O'bryant NJROTC cadets have the opportunity to participate on our Orienteering Team which goes on weekend field trips to Orienteering meets set up by the New England Orienteering Club (NEOC) linked here: NEOC site
What is it?
Orienteering meets are a chance for cadets to work together in small groups practicing their leadership skills, as well as bond with each other and have fun. Meets are first-time friendly, no experience is required to join. At the beginning of a meet, cadets split into groups and receive compasses, safety whistles (as well as headlamps and flashlights for nighttime meets), and a map with the points they need to find marked. Cadets can pick courses that are right for their skill level and chaperones go with inexperienced cadets. from there, the cadets go into the woods and must figure out how to reach every point marked on their map. the group that finishes the course in the least amount of time wins.
What's it like?
Team Millie finds checkpoint #6 of 12 on Noanet Pond course
Fall meet #3 group photo at Noanet Pond
Example map: Hard, with timing chip bottom left and compass aligned to contour lines.
Example map easy with the legend in the bottom left and compass aligned on contour lines.
Cadets Ramos and Johnson pose with maps and a compass near Noanet Pond