Identify features on the map and then locate them in the terrain


This skill involves the ability to orient the map and recognize what features on the map represent what features in the terrain around them. 


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

Capture the O Flag


Description of an orientering version of capture the flag exercise at

"Ogres" game


Description of / instructions for the orienteering game Ogres (very similar to Capture the flag) at

Vampire O


Description of Vampire O at In Vampire O game, punches and punch cards are used and 'vampires' steal punch cards from orienteers (they then become the new vampire). 

Control placing activity


Description of / instructions for a control placing activity/game at

Poker-O activity


Description of / instructions for a 'Poker-O' activity at with cards at each control that can be traded out. This version of the game has master maps at each control and is a map memory exercise but it can easily be done where each participant gets a map as well. 

'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.