EckOCares update

Posted: Tue 12 May 2020

We are now well into May and although we can get out more than once a day now, lockdown is set to continue so make the most of some options coming up - some need to be signed up to by today...

Closing Date TODAY Tuesday 12th May 1pm for World Orienteering Days

Chris Smithard (Masterplan and FVO) is being supported by the IOF(International Orienteering Federation) to run a FREE lockdown event to celebrate World Orienteering Day ( days). Closing for entries is TODAY May 12th 1pm so share this as soon as you can! This is the link to enter and more information is on this site Share it to scout groups, guide groups, youth groups, active schools etc.Lots of fun to be had virtually.

Planning Workshop Saturday 16th May 10am

This Saturday for those wanting to gain confidence and improve on their planning skills. Join Iain Embury from Interlopers for an online workshop , run over two sessions, with the first on 16 May 10am-11:30am. Interested? Email denise@scottish-orienteering by Wednesday latest. Pre-course information will be sent out Thursday latest.
The course will look at essentials from the use of the software, role of planner, creating courses, course design and components, putting courses together, discussing good elements of course legs, practicing and reviewing in a non-critical way. It is an informal sharing workshop open to interested members.This Saturday for those wanting to improve or get started planning.

Map Run Workshop Tuesday 19th May 7pm

British Orienteering webinar is today and then next Tuesday Sarah Dunn is running a workshop Tuesday 19th May. This workshop will build on the BOF webinar being held on Tues 12th May to share ideas and experiences from using the app and to help trouble-shoot where anyone has had problems.Please sign up here by Sun 17th May:

Grace Molloy - Encouraging juniors - Wed - 27th May 7pm

Grace Molloy will share some of her experiences of orienteering as a junior and what encourages juniors as well as posing some questions for clubs.SIgn up here. We will send out a link to Zoom near the time with information on how to use Zoom if it is your first time doing so.

Volunteer awards in June

Remember to nominate people for the different awards through this link by 29th MayThere are 3 awards. 1. Young orienteer of the year. This award is presented to a member 21 years and under who has shown considerable contribution to the sport and their club. 2. Presidents medal. The President’s Medal is awarded annually to a volunteer who has contributed or achieved something exceptional in the last year or over recent years. This may be a club- or sport-related contribution, or athletic achievement. 3. The final one is Volunteer of the year. To be featured during National Volunteer Week 1-7 June 2020 this is a chance to celebrate our members who ensure events and coaching happen regularly, who support our clubs’ growth and who offer their valued expertise at the board and within their club committees.During Volunteers’ Week the SOA website will feature nominated members each day for the entire week. Anyone from a club can nominate.
Finally. Well done to Graham Gristwood FVO for winning the Walsh trophy for the best urban sprint map and to FVO for winning the British Orienteering Club of the year.