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  • Hale Education (Westwood, MA): BYOM event running through May 8. You can try any of the following courses: White, yellow, tan, brown, orange, green, red and Score-O on a map that was updated in 2021.
  • National Ranking Event Free for Members: NEOC is hosting a National Ranking Event at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle, MA on May 22. If you plan to use epunch (SI device), please pre-register by Wednesday night (May 18) at eventreg.orienteeringusa.org. On-site registration will be available, but it will make life easier on the event staff and speed you onto your course. [Members: Check your email for "member discount code" sent April 28. If you joined after that, the code was sent along with your member card.]
  • Volunteer at Great Brook Farm (National Ranking Event): Sign up here. We need your help to pull off this event which aims to offer something for everyone - including ice cream :-)
  • Memorial Day Training Weekend: Registration is still open for the Memorial Day Training Camp in Western Mass. There are just a few spaces left, so don't delay! Registrations for training will be accepted until May 25, but the overnight accommodation may fill up prior to that. For those who have registered, more information will be coming in next week about schedule, directions, food, what to bring, and signing up to help out! [Your registration is not complete until you enter your credit card info. You will receive an email with subject: NEOC - Receipt for Memorial Day Training Camp.]
  • Thursday Spring Park-O Series: See results for the 2nd of 6 events in the series. You must register by Tuesday May 10 for the Beaver Brook (Waltham, MA) event on May 12. Register for the series or for just a single event. You only need 4 events to get a ranking! Events are located around the Greater Boston area. More information can be found in the pre-registration link and on the NEOC Schedule.
  • Hale Education (Westwood, MA): BYOM event running through May 8. You can try any of the following courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, and Score-O on a map that was updated in 2021. Details on the NEOC Schedule.
  • National Ranking Event Free for Members: NEOC is hosting a National Ranking Event at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle, MA on May 22. If you plan to use epunch (SI device), please pre-register by Wed. night (May 18) at eventreg.orienteeringusa.org. On-site registration will be available, but pre-registration will make life easier on the event staff and speed you onto your course. (A discount code will be sent to current NEOC members tonight.)
  • Volunteer at Great Brook Farm (National Ranking Event): Sign up here. We need your help to pull off this event which aims to offer something for everyone - including ice cream :-)
  • Memorial Day Training Weekend: Register for the Memorial Day Training Weekend in Western MA. This is the last week to register, so sign up now! It will be a great way to sharpen your skills and hang out with orienteers.
  • Thursday Spring Park-O Series: See results for the 1st of 6 events in the series. You must register by Tuesday May 3 for the Franklin Park event on May 5. Register for the series or for just a single event. You only need 4 events to get a ranking! Events are located around the Greater Boston area. More information can be found in the pre-registration link and on the NEOC Schedule.

NEOC's Annual General Meeting will be held on June 5, 2022, at 12:00 Noon, at Houghton's Pond, Milton, MA. Details will be posted on the Schedule closer to that date.

The main business will be the election to fill four seats for a two-year term on the Board of Directors.

If you are interested in being a candidate in this election. please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. NEOC membership is not required to sit on the Board.

 

Hans igloo smlCamden-area news site, knox.villagesoup.com, recently ran an article about Hans, with nice photos and examples of his dry humor. He's keeping busy teaching igloo construction.

Short, Medium, and Long courses available through March 4 in Gay City State Park (less than 2 hours from Boston). As of Feb. 19, the woods are snow free and the marshes are crossable.

Details and a link to the map files are on the HVO website.

 

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