There is a need for certain basic equipment to implement orienteering activities in your school. Below there are a number of links to the main suppliers.
This is a standard orienteering control marker which usually hangs on a garden cane or specially made support. You hang these at the control site marked on the map. However, there are various smaller ones and DIY sets available below.
This is a control punch with different shaped pin designs to record on a control card that you have visited the control and, in the correct order.
Orienteering has become electronic! Each control flag has a SI Unit on the top where you record your visit by inserting the ‘dibber’, as we call it, into the device. When you get to the finish you download the information and get a printout of your total time and time between each control. A Training set of this equipment is available from the supplier and used by a number of schools. Needless to say, the kids love it!
Click on the SportIdent logo for full information including some advice on funding.
Click on Harvey Maps logo to access catalogue where they offer a wide variety of orienteering markers, punches, control cards etc.
Click on CompassPoint logo to access catalogue where they offer a wide variety of orienteering markers, punches, control cards etc.
Click on Ultrasport logo to access catalogue where they offer a wide variety of orienteering markers, punches, control cards etc.
Click on EKGE logo to access catalogue where they offer a selection of orienteering equipment.
Click on Metrosigns logo to contact. Metrosigns provide the permanent orienteering squares for you to set up a permanent course in your school grounds. They hold the template and printing instructions from DFOK. These squares are 75mm square, digitally printed in reverse on clear 2mm thick high impact thermo plastic, complete with fixing holes in the corners. There is a set of 30. However, if you require less, DFOK hold a number of half sets of 15 in stock.
Click on bml logo to contact Nigel Benham for waterproof paper. Many schools laminate printed maps but this prohibits pupils from folding the map to keep in contact with the ground and orientate the map.
Waterproof paper for laser printers at about 12p a sheet may be ordered from bml, minimum order of 250 sheets.
As used by DFOK for all orienteering events.
Supported by Dartford Orienteering Klubb
Orienteering in Your School
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