Concord Girl Scouts won three first place trophies at the annual Scout-O New England Regional Orienteering Championships at Nobscot Scout Reservation in Sudbury on Sunday, October 27. Scout-O is run by the New England Orienteering Club, and had over 400 Girl Scout and Boy Scout entrants, adult and youth, from all over New England and New York. Orienteering is a group of different sports that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to get from one point to the next in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, normally at a fast speed.
Newbies to the competition, Junior Girl Scouts Allison Harmon, Grace Faddoul and Julia Clarke took home first place in the girls’ white course. Defending champions Lili Shoup, Jillian O’Neil and Sarah Hutchinson of Cadette Troop 72694 had the fastest time of the day among all competitors on the yellow course, and returning champions Grace O’Neil and Jules Struck from Senior Troop 72678 continued their streak of winning the girls’ orange course.
If you’re going to get lost in the woods, you want one of these young ladies with you!
Interested in learning more about orienteering or how your troop can get involved? Be sure to visit the New England Orienteering Club.
Pictured: Allison Harmon, Junior Troop 72678; Grace O’Neil, Senior Troop 72660;. Not pictured are Grace Faddoul and Julia Clarke, Troop 72678, and Jules Struck, Troop 72678. Photo courtesy of Jane Torpie.