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  • 2019 calendar now online Waggaroos 2019 event Calendar has been finalised and is now available to view and download from the the main menu on our Home page.  The calendar includes dates and locations ...
    Posted 15 Jan 2019, 00:57 by Alex Davey
  • Storms almost curtail Turvey Park Late Spring storms sweeping across Wagga Wagga meant our first Street and Park event was almost a non-event. Thunder, hail and driving rain across Wagga dissuaded most from attending ...
    Posted 23 Nov 2018, 02:17 by Alex Davey
  • Final bush event for 2018 Ed McDougall and Alex Davey had good wins at the final Waggaroos bush orienteering event for 2018 in the Murraguldrie State Forest last Sunday. All courses included a number of ...
    Posted 29 Oct 2018, 03:05 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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