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September 2018

Intermediate Training at Sprague Brook Park : Pre-registration required

September 22, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am
Sprague Brook Park, 9674 Foote Rd
Glenwood, NY 14069 United States
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The intermediate training session on Saturday, September 22, 2018 will concentrate on teaching those skills that are necessary to progress from the Yellow to the Orange Course and beyond. These skills include pace counting, compass bearings, attack points, using handrails and catching features, contour interpretation, and map simplification. The session will be held from 10 AM to 1 PM at Sprague Brook Park. Follow signs from the park entrance to the meeting place. The session is free but participants must…

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October 2018

Sprint Course: Schoellkopf Scout Camp

October 6, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 6:00 am
Schoellokopf Scout Camp, 1373 Burroughs Rd
Cowlesville, NY 14037 United States
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$5 - $10

A regular Orienteering event featuring a Sprint course.  Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors. Registration is from 9:30 - 10:00 am. Start time for the sprint is 10:00 am. Beginner instruction is available upon request. Questions? Email the Meet Director: Peter Weber, or call him at (716) 634-7021. $10 fee ($5 members and scouts) includes 5-color park map and event entry. If you'd like to participate in the meet that follows the sprint you do not need to…

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Schoellkopf Scout Camp – Score O

October 6, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 7:00 am
Schoellokopf Scout Camp, 1373 Burroughs Rd
Cowlesville, NY 14037 United States
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$5 - $10

This is a Score-O lasting 180 minutes. Numerous controls are placed over a large area. Locate as many you desire in any order within the time limit. It's a great format for hard-core competitors who might finish in less than two hours and for casual hikers who will enjoy the extra time. Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors. Registration is from 10:30 - 11:00 am. Start time for the Score-O event 11:00 am.  Beginner instruction is available upon…

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Score-O: Hunters Creek Park (Sergeant Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park)

October 20, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 7:00 am
Hunters Creek Park, 11770Centerline Rd
East Aurora, NY 10452 United States
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$5 - $10

This is a Score-O lasting 180 minutes. Numerous controls are placed over a large area. Locate as many you desire in any order within the time limit. It's a great format for hard-core competitors who might finish in less than two hours and for casual hikers who will enjoy the extra time. Map scale is 1:10,000 and in 5 colors. Register 10:30 am-11:00 am. Starting time is 11:00am. Meet at the Centerline Rd entrance to the park.  Hunters Creek Park…

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April 2019

Course Design Workshop

April 6 @ 5:30 am - 8:30 am
Hyatt’s All Things Creative, 1941 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, United States

This workshop is for anyone interested in learning how to design an orienteering course and/or use the Purple Pen software.  See all the details below and be sure to register if you are interested. The workshop is open to club members.  Information on joining the club can be found here. 9:45 Arrive 10:00 – 11:15 Part One: Principles of Course Design 11:15 – 11:30 Break 11:30 – 12:45 Part Two: Using Purple Pen to Layout Courses on the Map Participants…

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Annual Meeting & O-Event

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Emery Park, 2084 Emery Rd
South Wales, NY 14139 United States

Join us at the Fieldhouse in Emery Park for a general meeting.  The general membership meeting will include some club news, recognition of map hike completions and a review of the upcoming season. The format will allow you to meet some club members, take a look at orienteering maps and participate in an orienteering activity.  It’s a great opportunity to see what the club offers. The festivities start at noon.  There will be signs to find your way to the…

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May 2019

Cherry Blossom Challenge

May 5 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Delaware Park by the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States

A fun orienteering event celebrating spring in one of Buffalo’s renowned Olmsted parks.  A choice of three courses around Delaware Park including the History Museum, Hoyt Lake, Marcy Casino, Rose Garden, Rumsey Woods, Mirror Lake and the Japanese Garden. All courses are easy in terms of difficulty. The only difference is the length: Easy Short is 2.6 km. Easy Medium is 3.1 km, Easy Long is 4.4 km. Register and start at 11:00 am near the Buffalo History Museum on…

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Knox Farm 5 Mile Trail Run

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY 14052 United States

No orienteering,  just a trail run around the beautiful grounds of Knox Farm State Park. Register near the main entrance parking lot off Route 16, from 5:30 pm-6:15 pm. No T-shirt, just running. Starting time for the race is 6:30 pm. Pizza and drinks afterwards, with entry. Entry fee $10 pre-registration OR day of race. To pre-register complete this form and mail it in. Questions about the event? Email the Meet Director: Patricia Lyons, or call her at (716) 652-8727.…

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Chestnut Ridge Learn & Practice

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States

The day starts at 10:00 am with a 60-minute non-competitive training, learning and educational event for any experience level, for walkers or runners, individuals or families, all ages, featuring a practice course and experienced instructors. Follow the signs to Registration at Shelter #21, just inside the Newton Road entrance. Questions? Email the Meet Director Linc Blaisdell, or call him at (716) 479-9431. $10 fee includes instruction, 5-color park map and entry into the white course in the regular meet that…

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Chestnut Ridge 3-Course Meet

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Chestnut Ridge Park – Newton Entrance, 6317 Newton Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States

A regular Orienteering event featuring White (Beginner), Yellow/Orange (Advanced Beginner), and Red (Accomplished) courses. All events are for any experience level, walkers or runners. Register 10:30 am-11:45 am. Starting times for all the orienteering courses are 11:00 am-Noon. Meet at picnic shelter #21, just inside the Newton Road entrance.  $10 fee ($5 members) includes 5-color park map and entry into your choice of the 3 courses. Questions? Email the Meet Director: Henry Davis, or call him at (716) 868-3593. Asst.…

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  • Information about a specific meet or directions can be obtained by contacting the meet director by phone or email.
  • All participants are required to sign a release waiver.
    Participants under the age of 18 are required to have a waiver signature by a parent. If your parent is not coming to the meet, download the waiver form, sign and bring to the meet.
  • Follow the orienteering signs at the park entrance to the meet location.
  • Entry fees for all BFLO meets are $5 for current BFLO members or members of any orienteering club.  The fee is $10 for non-members, except as noted for special meets.
  • Groups are very welcome and are charged the above fees for team leader, plus $5 for each additional individual age 11 and older. All members receive their own map if they desire one.
  • Compass rental fee is $2.
  • Entry fees at all events are at the members’ rates for adult-supervised groups of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
    Events are held rain or shine.