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Junior Orienteering Group

Assembly at a typical JOG session

Assembly at a typical JOG session
Credit: Jim P

Last edited: Tue 12 Jul 2022

Our Junior Orienteering Group (JOG) runs during term-times holding low-key weekly events aimed at juniors, families and all those looking to improve or to train.

JOG banner

JOG banner

There are four courses offered at JOG, called Hare, Squirrel, Badger, and Fox. You can find out what they all mean here.

There is also a handy guide to what to expect at JOG.


View the fixtures in our current series. If you want to look further ahead, check out the Events page.

Club codes of conduct

Please make sure you read and abide by these codes of conduct. They are there for everyone's safety and enjoyment.

Parents' Code of Conduct
Participants' Code of Conduct


The courses for younger JOGgers are always away from roads and other hazards and tend to follow a traditional style of orienteering.

However, the Fox course is aimed at more experienced orienteers. It often incorporates training elements, such as map memory (by not letting you carry the map), regaining map contact (by blanking out areas of the map), compass and pacing (by giving distances and directions rather than a map) and so on.

We've even have a bit of urban training...

Event resources

Ideas for training exercises (Fox course)

QO member John Fisher has provided resources to assist beginners with:

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Level 1: Hare badge

Level 1: Hare badge

Level 2: Squirrel badge

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