Items of interest to New England orienteers
Administration tasks include advertising for students, organizing travel fellowships and travel logistics, implementing national safety standards, purchasing and managing equipment, communicating with stakeholders (school administrators, teachers, parents, city administration, funders, advisors, directors, children). Location: Cambridge, MA. Prefer someone from Cambridge, who is well-connected. Want someone smart, reliable, trustworthy, capable, efficient, fun-loving, proven, passionate, professional and respectful around kids, personable, kind, and a good listener. Will need to pass background and extensive safety check before interacting with children, but can start working on other aspects in anticipation of passing that check. Helpful: Cambridge residency, Cambridge connections, mad internet communication skillz, drivers license.
Teaching/coaching tasks include setting up and delivering lessons on navigating with maps using fun games and exercises. Possibility of travel to US National Inter-Scholastic Orienteering Championships in March. Travel fellowships available. Classes will have additional teacher or parent support.
High school students and parents with experience orienteering are particularly encouraged to apply. Volunteers are also welcome; can get those high school volunteering hours! Contact Barb Bryant.
NEOC is proud to invite you to the premiere fall orienteering event in New England: 2014 Troll Cup A-meet, on November 8-9, 2014 in Townsend, MA! The Troll Cup will be a national meet with two days of classic length courses. We will be orienteering on a brand new map of Townsend State Forest made by Marcello Pradel. The fall leaves will have just fallen off the branches, and the conditions will be perfect at the height of the fall orienteering season.
A dedicated team of club members has been hard at work producing this A-meet. The 2014 Troll Cup continues a long tradition of the NEOC Troll Cup - an event series that has its roots in the very early days of the club. All courses and age groups will be featured, and the event will also host a Trail-O competition set by Mika Latva-Kokko.
The first day of competition will have classic length courses with standard interval starts, but day 2 will have a chase start: the winner of the course from Day 1 will start first, and all competitors will start behind the winner with the same time back as their difference in finish times from the first day. The first one to cross the finish line wins, and the chase offers even more excitement and intensity than the standard A-meet.