Orienteering for Scouts
I gave a short introduction to orienteering to the Telstar Scout troop in Parc-Klose-Groendchen (Kirchberg) on Thursday 23 May. Our daughter is part of the troop.
The scouts were aged between six and eight, and I showed them how to use a compasss, what a feature was, and what to look out for on a map.
I set a five-control course of just over 1km. The Scouts have four groups (or 'lodges') so I set a different route for each of them. They all arrived back within a few minutes of each other.
Afterwards I told them all about our club, and for any of them who are interested to ask their parents to come to one of our events. It was popular with the leaders and I've been asked to do it again next year.
For information I got permission from the Fonds Kirchberg, who also asked me to get permission from Administration de la Nature et des Forêts as well. They both responded within a day to the request.