ForThose Wanting to Learn or to Improve Skills, and for teachers & Instructors

Discovering Orienteering by Charles Ferguson and Robert Turbyfill. A new book, written by two long-term American orienteers. The first half of the book is a sweeping narrative about the nuts and bolts of orienteering, while the second half presents many exercises for improving skills. Cat# 50FERDIS $30.00/$29.00

Teaching Orienteering, 2nd Edition, by Carol McNeil, Jean Cory-Wright, and Tom Renfrew. A comprehensive text, going from introduction to advanced competitive techniques. Many games and other teaching aids. Numerous color illustrations. (Britain, 1998, 153 pp) Cat# 50MCNTEA $25.75/$25.00

Orienteering & Map Games for Teachers, by Mary E. Garrett, published by the US Orienteering Federation. Written and reviewed by orienteers and teachers;for teachers who have little or no experience with the sport. Fun activities for primary and secondary levels. Soft cover, 8-1/2 x 11, 44 pp. (Only $2.50 shipping if ordered separately) Cat# 50GARGMS $12.50/$12.00

Learn Orienteering (a pamphlet), by Silva Orienteering Services. Sheet of 14 panels of orienteering information, including how to read maps, the parts of the compass, tips on orienteering, etc. 50JOHLRN $1.25

Teaching Orienteering. from Johnson Worldwide Associates. Concise instructional manual, in outline form, for teaching orienteering skills. Written by an experienced teacher, it presents maps, facts, and diagrams in an easy-to-follow format. Also, each objective has page references to Björn Kjellström's "Be Expert with Map & Compass" (below). Everything the teacher needs to guide the older student through the steps of orienteering. (USA, 2002, 56 pp) 50JOHTEA $12.50/$12.00

Be Expert with Map & Compass, by Björn Kjellström. Thorough presentation of map and compass skills for the orienteer and the general topographical map user. Includes many games and exercises. (USA, rev.1995, 214 pp) Cat# 50KJEEXP$17.00

Start Orienteering Series, by Carol McNeil and Tom Renfrew. This acclaimed series of books is full of fun, yet practical exercises for both the classroom and the playground. Activities are organized by age groups. (Scotland, 1989-91, 16 pp each).

Start Orienteering (6-8 year-olds). Cat# 50MCNSTA1 $11.50/$11.00
Start Orienteering (8-9 year-olds). Cat# 50MCNSTA2 $11.50/$11.00
Start Orienteering (9-10 year-olds). Cat# 50MCNSTA3 $11.50/$11.00
Start Orienteering (10-12 year-olds). Cat# 50MCNSTA/4 $11.50/$11.00
Start Orienteering (games book:7-12 years). Cat# 50MCNSTA6 $11.50/$11.00

O ABC'S, by Doria Deanne Peltz. Your child's first coloring book about orienteering. Fun for 3-5 year-olds. Comes with crayons. (USA, 1992, 22 pp) Cat# 50PELABC $3.00

Coaching Orienteering, by Mary Jo Childs, a sports physiologist, published by the US Orienteering Federation. A guide for instructors and coaches. Covering all aspects of both teaching and coaching O. Sample instruction sessions; physical conditioning and nutrition, injury prevention and treatment; map and compass skills; how to motivate and support athletes; 63 1-page exercises. 164 pp. Cat# 50CHICOA $15.50/$15.00

Orienteering in the National Curriculum (Key stages 1 & 2), by Carol McNeil, Jim Martland, and Peter Palmer. Shows how orienteering can be used with pre-teens to deliver attainment targets in geography, physical education, and math. Explains what orienteering is and includes 20 lesson plans. (Britain, 1992, 64 pp) Cat# 50MCNCUR $20.00

Orienteering in the National Curriculum (Key stages 3 & 4), by Peter Palmer & Carol McNeil. Similar to above, but structured for early teen through teen years. (Britain, 1993, 100 pp) Cat# 50PALCUR $24.00


The games listed here are intended as simple introductions to the actions, symbols, and terminology of orienteering. As such, if you are ordering only from these items, you may order up to 3 different games, and pay shipping of only $2.00 per game per order. One game would cost the price plus $2.00, two would be the prices plus $4.00, etc. For orders of four or more of these items, or combining these items with other items from the catalog, use normal shipping charges.

Beginners' Compass Game: Designed to aid the accuracy in setting and following compass bearings. 90 different navigational patterns included. Cat# 51000 $2.50

Intermediate Compass Game: Combines the skills of following compass bearings and pacing a given distance. Includes 24 different course patterns, directions, and answer key. With distances in meters - Cat# 51001M $2.50

Map Symbol Relay Game: Provides a means of teaching map symbols in an interesting way. The game can be organized to be either competitive or non-competitive. Cat# 51002 $2.50


Orienteering-Parts 1 & 2, The First Steps, and Parts 3 & 4, Going For It. VHS or DVD. This video was designed to help teachers and leaders, but especially their students, through the early stages of the sport of orienteering. Part 1 is based on school grounds and here we learn what a map is, and how it relates to the ground. Then with the legend explained, and the map 'set', participants sample a short course. Part 2 is based in the forest, where participants are introduced to actual orienteering conditions, using map features and 'handrails'. The importance of 'keeping contact' with the map is stressed. Part 3 introduces more advanced techniques, and Part 4 discusses more serious training, both technical and physical. Cat# 52001 $40.25/$39.00


IOF map symbol and control descriptions: Color chart of IOF standard map symbols on one side, with IOF control descriptions illustrated on the back.
    Sheet (approx. 6.5" x 11") Cat# 53010 $.75

Orienteering Maps: Assorted orienteering maps, useful for practicing map reading. Some have courses overprinted, some have routes overprinted, and some have no overprinting:
    Small maps Cat# 53050 $0.50
    Large maps Cat# 53070 $1.00

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