This years April O meet is going to be held on a brand new map. Kevin Minton is directing another great meet in another great park. David Fisher spent last summer creating a real gem of a map. Come check out what’s going to be really fun and new courses.
We are using EPunch at this meet and will have multiple courses based on length and difficulty.
Registration starts at 9 am with first starts to follow shortly after. Courses will close at 1 pm.
See you Saturday
John Smerek Memorial Scout Orienteering Festival
EVENT: Scout Orienteering Festival for Cub, Boy, Brownie, Girl, Venture Scouts, and Scouters
DATE: Saturday, March 30, 2019
LOCATION: Beaumont Scout Reservation
TIME: 8:30 AM to Noon
MEET DIRECTOR: David Fisher
REGISTRATION: Emerson Conference Center Area from 8:30-10am
No advanced registration is required. We just ask that you send an estimated
attendance to David Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 19, so we
know how many to expect.
$5.00 per scout or adult. (The
cost includes the map.)
COURSES: The format for the scout competition course will be a SCORE ORIENTEERING format with 30 controls. Each control has a point value from 5-30 points, depending on its location and difficulty. There is a 60-minute time limit with a 10 point penalty for each minute over the time limit. There will be 6 mass starts every 15 minutes from 9:15 am to 10:30 am.
A non-competitive beginner’s (Map Hike) course will also be available for cub scouts, first time orienteers, recreational use and
for scouts that need a course that meets the first class navigation requirement.
PATCHES & SEGMENTS:
Festival Patch and 2018 Segment $4.00
Festival Patch alone $3.00
Segment alone $1.50
Come join SLOC as Gary Thompson sets one of his trademark Score-O. Time limit is 2 hours to find as many of those wonderful orange and white controls in the woods as possible. But don’t be late getting back, there’ll be a penalty.
Also offered will be Yellow and White O courses which will ensure there is something for absolutely everyone. The woods are wonderful this time of year and if you haven’t been to Meramec its a real treat.
Registration starts at 9 am at shelter #3. Courses close at 1 pm.
Don’t forget to purchase your 2019 Family Membership either through our website or at the event. For $50 your family is covered for all meets for the year. Individual meet fee is once again $20 for 2019.
Join us for the annual meet at Babler State Park
Yvonne will host once again for a great time in one of our finest parks in the St. Louis area.
We’ll be in the lower level of the Babler Visitor Center. The building opens at 8:30am and Registration starts at 9am. There will be four course options available to choose from: White, Orange, Green and Red.
We will be using e-punch. Feel free to bring your own e-punch stick, or we’ll have some you can borrow. See you there!
Hey all – you gotta get out to this one. SLOC returns to Hawn State Park after a 5 year layoff. Kevin Minton leads us there with a red/orange/white course options.
Sunday, November 25th
11:00 registration and 12pm start (2 min intervals).
Here’s a chance to get a look at Castlewood from an unusual perspective and then relax and have fun at the party. The course will challenge your strategic skills, as the controls will be all over the map with a couple of decision points of major consequence.
Location (Start and Parking): Castlewood State Park, 1401 Kiefer Creek Road, Ballwin, MO 63021 at Shelter #1, across from gazebo and rest room at trail head lot (follow signs)
When: Sunday, October 28, Registration beginning 11am, Mass Start 12pm.
Format: 1 hour Score O (May be done as a Bike O with finish access by paved road)
The course begins in the main valley and ends near the stairs down to the railroad tracks. After finishing, you will be directed to the party at Rudy’s new digs (e.g.bnb2b) about 100 yards walk away. (no metal spikes please). A simple but satisfying repast with sustainably grown foods, wine, beer and sparkling juices and water will be provided.
There will be a costume contest with a wild animal theme judged by the honorable Yvonne. The costume should be worn on the run!
When you are rested and refreshed, a cool down jog/walk back to your cars down below will prime you for your next training day.
Thanks in advance for those of you who have offered to help with course design, map checking and vetting, etc.
Orienteer Kansas and Possum Trot Orienteering Club invite you to attend the Possum Trot XIX weekend in Kansas City on Nov 17-18, 2018.
Saturday will feature a sprint course hosted by Orienteer Kansas.
Sunday will feature the famous Possum Trot, a long “goat” event hosted by Possum Trot O Club.
Further details will be updated on this page as they become available:
David Frei and Mary Piper – 24:56
Jeff Ryan – 24:07
Matt Scheerer – 25:35
Mickey Boianoff – 26:13
Kevin Minton – 31:37
Dave Hagen – 31:40
Rudy Schwarz – 32:20
Brent Suydam – 35:15
Jim Avery – 35:40
Gabriel Sison – 37:52
David Welsh – 40:20
Lisa McNurty – 42:54
Robert Bart/Amy Bart – 58:18
Tristan Beache/Heather Zanitsch – 1:06:13
Nicole Bruemmer/Melissa Hillery – 1:07:32
Dave, Shannon and Jack Beattie – 31:52 (1 lap)
Immediately following the Laumeier meet is a Board Meeting for the club. At this club we will hold elections for two new board positions including the office of the president of the board. All members are welcome to attend and vote. If you are interested in joining the board and have questions about what that entails, please contact any of our board members.