When is the next Central Texas Spring-O?

Saturday April 1, 2023
@ Lost Pines Scout Reservation

What is Orienteering?

The Spring-O is the BIGGEST Orienteering event in Central Texas!

Who is Invited?

All Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Webelos, Venture Scouts, Girl Scouts, Scouters, JROTC and other Youth Organizations and Orienteering Clubs

This event is for all scouts, all ages. Adults can compete too!  10 and under must be on the course with an adult. This is not a drop off event. Each group of scouts should have adult leadership present.

This is the most fun you’ll EVER have (with a map and compass).

Courses Offered:

Point-To-Point: The main event of the Spring-O. A timed race where runners go through a series of checkpoints as they race through the woods to the finish line. Different courses to suit beginners to advanced.

Warm-up: As part of check-in, you’ll receive a welcome packet. In that packet is a map of the immediate area with 8 control points for you to find. This is not timed or scored.

Maze-O: follow a map, racing through a short maze and visit each control point in order. There will be two courses and since this is free time activity, you’re welcome to run the mazes more than once to move your time up the leader board!

Zig-Zag Compass Challenge: practice (or learn) how to use your compass to follow bearings on a short zig-zag course collecting the codes along the way. Do it for time or just for fun. Free time activity.

Night-O: For Orienteers that stay later, this is a Score-O where the controls have reflective tape for night-time fun. Race for the most points within the time limit.

Courses Levels for the Point-to-Point Race:

White: Easiest — for beginners, especially families with young children. Length: 2-3 km

Yellow: Easy — for experienced beginners, e.g. adults or teens with outdoor experience. Length: 3-5 km

Orange: Intermediate — a mix of easy and more challenging control points. Length: 4.5-7 km

Green: Advanced, medium length — difficult navigation, moderate physical challenge. Length: 4-7 km