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  • Summer Series #2, Glenfield Park Alex Davey had a solid win in Event 2 of the Waggaroos Summer Series of Orienteering last Thursday evening. Conducted in Glenfield Park participants had to navigate to specific places ...
    Posted 5 Dec 2016, 02:22 by Alex Davey
  • Summer Series commences Alex and Debbie Davey won their respective classes at the opening of the Waggaroos Summer Series of Orienteering conducted in the Mt Austin – Turvey Park area last Thursday evening. Choosing ...
    Posted 27 Nov 2016, 03:40 by Alex Davey
  • Waggaroos 2016 bush season ends Waggaroos juniors all did very well at Waggaroos final bush event for 2016, conducted at Willan's Hill last Sunday. Starting from the Museum in Lord Baden Powell Drive, the ...
    Posted 26 Oct 2016, 02:07 by Alex Davey
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What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a sport, which combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills. It involves navigating though the bush, parks or streets with the aid of a specially produced map and orienteering compass, with the aim being to locate checkpoints (controls) on various natural and man-made features along the way, such as a boulder, track junction, bench seat or street lamp. Controls are generally represented by distinctive orange and white flags (pictured).

The skill in orienteering is in choosing the best route between controls — while beginners' courses may not offer choice, as you progress you will learn to decide between options — perhaps over a hill or a longer route which goes round it. It is this stimulating mental challenge as well as the physical activity that makes orienteering so popular. Each event may have a number of courses of differing lengths and levels of difficulty occurring at the same time.

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