Instructional Resources

In the absence of our Introduction to Orienteering Clinic during COVID, here are some documents you may like to download and review.

2 page full colour pdf of the basics    All About Orienteering

document which matches map legend with international symbols found on your control sheet from

Summary sheet of key points for beginners.  

This page is designed to give teachers in the Ottawa and Gatineau area some direction on where to find resources on the web or where to purchase material

For personal competency, we recommend you join us, for our yearly Introduction to Orienteering clinic, and then for local meets. Let us know you are learning the skill for teaching purposes and we can talk further at the meet and give you further pointers.


If you would like someone to come out to your school or organization to help in some way, have a look at our OutReach programs..

If you are setting up a school meet, we do lend out our equipment when it is available. Please contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bill Anderson.

We might also recommend a local supplier of Orienteering equipment. They carry everything you would need for your own set of equipment.

The author of this page is not a teacher, nor an orienteering coach. I have read most of the on-line material and as an orienteer feel it is on track but I have not read the books or manuals suggested. If teachers in the area wish to recommend one or another source I can certainly pass on that information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following links provide ideas for games, projects, teaching techniques, map making of the local park or school yard.

If you have computer access on a rainy day you may want to have your students try some of the games from

Some of them are broken links.  Here are the correct ones.