The schedule for December and January is detailed below.
Usually, Tuesday=O training starts at 6:30pm (arrive a bit earlier for a briefing) and finishes at 7:30pm. It will be DayO on 26th December 2023 and 2nd January 2024. Everyone is welcome to join us for Tuesday=O.
BASOC suggest a 'donation' to help with the costs of running these sessions (for some sessions there will be a fee). Pay in cash on the night or request details for paying by BACS.
BASOC members = £2 adult, £1 junior / student with non-BASOC members = £3 adult, £2 junior / student; if you request a map printed for you, then please add £1 to these costs.
All enquiries to Lynne Walker via Contacts page
There is no BASOC Tuesday=O training on 12th and 19th December (due to NNC events and folks being quite busy at this time of year).
Tuesday 26th December 2023: training will be in daylight! Everyone (BASOC and non-BASOC) are welcome to join us.
There will be a Festive Fun O at Kylintra / Church Wood in Grantown, followed by a social (bring your sandwiches) with chat, games etc. Timing is detailed below with full details in the 'Participant notes Dec 26 2023'PDF in the Google Drive folder mentioned below:
10:45am : arrive for the activity briefing in the Wheatley Hall.
11am: activity mass start
12 noon: activity end with control collection
Social 'bring your sandwich' lunch and indoor games / chat.
1:30pm: head home
Details are in this Google Drive folder - a map to print off and 'Participant notes Dec 26 2023', please make sure you read through these notes. Brush up your Festive knowledge for the orienteering with a twist!
Please email Lynne by 9am on 26th December 2023 to say if you are coming along – this will allow for the required preparation to be done (clue sheets printed out, mince pies purchased, etc).
Tuesday 2nd January 2024: training will be in daylight, probably at Dunachton / Kincraig. Meeting time 11:30am with training finished by 12:30pm (provisional). Everyone (BASOC and non-BASOC) are welcome to join us.
Tuesday 9th and 16th January: DarkO training, probably Dunachton / Kincraig. Training will be at 6:30pm to 7:30pm - so you need a head torch and having a small spare is a good idea. BASOC has three headtorches which are available for members to borrow - please contact Hilary if you are interested in this.
Tuesday 23rd and 30th January - no BASOC Tuesday=O due to NNC events.
Important safety and Covid related information
Please bring your own "comfort kit" - midge repellent, tick remover, sticking plasters and anything else that you might occasionally borrow from others. First aid will be provided only in extreme circumstances. Please also ensure you have with you any necessary medication.
You should not attend the training if you are showing any symptoms of Covid 19. The training will be managed to take account of Scottish Government & SOA guidelines.
Tuesday=O volunteers needed!
Suzanne is taking on the task of finding volunteers to lead activities throughout the year including the regular Tuesday evening training sessions. If you are willing to help out at training at some point during the year, then please get in touch with Suzanne directly via the Volunteer Coordinator link on the Contacts page of the BASOC website.
There are lots of things that would help the club including just being willing to organise a social get-together occasionally, so don’t worry if you’re not an expert orienteering planner! If you’d like to organise something just get in touch.
You can see the tasks - and who has already signed up for a task - in Sharing T=O tasks v2.
Are non-members covered by British Orienteering Insurance for these sessions?
Club Taster Sessions – Individuals, attending club sessions who may be interested in joining a club are insured for a maximum of 3 initial “taster” sessions. For indemnity to apply it is essential that the club records their name, address and dates of attendance. These details must be retained as they may be called upon in the event of a claim. The individual must be members of British Orienteering / Scottish Orienteering & BASOC from their 4th visit.