Eastern Washington Orienteering Club

An Orienteering Event

At A Control Point

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When you arrive at the right point and go to the described flag location you should see a flag like the one at left. Immediately confirm that its number (122 in this case) matches the identifier on your clue sheet. If it's the right one, use the punch hanging from it to mark the appropriate box on your punch card.
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Bonus Details

The next several pages will be a tutorial on how to use a compass and map together — a key skill in orienteering. Even if you're already familiar with using a compass, you might learn some ways to save time out on the course. If you want a hands-on experience, go get your compass now and print out a copy of the map we use in the lessons.