What’s what in Scottish Junior Orienteering
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).