Welcome to the Junior Section of Southampton Orienteering Club’s website.
Our aim is to help you to enjoy orienteering, whatever your level. Maybe you are just starting out or maybe you are already a skilled orienteer. There are lots of opportunities to get started and to progress. You may like to:
- Try out one of our permanent orienteering or MapRun courses
- Attend a local orienteering event which has courses specifically designed for juniors
- Become a member of SOC - only £5.00 if you are 20 or younger and this includes membership of British Orienteering.
There are also lots of opportunities to orienteer (and travel and socialise), specifically aimed at juniors. You can take part in the British Schools Orienteering Champs, either as an individual or as a team. Once you're comfortable completing an orange course, you can join the South Central region's Junior Squad. Members of the Junior Squad then have the potential to attend the national training camps held annually in Scotland and Scandanavia. A dedicated few then get to train as part of British Orienteering's talent squad and take part in the Junior World Orienteering Championships.
This section of the website aims to give you an overview of what we can offer juniors in SOC. If you would like further information please contact helenamandaaa [at] gmail.com (Helen).
In the meantime, you may want to have a go at this map symbol quiz. It is quite hard but don't worry if you don’t get everything right!
Look forward to seeing you and your family and friends out in the forest soon!