9th Annual NCAC Scout Orienteering Meet
Little Bennett Regional Park
You can download a flyer with additional details here.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED -- Please be aware that your unit must register online to take part in this event. There is no walk in registration for any unit or scout. Adjustments to the number of members from a unit can be made on the day of the event, but refunds may not be given. A unit is defined as at least two scouts and two adult leaders.
Summary: This event
is open to all Boy Scout Troops, Girl Scout units (ages 10 and up) and
Venturing Crews. Scouts will be paired up and compete for awards to be
presented to the first 15 places in each event. The morning sessions will
include: instruction in Orienteering for Scouts new to the sport, competitions
in one of four levels of orienteering courses, and a map skill-building event.
Each Scout pair will have an opportunity to choose two events in the morning. Although
we are offering instruction, we strongly recommend instruct take place at a
unit level so you can ensure the use of Teaching EDGE instruction that we are
unable to provide. Competition will be broken into two age groups, under 14
years of age and Scouts 14 years of age or older. Venturing Crews with members
over 18 years old may be scored as a third grouping to try to ensure fairness. After
a brief break at 1pm, the afternoon event will be a 90-minute Orienteering
score course. The event will be completed with awards from the morning events
Cost is $9 per youth and includes an event patch for all youth participants. Adults may purchase patches at cost on the day of the event pending availability.
event is run with volunteers from and supported by the NCAC and has the added
experienced of help from the Quantico Orienteering Club.
system is strictly enforced with all events and adults are not permit "in the
woods” during the competitions.* The morning competition will be on the individual
(scout) pair level and on the unit level. Each troop or crew unit will have a
unit score from this event based on the average of the unit's top five pairs
from that unit.
Camping will be available on both Friday and Saturday nights from the park camping office. Leaders
from individual units need to make arrangements with the Park
by calling (301) 528-3430. Please make sure you advise them that you are
attending the NCAC Orienteering event. Sites A, B & C will be available to
scout units at $25 a site, with each site can accommodate about 6 - 8 people
and two cars. There is overflow parking available. Camping information can be
found at http://www.montgomeryparks.org/enterprise/park_facilities/little_bennett/little_bennett_campground.shtm.
Little Bennett Campground is part of Little Bennett Regional Park, and offers visitors quality wooded campsites and miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails throughout 3,700 acres of forests and meadows. With more than 20 miles of trails to explore, 91 wooded campsites from which to choose, and a variety of weekend activities available for all age groups and interests. Little Bennett Campground and Little Bennett Regional Park are operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and are located in northern Montgomery County, Maryland, 30 miles north of Washington, D.C..
event is restricted to Scout Troops and Venture Crews only:
Because of the large volume of Scouts attending this event and the level of competition,
we cannot accommodate Cub Scouts or Webelos at this event. The youth must be registered member of a Troop, Team, Ship or Crew.