Central Texas Spring-O, Sat March 24, 2018
Spring Orienteering Meet for Scouts @ Taylor Park

ALL Scouts, ALL Ages are welcome.  Scouters can run the courses as well!

  • Fun Orienteering Meet
  • Choose from three course difficulties: beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate courses
  • Orienteering Merit Badge Clinic
  • Beginner Instruction that includes some Navigation advancement requirements for Webelos and Venturers
  • Flyer to share with your scouts


Preliminary Event Schedule:

7:00am – 9:00am  Check-in (get your map, event patch and start-time)
9:00am – 11:00am     Merit Badge Clinic and Venturer/Webelos Instruction (location)
10:00am – 10:30am  Beginner Instruction  (location)
11:00am – 2:00pm  Lunch (on your own)
12:00pm  Spring-O (Point-to-Point) – 1st Start time
4:30pm  Awards
5:30pm  Dinner (on your own)
7:30pm Assemble for Night-O
8:00pm – 8:45pm Night-O (Score-O)

This is preliminary and will likely see some changes as we approach the event date.

The main event is the Spring O Point-to-Point orienteering race during the day (see below).  The Night-O is added for extra fun for Orienteers that stay later and to help Scouts get in another Course toward their Orienteering Merit Badge.

Learn more about Orienteering and other local events:  http://austinoc.com/Orienteering

Answers to FAQs

  • Who is invited?  All scouting organizations.
  • Camping is OPTIONAL, more details will be available soon and available first come, first served.
  • There is no food service.  There will be water available to fill your own bottles but you need to come prepared with your own food and/or snacks.
  • What is a Point-to-Point?  An Orienteering event where 8-12 control points must be navigated to (in order) and punch-card punched to show evidence that you found each point.  Our 2018 Spring-O courses will range from 1 to 3 miles.  You can go at your own pace just for fun, or run as fast as you can and compete for the best time in your class (and a medal or ribbon to prove it!)
  • What is a Score-O?  An Orienteering event where participants search for as many control points as they can (worth varying points) within a time limit.  Participants should consider the point value and think about how they can maximize their points in the short timeframe.  Our Score-O will be 45 minutes.