October 16, 2021
Score-O 2021 Event Details
All Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and adults are invited to participate! You can race for competition or just for Fun! Webelos/AOL Dens may attend with a Troop. Score-O is one of our most popular events. Maps offer Scout and Venturing level competition with challenges for both beginners and advanced runners.
THE EVENT: For 20 years the Longhorn Council’s largest Scout event and one of the most popular orienteering events held in the USA. Orienteering is an international sport that consists of finding control markers in the field from locations marked on a map. This year’s competition will start in the main camp area by the dining hall.
Each team gets a 5-color map for each participant 5 minutes before their race starting time. There are 75-85 flags/markers shown on the map and you must find all you can in 3.5 hours. Some are easy to find & some are hard. Each flag is worth 5, 10, 15, 20, or 30 points, depending on how hard it is to find.
Plan your strategy to find the most flags and maximize your score!! The Orange & White markers in the field are identified with a number to let you know if you have found the control flag. To prove you found the marker you punch your score card with the corresponding hole puncher provided at the marker.
Orienteering is a team event, so be sure to register by teams of 3-8 Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, Webelos, or Adults. At least TWO registered adults must accompany each Webelos team. Your team needs a compass and a watch or stopwatch so you’ll finish on time.
Participants should bring at least 2 full canteens or water bottles. There will be water stops in 2021, refer to your map for those locations. The sections of camp we use for orienteering have some areas of thick vegetation and can be very rocky. Wear long pants and good trail shoes or boots.
ADULT REGISTRATION. All adults must register for Score-O, whether or not they participate in the competition.
MEALS. There will be a meal option for this event. If you do not sign up for the meals when you register, please bring your own food for the event. Will not be served in the dining, grab and go.
Meals served with meal package at this event:
–Saturday: Lunch, picked up from dining hall
–Saturday: Dinner (Crew 1910’s Famous Pulled Pork Sandwiches) **A limited supply will be available for purchase on site; please register for this in advance to secure your awesome sandwich! (also picked up from dining hall)
T-SHIRTS. SCORE-O shirts may be pre-ordered for $12.00. A limited number will be sold at the trading post.
CAMPING. Scouts, Venturers, Webelos, Explorers and adults may camp. Webelos & AOL may camp with a Scout troop. Check the Council website for current fire ban information. Limited camping, first come first serve.
TRAINING. All training will be online in 2021. We will email training app or video links to every registered adult. Visual training guides will be available for units to self-train at the event.
Beginner Orienteering Clinics: will be on YouTube
Intermediate Orienteering Clinics: will be on YouTube
NO HAUNTINGS OR XTRA HAUNTED TRAIL. Score-O will be the only event taking place at SR2 on the 16th of October. There is no Haunted Trail.
“ADULT SWIM” – All Adult leaders are invited to join us in the dining hall Saturday evening at 9pm for late night snacks and a SCARY movie!!!
Friday 7:00 –9:30 PM Check appointments available at Dining Hall. Turn in complete unit roster and team forms.
Saturday 8:00 am –12:30 PM Check appointments available at Dining Hall. Turn in complete unit roster and team forms. Be prepared to START!
9:00 am Teams BEGIN STARTING
Units and teams can start ONLY at their appointed Start times.
STARTS will continue all day until 1:00 PM. No crowds allowed!
10:00 am – 6 PM Trading Post Open – Limited access for social distancing requirements.
12:30 PM CHECK-IN Registration ends.
ROADS will remain open so units can arrive, run the course, and leave – all day long.
There will be speed check and safety roadblocks set up to enforce safe driving.
1:00 PM Last Start Time.
4:30 PM Competition ENDS
6:00 PM Safety Roadblocks close – continue to drive slow!
9:00 PM “Adult Swim” in the dining hall
Information on Past Score-O Events:
1996-2021: Twenty-Four Years of Orienteering Competition!
Over 31,000 Scouts have competed in Score-O since 1996. Score-O is a fast-paced Orienteering competition for Troops, Crews, and Webelos! Your team gets a SCORE-O map showing the locations of control flags in the woods. Find the flags to score points!
The new Covid-19 protocols worked for Score-O 2021! We staggered the start times for individual units and their teams throughout the day and never saw crowds! Social distancing was easy. Thanks to everyone who made the day possible!
924 participants and no crowds at all at the 8 Start Lanes and the 4 Finish Lanes!
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