What’s what in Scottish Junior Orienteering

Posted: Sun 8 Nov 2015

If you are keen, there are lots of opportunities to take your orienteering further. Below is a summary of the main options

Moray and Highland Junior Championships

Usually June every year, any junior can enter regardless of experience. Advertised through the club, but families to organise travel and entries.

Scottish Schools Championships

Usually first Friday in June every year. 2016 in Deeside. Schools encouraged to put teams together. P5 – S6. There are team trophies for each course worked out from the total time of the best three from the school. Overall Schools Trophies, Primary and Secondary, go to the school with the most runners within twice the winners time.
Scottish Schools Orienteering Association website

Jamie Stevenson Trophy

BASOC are very keen to make this a big trip for club juniors! Let’s put BASOC juniors on the map. A friendly event that allows juniors to compete at a level they’re comfortable at.
Jamie Stevenson trophy rules and guidelines

Junior Inter Areas

Every Autumn, compete for the North! It isn’t necessary to be selected to take part, the club will let you know nearer the time and advise on the course to run.

Competitions and squads you can aim for selection for

ScotJOS, Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad

Aim high! Age 13 – 18. To be in a chance of being selected for the squad and having a whole host of exciting opportunities open up to you, you need to travel to at least 3 Scottish O League events and 1 championship (e.g. Scottish Championships).
Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad membership selection policy

Junior Inter Regional Championships and Junior Home Internationals

A chance to compete for Scotland, see www.scottish-orienteering.org/scotjos for more information on selection policy.

World Schools Orienteering Championships

Every other year, selected from Scottish Schools and another designated competition. Spaces up for grabs as individuals or teams (14 – 17 years old).

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