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Buffalo Orienteering Club

The Buffalo Orienteering Club (BOC) was established to connect people with a common enthusiasm for using topographical maps and compasses to navigate their surroundings. BOC also incorporates some challenges into its navigational exercises by adding various thought provoking elements to the mix.

By using flags as markers (called controls) orienteers are tasked with locating the controls that make up a course. Some people attempt to accomplish the actions as quickly as they can, while others simply enjoy locating the controls at a leisurely pace. In the end, the courses are designed to appeal to people who enjoy being outdoors, while navigating their surroundings.

Those interested in being part of this fun group can either join this Facebook group to learn more about the outings, or they can become a club member on (currently over 100 members).

The next scheduled BOC event is set for Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Cherry Blossom Challenge Orienteering Meet | 11:00 AM | The Buffalo History Museum | 25 Nottingham Ct, Buffalo, NY | Follow the “Orienteering” signs |Registration is behind the Buffalo History Museum on Nottingham Terrace near Elmwood Avenue | Event takes place during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival | See Facebook event for more info

To learn more about all of the scheduled events, click on this page.

Members of the club pay a membership fee ($15 per year for individuals, $20 per year for families) and one of the perks of that membership is lower meet fees. All meet fees collected from everyone who attends goes to the club to support club events/supplies/map printing costs etc.

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