Technical info

For competitors:
how to use Emit brikkes
Age Classes explained
Jargon Buster
O map and Controls Description symbols explained plus 2017 update

For Planners:
GRAMP control number availability
master maps – how to access our stash of Ocad maps
planning guidelines and links to BOF advice and rules
planning software – Condes and Purple Pen

For Organisers:
GRAMP Organiser’s Manual and Checklist
Risk Assessment Form and Rescue Plan
post-event report forms
templates for flyers, EOD stubs, non-BOF/SOA insurance form
Early Email Entry and timing software overview
info specific to Summer Series Organisers
(applies to Forest Sprints, Urban Sprints and DNC too)

All GRAMP equipment (apart from laptops) lives with Jonathan Smith. Email him or use this contact form to let him know when you need access to it and he’ll tell you how to get into the shed and lend you a hand fetching things out.

For Controllers:
Controller’s Checklist

For Computing:
SportSoftware OE2010 Timing Software
Early Email Entry system
Emit Backup Card pin layout

Officials’ expenses claim form

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UPCOMING EVENTS (click series or event names for details link)

NB We can now attend events outwith local area but still need to be SOA/BOF members

WED 19/5 to 18/8 See Summer Series page for this year’s venues.
30/6 Scolty
7/7 Tollohill
14/7 Mulloch
21/7 Glen Dye
(break for 6 Days)
11/8 Tyrebagger
18/8 Templars Park

25-27/6 Mor MTBO w/e
21/8 Mor club champs Roseisle may be open to others?
28/8 BASOC Local TBC

1/8 Scottish 6 Days starts one way or another hopefully, through to 7/8

You can join the Mobile O revolution  and download the MapRun app and have a go at some local courses using your phone to time yourself and even navigate with. Visit our MapRun page for instructions and a list of maps.
Or do one of our Temporary Orienteering Courses if we’ve got one out at the moment – see the TOC post for info.

SOA events calendar


Then try a Permanent Orienteering Course in a local forest or park or try one of our Street O maps for a taste of urban O.

Club tops


Scottish Orienteering Association

British Orienteering

British Orienteering

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