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.
Sets of POC Plaques (25 orienteering markers in each) are held by DFOK for schools to purchase. Price on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.
These squares are 75mm square, digitally printed in reverse on clear 2mm thick high impact thermo plastic, complete with fixing holes in the corners (the required 3mm fixing screws are not provided).
There are 2 templates which you can view and advise which you would prefer.
Whilst orders for orienteering markers using Template B are issued in batches of 25, we are able to supply any number of individual markers/plaques if Template A is chosen. For orders for Template A of less than 25, each orienteering plaque will be different and will be drawn randomly from our stock of orienteering markers.
Supported by Dartford Orienteering Klubb
Orienteering in Your School
Try Josh’s site to see what he can offer your school as a local Coach