JROTC Championship Series - Rules
- Competitors will all run as individuals. Anyone from the same team caught
together will be disqualified. If someone from your team is at a control marker,
you must wait until they punch and move away before punching in.
- Controls must be visited in order starting from one. If you accidentally
discover a control out of sequence, do not punch it.
- Competitors with punches out of sequence will be disqualified.
- If competitor accidentally punches in the wrong box or punches the wrong control,
they can use the higher numbered unused box to correctly punch.
They will need to explain to the judges
- If a competitor loses their punch card they are disqualified.
- Competitors with missing punch or punches not clearly punched,
i.e. wet, torn or not readable, will be disqualified.
- If a competitor is caught tampering with the controls in anyway, their
entire school will be disqualified.
- Competitors will not shout, whistle, clap or aid in any fashion another
competitor in locating a control. Nor will they attempt to mislead another
competitor using the same techniques.
- Orienteering is a low impact sport. Competitors who purposefully damage
vegetation or harass the wildlife will be disqualified.
- There is a maximum of three hours to complete the course. All competitors
must check in and out at the start/finish table.
- A compass, watch and map are the only authorized navigation tools.
GPS, radios, or cell phones are not to be used except in emergencies only.
In an emergancy, blow 3 short blasts on your whistle. Repeat after a few seconds.
- Know the Safety Bearing before starting the course.
- If it is not printed on your Control Description sheet, or on other event
materials - ask the nearest FLO/JROTC host event official for guidance.
- Be certain everyone in your group understands before setting out.