The Florida Orienteering Club is dedicated to promoting the sport of Orienteering in the Central Florida area. We are a member of the US Orienteering Federation (USOF) which provides support for orienteering in the US, and oversees the rules of the sport.
Orienteering is a recreational and competitive sport, a kind of hiking/running game, which involves using a detailed map, and a compass, to find one's way through unfamiliar terrain. You can participate in groups, or individuals may compete alone.
The objective is to visit a series of designated locations, indicated by circles on the map. At each location a marker, a distinctive white & orange flag called a control, will be placed in a visible location. Each control has a patterned punch, which you use to mark your card.
There are a number of possible courses for different skill levels ranging from small children (String-O), to highly advanced courses for competitors with years of experience. Explaining Courses and the Color Code will tell you all about them.
We provide the maps, a compass if you don't own one, and even some friendly help getting started. Sneakers and light clothing, appropiate for hiking in the woods are recomended. Don't forget sunscreen, bug spray, and very important, water for every participant.
See the history of FLO in an Article from Orienteering North America magazine.
A Color Map is $6 for members, and $8 [$9 Suncoast] for non-members.
A Special rate of $5 for organized youth groups when the group leader handles all paperwork and payments.
Extra maps are $2 each [$3 Suncoast].
Compass rentals are $1 [$3 Suncoast] for those who need one.
Finger stick rentals are $3 or $5 if required.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (Voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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