The Orienteering Foundation also made a grant to the Scottish Team in relation to the World Schools Championships. However this was to enhance the overall experience by getting the whole team together for a weekend prior to the competition. The nature of the championships is such that teams comprise athletes selected from leading schools in each class, as well as a diverse set of individuals in a ‘select’ team.
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The Junior Regional Orienteering Squads (JROS) organise summer junior training camps in Scotland and abroad. As well as improving the orienteering skills of the juniors, they aim to develop new and young coaches, so that the whole program becomes sustainable. In 2014 the Orienteering Foundation gave a grant towards this coach development aspect at the Lagganlia training camp. Quotes from some of the coaches:
The Orienteering Foundation gave a grant to help the encourage orienteers to develop their skills on the a Welsh Squad training tour to Sweden in 2011. A report from the squad stated:
In 2011 the Junior Home International was held in Northern Ireland and the Orienteering Foundation gave a grant to the organisers, Fermanagh Orienteers. The organisers explain how this helped them to involve the local community:
In 2008, BKO received a grant to enhance the British Schools Orienteering Championships. It paid for a provision of medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each class and for part payment towards certificates and commentary. These details helped juniors have an enjoyable and fulfilling competition and gave the Championships the status they deserve within the participation pathway. When asked “What did they like most about the event?” some of the responses were as follows:
In 2008, the North West Junior Squad received a grant to subsidise the costs of a training camp to Norway. Thirty-nine juniors from the North West went to make the most out of orienteering on the doorstep! The juniors took part in coaching, training events and social activities. Below are some comments from juniors on the trip: