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Introduction

Are you interested in learning to orienteer, or have you been doing it for awhile and want to work on getting better at the fundamentals? You've come to the right place. How are you learning orienteering?

Photo courtesy of Julie Keim


I'm learning by myself or with a few friends.

Basic Orienteering Online


This version accompanies OUSA's orienteering textbook, Discovering Orienteering, and is ideal for mature learners: adults or motivated older kids. Great resource for Scouters offering the Boy Scouts of America Orienteering Merit Badge, as well as for adventure racers preparing to take on the next Eco-Challenge.

Take the course from start to finish and earn a badge and certificate, or pick and choose the parts that are right for you.  

The most challenging part may be finding a club or making your own practice map (instructions included).

Assessments: Navigator's Notebook, Quizzes (high school+)

Cost:

  • Student access to curriculum is free for OUSA members. $15 for non-member juniors, $50 for non-member adults.
  • A copy of Discovering Orienteering: $18 (ebook)/ $42 (paperback) is recommended for students taking quizzes to earn a certificate


OUSA Members: 

1) Go to the login page
2) Enter the email address associated with their OUSA account
3) Click Forgot My Password to set a new password

Help, I'm a member and I can't log in


Non-Members

Join OUSA ($10 Juniors, $35 Adults, $45 Household)

Register as a non-member ($15 Juniors, $50 adults)


I am learning with a club or class.

Blended Basic Orienteering Class


This version is designed for a Level 1 Coach to lead a group of learners through the curriculum using a mix of virtual and in-person resources.

The coach's role:

  • Provide classroom instruction on the content in Discovering Orienteering or assign readings as homework
  • Design and set field exercises for student practice sessions
  • Review quiz results and provide feedback on Navigator's Notebook entries 
  • Award badges and certificates to students who pass the course

Coaches may work remotely if there is someone local available to organize field work (set controls, manage class participation).

Assessments: Coaches select from

  • Field Work
  • Navigator's Notebook
  • Discussion/demonstration of knowledge with a coach or parent
  • Quizzes (collaborative question bank)

Cost:

  • Student access to curriculum is free for OUSA members. $15 for non-member juniors, $50 for non-member adults.
  • If using Discovering Orienteering, $18 (ebook)/ $42 (paperback)
  • Organizations should consider offering coaches compensation for time, expertise, materials, and travel.
  • Organizations may have additional fees for videoconferencing, venue use, etc.


For access to the online resources:

Join OUSA ($10 Juniors, $35 Adults, $45 Household)

Register as a non-member


Help, I'm a member and I can't log in

I want to learn in a weekend seminar.

Zero to Orange

This version is designed for a Level 1 Coach to lead a group of learners through the curriculum using a mix of virtual and in-person resources.

The coach's role:

  • Provide classroom instruction on the content in Discovering Orienteering or assign readings as homework
  • Design and set field exercises for student practice sessions
  • Review quiz results and provide feedback on Coach's Notebook entries 
  • Award badges and certificates to students who pass the course

Assessments: Quizzes (high school +), Field Exercises

Cost:

  • Coach compensation for time, expertise, materials, and travel.
  • Venue (classroom and field work)
  • If using online resources, student access to curriculum is free for OUSA members. $15 for non-member juniors, $50 for non-member adults.
  • If using Discovering Orienteering, $18 (ebook)/ $42 (paperback)


Interested in scheduling a Zero to Orange weekend workshop? Contact the Coaching Instructor Team at coachingadmin@orienteeringusa.org for further information

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