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  • Good turnout at Pommy 7 individuals and 8 groups (32 warm bodies) including 2 new families participated in lovely sunny conditions in Waggaroos last event at Pomingalarna. The forest was resplendent and many kangaroos ...
    Posted 11 Aug 2020, 16:36 by Alex Davey
  • Local orienteering returns Waggaroos resumed competitive orienteering on a superb winter's day last Sunday with an event at Rocky Hill, Kooringal, albeit with several changes to the usual event protocols to ensure ...
    Posted 19 Jul 2020, 03:36 by Alex Davey
  • Waggaroos to resume local orienteering competitions! Yes ….we are resuming competitive orienteering…..although it needs to be a little different to comply with existing Government Orders and ONSW Policy.The principles of the revised operating protocols ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2020, 03:20 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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