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Orienteering is an activity involving an individual or group navigating between points using their map reading and compass skills.

Who is it suitable for?
Orienteering can be adapted for all ages and even Beavers could take part by using a string course and later teaching them to read simple maps so that they can progress onto more complex courses.

Additional Information
British Orienteering run a range of taster events as well as events for those who fancy a bit of competition and to develop their skills, check out what is available in your area at the Go Orienteering area of their website.

Badge Links
Scouts Adventure Challenge Award, Orienteer Activity Badge

How to run/provide orienteering

There are 2 ways of running Orienteering in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running orienteering yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running orienteering using an external provider

Useful links

The National Governing Body for orienteering is:

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