Get ready! Registration opens on thanksgiving and the first 50 registered participants will be entered in a limited raffle for a thumb compass that the winner will get at check in! Surprise!
|Did you know that the Spring-O team shares our orienteering maps to help provide more opportunities for Scouts to have fun orienteering or to work on rank advancement & orienteering merit badge. There is even a section on the website where we share ALL of our merit badge teaching material (best on the web)|
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|Spring-O reg opens on ThanksgivingThe biggest orienteering event in Central Texas is on Mar 2, 2024. Register early for discounted registration and assure a camping spot at Lost Pines. If you just can’t wait, Cub Scouts are invited to the 2023 Cub-O on Nov 4. Contact us if you would like to help here.|
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Spring-O raffle for an Orienteering Thumb Compass (everyone is entered) and only 5 more days for early bird registration.
After midnight on 3/18/23, the early bird registration is over. The event at Lost Pines is coming up quickly, it’s less than 3 weeks away!
Register by end of day THIS SATURDAY to take advantage of early bird .
For the first time we will raffle a thumb compass. thumb compasses are a great convenience when orienteering. See this video to see how easy a thumb compass makes orienting yourself on an orienteering map. It’s less than 90sec long.
All participants in attendance for the afternoon Awards Presentation will be eligible.
Register now for a day filled with Orienteering fun! You’ll be surprised how much fun you can have with a map and compass!
Compass factory in Austin .
These are teaching aids for Orienteering and general navigation skills. I hope you didn’t notice that the needles are not all pointing the same way! (common, these are just demonstration compasses)
These are the BIGGEST teaching compasses you can find on planet Earth (16″ long)
For the first time, we have added a lunch option to the 6th annual Spring-O Orienteering event! You have the option on the registration form to add a hotdog meal that includes one hotdog, chips and Gatorade for $6 each. You can always bring your own lunch of course, but we highly recommend to make it quick and easy, like a sack lunch. The day is loaded with activity so you don’t want to bog yourself down preparing a meal on site. Can’t wait to see you!
Patches and shirt artwork is in. All participants get an event patch, register more than 30days before event to be guaranteed a patch.
Shirts are by advance order only. Order here by 3/17/23 https://www.centraltexasspringo.org/merch/
Attention all Scouts BSA, Cub Scouts, Webelos, Venture Scouts, Girl Scouts, Scouters, JROTC and other Youth Organizations and Orienteering Clubs, we have an activity for you! Join us for the Central Texas Spring-O Orienteering Challenge on April 1 at Lost Pines Scout Reservation.
This event is for 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.
Learn more and register: https://www.centraltexasspringo.org/
If you want to contribute to making the map better, let us know! We are working hard to improve the mapping of vegetation density off-trails so we can place controls in more difficult places for the advanced orienteers.
Field work! Updating the map at Lost Pines Scout Reservation for the Central Texas Spring-O Orienteering Meet. Working hard to better map the vegetation density so we can make the advanced course more challenging.
Beginner courses don’t go too far off trail, but advanced courses need to rely on good vegetation mapping so control points can be placed in more difficult spots. Can’t wait to see you on April 1