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Orienteering Weekend/Merit Badge - Camp Finley Albright

Orienteering Weekend/Merit Badge - Camp Finley Albright
11031 Trents Bridge Road
Chesterfield, VA 23838, US
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Central Virginia Orienteering Club                                                          

What:  Orienteering Weekend at Albright Scout Camp

Where:  11031 Trents Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA  23838

When:  Saturday March 10, 2018          Rain or Shine

Description:   The Central Virginia Orienteering Club (CVOC) is presenting an orienteering weekend in conjunction with Albright Scout Camp.  CVOC members, Scouts and the public are welcome.  No experience is necessary and instruction relative to compass and map basics can be provided. 

The event is primarily directed at Scouts that need to complete a one mile orienteering course, requiring measuring height and/or distance, for First Class rank; and those Scouts that want to complete requirements 1 through 7a,b of the Orienteering merit badge.  The merit badge will be instructed as “Teach and Test”, where the Scout will be exposed to concepts and then have to explain or demonstrate the concepts as appropriate.  Participants will have the opportunity to navigate orienteering courses consisting of approximately 8 to 16 control points, depending on the level of difficulty.

Time:   For participants only doing courses:  Scout floating start 9:30 am to 2 pm;
              Public floating start 12 pm – 2 pm.  All participants back by 4 pm.

            For Scouts working on Orienteering Merit Badge:  Class starts at 9:00 am
              9:00 - 10:30  Classroom

10:30 – 11:30 Navigate first course

11:30 - 11:45   Lunch

11:45 - 1:00     Classroom

1:00 - 2:00       Navigate second course


There will only be one session.   Pre-registration for the class is required!

Cost:  Free for Scouts and Adult Leaders;  public $5/first map, additional course maps free.

Format:  There will be five courses:

  1. White A (Beginner) approximately 1.8k

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    Yellow (Beginner/Intermediate) approximately 3.2k

  3. Orange (Intermediate) approximately 4.5k

  4. Green or Brown (Advanced) approximately 5.5 to 7k


  1. Allow five hours to complete requirements 1 – 7a, b of the merit badge.

  2. If a Scout only wants to complete the orienteering requirement for First Class Rank, allow two hours.

  3. If a Scout has not completed Requirement 1 and 2 for First Class Rank, these requirements can be included as part of item (1) above.

  4. No Scout will be allowed to compete solo without the approval of their Scoutmaster and Course Director.

Prerequisites:  All Scouts should have a compass, whistle and water while on a course.  Scouts attending the merit badge workshop should prepare by reviewing Chapter 11 of the Scout Handbook (and bring their handbook for reference) and if possible the Orienteering merit badge book.  Scouts wanting credit for the merit badge requirements must bring a “blue card”.   An orienteering compass is strongly recommended, although we will have some to loan.  Copies of the Orienteering merit badge worksheet ( or notebook and pencil might be helpful. 

For more information or to pre-register for the merit badge class, contact Kevin Kessler via e-mail ( or phone 434-532-5563

To find out about monthly local orienteering events, go to the CVOC web page.

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