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Orienteering

If given a set of coordinates, a map of the area and a compass, could you and a team make your way to a series of checkpoints (called controls) and then to a finish point? Orienteering is a fun activity to do with friends. You can work as a team or compete against one another by racing while making your way through the controls. It’s a fantastic way to get some exercise while exerting brain power and having heaps of fun!

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Plan

  • Where will you take part in this adventure?
  • Who will put up the controls? Who knows the area?
  • Is there already an established orienteering area where competitions are held?
  • What equipment will you need? Consider weather conditions and the terrain type in the area for the adventure.

Do

  • Go out with your team and enjoy your orienteering adventure!

Review

  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • How did you feel before, during and after this adventure?
  • If you chose to compete against one another, how did the race aspect change the adventure?
  • If you were to try orienteering again, what would you do differently?
  • How did you work with others as a team on this adventure?

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