LOC family project report
A year ago we awarded a grant to Lakeland Orienteering Club to support a "family project" aimed at lowering the age demographic of the club. Here we bring you their year one report!
The project has a short term objective to stimulate interest and improve the orienteering skills in all the family members who participate in the project. The longer term objective is to increase the number of adults aged 20-50 and juniors who participate in events and who become members of LOC. A huge amount has already been done in year through family orienteering weekend events, workshops, town trails, mapruns, incentive awards and mailing lists. The project is also taking steps to become self-sustaining in future, but upskilling members through coaching, ensuring a pathway for juniors, and creating more mapped areas to use. Going into the second year the project looks to consolidate with more of what is working, and look to turn newcomers into regular orienteers and club members.
For the full report see here.