Spring 2018 Scout-O – April 14, 2018 (Registration by February 22nd)

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the New England Orienteering Club will sponsor a day of Orienteering for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Venture Scouts, and WEBELOS Cub Scouts at the Hale Reservation, Westwood, MA.

During the Scout-O, we will learn and practice map and compass skills as well as work on orienteering related badge requirements. Boy Scouts can complete First Class requirement #2 (orienteering) and several of requirements for the Orienteering Merit Badge.

The cost to attend is $7.00 which covers maps and materials necessary for participation.

If interested, please complete the NE Orienteering Club Liability Waiver Form and the Troop 4 permission slip. Please drop both slips and your payment (checks payable to Troop 4) into the Scribe Box no later than the February 22nd Troop meeting. We will register and pay as a Troop.  The actual pre-registration deadline is March 25th; however, the Troop will register a few weeks prior because enrollment is limited and the organizers expect the event to be filled to capacity.

The actual time slots will be determined when we register. We will be shooting for the 9:30 AM slot and will plan to meet at Saint Mary’s at 8:00 AM for an 8:15 departure. We should return to Saint Mary’s by 3:30 PM. Scouts will need to pack a lunch and a day pack (2 Nalgene water bottles, rain gear, sun screen, etc.)

Additional Information is available on the NE Orienteering website: