides the suspense and excitement of a treasure hunt. The object of orienteering is to locate control points by using a map and compass to navigate through the woods.
What to bring? All you will need to bring is a compass (if you do not have one, we can loan you one) and appropriate footwear to walk in the woods.
Event Details: The courses offered at Boyce Park will include Cross Country courses for beginner and advanced beginner, intermediate and experienced orienteers. Cross country courses involve finding a series of control flags in a pre-specified sequence. Come early if you plan to do more than one course.
Sign In 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Must Finish the course by 3:30 pm
Instruction for novices: Available on site
Cost: FREE to first-timers and newbies as part of a promotion to introduce the international sport of Orienteering to folks that have never done this before. All others: $5.00 per map (family or group can share one map if they wish)
Questions: Contact Jim Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check our website, www.wpoc.org for complete details and driving directions for this event and the entire WPOC schedule of event