2019 All Wales Scout Orienteering Competition

Date of event: Sun 12th May 2019
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Builth Wells

The Event

The fifth All Wales Scouts Orienteering competition will be held on Sunday the 12th May 2019. The competition is open to Scouts and Explorer Scouts only. Again we are opening the courses to Leaders and Helpers if they wish to give Orienteering a try, but obviously the entries will not be included in the competition although times will be given for any course completed.

The venue this year will be at the Carneddau, Builth Wells. The Carneddau is a beautiful hill which rises to 436m. To the west it has views overlooking the Wye valley and to the east the hills surrounding Glascwm. On a fine day you can see the Becons with Pen-y-Fan to the south and the Black Mountains to the south east. It stretches from Builth Wells in the south to Howey in the north, just about 4Kms long and 3Kms wide. It is mainly open hill top with a variety of valleys, crags, a few trees, undergrowth mainly bracken with a few corse bushes here and there. The area has an abundance of crags, depressions, line and water features, re-entrants and boulders etc. At this time of year like most open areas the bracken has not begun to grow; therefore running should be much easier.

There will be three courses, Yellow, Orange and Light Green, each progressively harder than the first. The Yellow course is for Scouts only. The Orange and Light Green course can be entered by Scouts or Explorer Scouts. In accordance with normal practice Scouts under the age of 12 must run in pairs as a safety requirement (the only exception being if the scout is a member of an orienteering club). Scouts entering the Light Green course must be experienced Orienteer's and must run on their own.

Prizes will be given to the first 3 individuals with the fastest times on each course with one team prize for the overall team winner of each course. The Orange and Light Green course will have two sets of prizes for both Scouts and Explorer's. Winning teams will be calculated on the fastest accumulative times of the first three runners to finish. Teams will need to have at least 3 runners to be eligible for a team prize.

Location & Directions

The location of the event will be Carneddau (ref. SO 079540), which is to the North East of Builth

Course information



The start time will be from 10.30am until 1.00pm, the course will close at 2.30pm. Anyone who hasn’t finished by then must return directly to the finish. These times may need to be adjusted once we know how many competitors have entered the competition. Because there is a minute delay between competitors starting, time slots will be allocated to each group to avoid congestion and unnecessary hanging around at the start. Once we have the spreadsheets back and worked out the number of competitors who have entered, we can then let you have your estimated time slot for your group. To endeavour in helping you with your travel arrangements could you let us know a preferred time (e.g. 11.00-11.15am) slot and if we can, we will fit you in to the nearest slot available.

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the competition; the actual time will be determined by the last runner finishing.

Entry Details

Entry is by submission of spreadsheet attached, which needs to be completed for each Scout Group and returned with payment no later than the Monday 29th April 2019 to the following address, Terry Smith, Formosa, Franksbridge, Llandrindod Wells LD1 5SA. Please make cheques payable to Mr. T.B. Smith:

The cost per competitor is £7.00, which includes a waterproof coloured map and the hire of a dibber.

No late entries will be accepted as maps have to be printed for each competitor and dibber numbers allocated against each name, which are then entered onto the database. This process is very time consuming and must be done before the competition.


  • Planner: Terry Smith
  • Organiser: Terry Smith
  • Controller:

Info for dog owners



There will be a portable toilet situated in the parking field

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Downloadable Documents

Flyer 2019, Entry form,

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Posted by Terry Smith