Updated May 10, 2007
French Creek Orienteering, May 5, 2007

The competition consists of two man teams in the morning and a troop team in the afternoon. The morning teams are comprised of Scouts of similar age and experience, with older, more experienced Scouts taking on harder courses. Before we got started the event staff explained the rules and processes of verifying markers are correct for your route, and punching the cards to show you found your mark. The older Scouts reviewed the basics of map and compass with the younger before pairs of younger Scouts were sent out on their own.
Teams that finished early had some free time before the afternoon event. Older Scouts were able to rent canoes and explore the lake.
Some Scouts spent time goofing off and skipping stones on the lake. That takes a lot of skill and muscle.
For the afternoon event, the acting SPL received a master map of 70 markers, and had to decide how to pair up the troop and find as many as possible in 1 hour. Harder markers carried more points, and the final score was devided by the number of teams in the troop.