Verify that you're at the right control by matching the map control code to the punch code


Kids should always check the control code (number or letter) at the physical control and compare it with the control code marked somewhere on their map (it could be beside the control circle or in a separate table or control description sheet somewhere on the map). This provides confirmation if they're at the control they should be at. 


The following links point to resources that have been collected and are relevant to this skill (?).

BingO activity


Description of a BingO variation (score-o style) of fun orienteering at

'Star Relay' exercise


Description of / instructions for a star relay exercise at where teams have to find one control at a time and hand their SI stick or punch card to their partner between controls. 

Control picking (


"Run a course consisting of a lot of short legs with many changes in direction."