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  • 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 by Alex Davey
  • Lachlan Billett stars in Junior Schools Relay team Waggaroos up and coming junior, Lachlan Billett, has combined in a NSW team with Sydney's Ewan Shingler and Newcastle's Alvin Craig (see photo) to come a very close ...
    Posted 30 Sep 2016, 03:42 by Alex Davey
  • Another event cancellation: Livingstone 9th October Due to the continuing wet weather (our wettest September on record), National Parks has advised that Livingstone NP is still closed so the scheduled event on 9th October has had ...
    Posted 30 Sep 2016, 03:18 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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