Scouts BSA Troop 8787 invites Scouts of all ages to its 5th annual Spring-O orienteering challenge. The event takes place March 19, 2022, at Lost Pines Scout Reservation, Cub World, Bastrop TX. 

We would like to gather all of our interested scouts for this event!

If you are interested in joining us RSVP here as soon as possible. To get the early rate of $12 you must register before 3/4/2022. After the price goes to $16.

Some great resources of info about the event: 
One Page Cliff Notes
More Intensive Participant Guide


Adult Non-Participating:  $0 (if you don't want a badge or map)

For those that want to participate and get a badge and map:

Youth: $12 early before 3/5 ($16 regular on/after 3/5)

Adult:  $12 early before 3/5 ($16 regular on/after 3/5)

6 and under:  no charge


$3 for CAC Members, $5 others


YM & YL - $12

Adult - $15

Ladies Adult - $15


  • Austin Orienteering Club registration needs to bring the AOC Waiver  here.
  • MED FORMS: If you add camping to your registration with us, you must bring Med forms A&B to check-in.


  • The event is Saturday Mar 19, 2022.  
  • The MAIN EVENT is the 10:30am Point-to-Point Orienteering race (staggered start times)
  • Lost Pines Scout Reservation, 785 FM1441, Bastrop, TX 78602

Fri Mar 18, 2022:  Campers can check in between 6-9pm

Sat Mar 19, 2022:

Participants are free to leave at any time, however if you started a course you must check in at the finish area to let us know you are leaving and not lost.  

8:00am – 10:30am      Check-in at Building A (get your event patch, punch card, and start-time)

9:00am – 10:30am      BSA Scout Merit Badge Clinic Part 1; Eagle Quest area

10:00am – 10:20am    Beginner Instruction

10:30am                         1st Start-time; please be at the start area 10 minutes before your time

2:00pm                           Award Presentation, Courses Closed, All Orienteers should be checked in to FINISH or HQ by 2:00pm

2:30pm – 3:00pm        BSA Scout Merit Badge Clinic Part 2; Eagle Quest area

3:00pm – 4:00pm        Score-O Orienteering, Building A

             Dinner on your own, please come prepared if you are sticking around.

7:45pm Night-O check-in at Log Cabin (instruction, receive map and punch card)
8:00pm – 8:45pm                Night-O mass start, be at the start area 15min prior to start to sign in and get a map

 Sunday:  If you are staying over night and wish to do a service project Sun morning, please ask @ check-in


WarmUp course: during check-in you will receive a map of the immediate area. To help you get familiar with orienteering, you can walk a short warmup course with 8 control points. It is not timed/scored so you can start at any time and get familiar with orienteering.   Each point will have an orienteering symbol, when you find it, write down what that symbol represents (your welcome packet will include a symbol list).

Point-to-Point Courses (the main event)

There are four courses that you can choose from:

  • White: Easiest — for beginners, especially families with young children. Length: 2-3 km
  • Yellow: Easy — for experienced beginners, e.g. adults or teens with outdoor experience. Length: 3-5 km
  • Orange: Intermediate — a mix of easy and more challenging control points. Length: 4.5-7 km
  • Green: Advanced, medium length — difficult navigation, moderate physical challenge. Length: 4-7 km

Score-O: After awards there is a short Score-O event where scouts have a limited time to find as many points as they can before the clock runs out.

Night-OAfter sunset, there is a Score event where scouts use flashlights to help them find as many of the reflective markers before the time runs out.  High score within the limited time wins!

Getting Ready

What to bring:  pen/pencil, pants, poncho, water, sunscreen, a whistle, a snack, watch, compass (helpful, but not necessarily needed for beginner courses) first aid kit.  Flashlight is a must-have for the Night-O.

If you are participating in the Merit Badge Class, please bring a compass.

Don’t forget lunch and dinner if you are hanging out for all of the activities or camping out. 

For more information about the event and registration, visit their website at: www.centraltexasspringo.org

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