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 manual 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, SPORTident UK and used by a number of schools. Needless to say, the kids love it!
Harvey Maps offer a wide variety of orienteering markers, punches, control cards etc.
CompassPoint Online offer a wide variety of orienteering markers, punches, control cards etc.