|Suburban Adventure Racing|
To allow leaders to plan for Term 4 - please see our planned fixture below:
|Date||Sunset||Hosting Group||Start Location||Area||Suburb||Melway|
|11-10-2016||19:35||9th Box Hill||Enter via Rotary Court||Whitehorse||Box Hill South||61 C3|
|18-10-2016||19:42||Nunawading||Enter from Mark Place||Whitehorse||Nunawading||48 E8|
|25-10-2016||19:49||Box Hill North||Scout Hall, 31 Tyne St||Whitehorse||Box Hill North||47 E7|
|1-11-2016||19:56||3rd Box Hill Guides||Guide Hall, Rostrevor Parade||Whitehorse||Mont Albert North||46 K6|
|8-11-2016||3rd Doncaster East||Zerbes Reserve - enter from Saxonwood Drive||NORTH||Doncaster East||34 B10|
|15-11-2016||2nd Glen Waverley||Napier Park, High St Road||SOUTH||Glen Waverley||71 J1|
|22-11-2016||2nd Blackburn||Black's Walk Reserve, enter from Pakenham Street||Whitehorse||Blackburn||47 H11|
|29-11-2016||1st Glen Iris||Ferndale Park, Glen Iris Road||WEST||Glen Iris||60 A7|
|6-12-2016||1st Heatherdale||Purches Street, Heatherdale||EAST||Heatherdale||49 C11|
|13-12-2016||-||Yarran Dheran, enter from Deep Creek Road||EAST||Mitcham||49 D7|
|20-12-2016||-||Federal Reserve - enter from Barton Street||Whitehorse||Mount Waverley||61 D9|
|27-12-2016||-||Chalet CarPark, Wattle Park||Whitehorse||Surrey Hills||60 K3|
|3-01-2017||-||Eley Park, enter from Eley Road||Whitehorse||Blackburn South||61 H5|
|10-01-2017||-||Deakin University - North end of Holland Avenue||Whitehorse||Box Hill South||61 B5|
|17-01-2017||-||Ringwood Lake - NW corner of Daisy's carpark||EAST||Ringwood||49 K8|
|24-01-2017||-||NW corner of Burwood Reserve||Whitehorse||Burwood East||62 B7|
|31-01-2017||-||SW corner of Ruffey Lake Park - enter from the Boulevard||NORTH||Doncaster||33 F10|
|7-02-2017||19th Camberwell||South Surrey Park - please park in nearby streets (or Riversdale Road after 6pm)||WEST||Surrey Hills||60 G2|
|14-02-2017||3rd Templestowe||Finns Reserve - enter via Duncan Street||NORTH||Templestowe||33 B4|
|21-02-2017||Waverley Valley Scouts||Valley Reserve - enter from Waimarie Drive||SOUTH||Mount Waverley||70 G2|
|28-02-2017||1/8th Blackburn||Blackburn Lake - park in Lake Road||Whitehorse||Blackburn||48 B11|
|7-03-2017||19:49||1st Tally Ho||Mahoney's Reserve - enter from Mahoneys Road||Whitehorse||Forest Hill||62 C4|
|14-03-2017||19:40||5th Vermont Guides||Stephens Reserve - enter via Nunkeri Street||Whitehorse||Vermont||62 J3|
|21-03-2017||19:28||Hudson's House||Social event - Join us for supper - 16 Fowler St, Box Hill Sth||Whitehorse||Box Hill South||61 B2|
|Youth Groups Active|
|Event||Date||Sunset||Suburb||Start Location||Melway Ref|
See you in October - probably the 2nd Tuesday in October - stay warm - stay safe
|There are street orienteering events in Melbourne most nights of the week - and some on Saturdays and Sundays. These events use basic black and white maps and manual punching, but they're worthwhile if you want to get an extra run or two in each week. These events cater for all levels - from social walkers up to top runners. If you can't make it on a Tuesday Night, see http://street.orienteering.com.au/central/ for other running opportunities.|
|24||22 March 16||Box Hill North||Mont Albert North Scout Hall - Boondara Road, Box Hill North|
|23||15 March 16||Forest Hill||Mahoney's Reserve|
|22||8 March 16||Koomba Park||Wantirna South|
|21||1 March 16||Heatherdale||Cochrane Street Hall|
The activities that we provide to local youth organisations could not be provided without support from the Victorian Rogaining Association (the VRA). When we first approached them for assistance with our series, their immediate response was "We've already got close relationships with the Scout Association and like what you're doing with them in the Eastern suburbs. How can we help?"
Rogaining by its nature is focussed on families and kids - it's a team sport....one that allows Mum and Dad to participate with their kids....to help with the navigational challenge and share in the enjoyment. If you're looking for a family activity that will take you to many wonderful places in Victoria, look no further.
What is Rogaining?
Our suburban adventure racing events provide a terrific introduction to basic navigational skills on purpose-built maps - rogaining takes it to the next level - practical navigation on real-world maps. If you'd like to know more, visit the VRA website at http://vra.rogaine.asn.au/
Resources for Scout Groups and the Local Community
Our download page provides access to more information - and to High-Res copies of all of our maps. You can use these to run your own events/activities. If you do this, we'd love to hear about it - please send us an email with some information about your event and how it went. Others may be able to benefit from your experience!
Interested in Orienteering?
The folks at Emus Orienteering Club have provided terrific support to get our Adventure Racing Series up and going. If you're interested in taking part in these or other orienteering events in Melbourne then join Emus Orienteering Club now - the folks there will be only too happy to help you take part in your first suburban orienteering adventure. Known as Nillumbik Emus in the wider orienteering community, the club is also very active in bush orienteering and mountain-bike orienteering.
Membership is only $5 per household per year. Join now and let us introduce you to this exciting sport! Your membership of the club entitles you to:
But most importantly, membership provides you with a group of friendly people that you can meet as you begin your orienteering career. It also allows you to pitch in and help us as we run events; there's no better way to get to know people than to work alongside them to make events fun for all.
If you'd like more details, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call (at reasonable hours) on (03) 9888 8121.
...or perhaps Adventure Racing?
We're joined on a regular basis by Serge and Maria from Adventure Junkie. They run a terrific series of beginner and advanced adventure races. If you'd like to try something a little more challenging or take part in cycling or kayaking, why not check out their website at http://adventurejunkie.com.au/
Earlier Events - results, reports and pictures
*New* Overall Scores for the last season are available here
|24||25 March||Mont Albert North - our final event for
this season. Thanks to everybody that helped make the series such an
incredible success - and thanks to everybody that came along to take
See our Archive Files for details of earlier events.