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With the AGM coming up, please cast your eye over this (or get parents to do it for you!) and let us know if you think we've missed anything for you - we wouldn't want anyone to miss out on a badge that they are entitled to - you can use to let us know.
After a break of several years NGOC is again offering the orienteering board game “Forest Challenge” - with Christmas coming up, an ideal present for the budding orienteer in your life.
If interested contact Alan Brown at for further information.
It has now been agreed that the MAROC event on 1st October will be included in the JD2C, so we're back up to 9 events. The remaining events counting for the JD2C are therefore Cambus o' May on 1st October, Forvie on 15th October and Scolty on 5th November. Scoring will now be best 5 out of 9 events.
Those of you who have trophies, please return them to John Mason at one of the upcoming events so that they can be engraved and awarded to this year's winners at the MAROC and/or GRAMP AGMs.
MAROC is now 40 years old! To honour this milestone, we are holding a 40th Anniversary Dinner at the Raemoir Hotel on Friday 3rd November 2017, with all current and past members welcome.
We have had to reduce the number of qualifying races for the JD2C: the best 4 of 8 races will now count towards the final results, with the revised schedule here. This has been caused by the reduced number of level C events this year, and in particular with Scolty having been postponed from17th September to the 5th November (therefore no Bennachie event).
The remaining 2 events counting for the JD2C are therefore Forvie on 15th October and Scolty on 5th November.
With the success of last year's club weekend, the club will again be staying at Feshiebridge to coincide with the Highland WOLF events on Speyside. We will be staying at Feshiebridge Lodge from 22nd September to Sunday 24th September. Invites have been sent out by email (but if you've not received one and think you should have, let us know via !).
Orienteering will be provided by BASOC with middle distance (near Grantown-on-Spey) and urban event (at Aviemore) on the Saturday and SOL 5 at Inshriach on the Sunday. For those with energy to spare the event ceilidh is at Lagganlia on the Saturday night. This is right next door to the accomodation at Feshiebridge lodge. Further details for all the events on the BASOC website. Note that entries close on 10th September. The weekend also features the Veteran Home International this year.
Just to highlight to everyone, as this is still showing up in the events list from Grampian, that the 17th September event at Scolty has been cancelled.
MAROC are now offering club training at Dess for all MAROC club members on that date.
GRAMP are now planning to run the Scolty event on the 5th November in place of the Bennachie event currently in the schedule.
Over the past year through the Community Orienteering and Protection of the Environment (COPE) project we have been able to give many youngsters in upper Deeside and Donside an opportunity to give orienteering a try. Now I would like to extend that opportunity to adults by offering some introductory sessions in Ballater and Braemar. We have some of the best orienteering terrain in the UK on our doorstep and I am able to help get you involved if you would like.