Invitation to the New and Improved

22nd Annual NJ Scout Orienteering Championship
Quail Hill Scout Reservation – Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Hosted by Delaware Valley Orienteering Association

>>> Registration Info Packet
>>> Registration Entry Form

Start times from 10am to Noon – General Public until 1pm.

The NJ Scout Orienteering Championshp is returning to its NJ roots this year. The event in recent years has attracted more and more JROTC cadets, pushing NJ scouts to the background. So DVOA is reversing that trend, splitting our annual event in two, dedicating our annual Spring event at Quail Hill Scout Reservation to Scouts, Scouts, and more Scouts.

And where better than near the middle of the state at Quail Hill? With the whole camp, no less, for your troop to stay in over the weekend!

If you’ve never been to Quail Hill before, the property is perfect for orienteering courses featuring a wide variety of terrain – from an intricate trail system and wide fields, stream beds flowing towards the lake and into marshes, lots of rolling hills with valleys carved down their inclines, dramatic uprooted trees left from Hurricane Sandy, open woods and dense brambled woods…..lots of features that make for very interesting courses. Plus we have one of DVOA’s best course setters who will challenge but not overwhelm your scouts on their courses.

So troop leaders – Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or Venture Crews: While planning your Spring schedule, save the last Sunday in March to join the most adventurous competition in New Jersey Scouting. And if your scouts need an introduction or refresher demo about orienteering symbols and navigation, DVOA veterans will be offering basic instruction sessions throughout the morning of March 25th.

PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED to compete for the championship (though anyone, scout or public, can run a course). Event patches will be provided to the first 300 scouts to register, with medals awarded to the top 3 finishers in each classs and category and trophies to winning troops.

We promise that it will be a great event for your scouts.

For Scouts, Venture Crews, and JROTC: If you havenít already received our Registration Packet, please download the accompanying documents (links below), share it with other troop and unit leaders you know, and submit it to our Registrars as soon as possible.

>>> Registration Info Packet
>>> Registration Entry Form

And as a bonus, here's an entertaining article "Staying On the Map” written by the course setter about the most essential fundamentals of orienteering.

  • Any Questions about the NJ Scout Championship?
    Contact Event Director Bob Burg at bburg@comcast.net or (856) 258-2859
  • To Reserve a Camp Site for the Weekend
    Visit Quail Hill at www.monmouthbsa.org/qhsr-offseason.
  • Any Questions about Quail Hill? Contact Margie Ramirez at the Council office – (732) 536-2347