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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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April 2019

Course Design Workshop

April 6, 2019 @ 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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  • Information specific to an event can be obtained by contacting the Event Director.
  • On-line registration is required for all events.
  • For safety reasons, it is suggested that all participants carry a whistle.
  • For forest events it is suggested that leg coverings be worn.
  • Entry fees are $5 for members of any orienteering club. Non-members are always welcome and pay $10. Some special events may charge more.
  • When registering for an event, members utilize a coupon code to get the member rate. At the beginning of the season this code is emailed to all members of BFLO and ROC. Members of other clubs should contact the event director for the code.
  • Juniors, those from 12-20 years of age, pay the member rate.
  • Children, from 0-11 years of age, do not have to pay a fee but they must be registered and their waiver must be signed by a parent. The coupon code to eliminate the fee will be noted in the online registration form.
  • Adult supervised groups of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts pay the member rate.
  • A limited number of compasses are available to borrow with advance notice.
  • Groups are welcome. A “group” is defined as 2 or more people who start together, stay together, finish together, and receive one score. Indicate you are participating in a group as you register. It is recommended that groups not exceed 4 people. If your group has more than 4 people in it, please contact the Event Director before registering. All members of a group must register and pay the appropriate fee.
  • Events are held rain or shine. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • Some events have an instructional component. At events without formal instruction, there will be someone to provide a briefing for newcomers.
  • WAIVER POLICY: All participants must sign a waiver as a part of the online registration process. Parents must sign for their minor children.