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Activity: Collect the Controls

Teams attempt to visit and ‘collect’ as many orienteering control points as possible within a given time.


  • Team members use their orienteering maps to locate control points.
  • When the game starts, they must visit as many as possible and ‘collect’ them by recording information from each one.
  • The team that has collected the most control points at the end of the game are the winners.

    Key Facts

  • OAA
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
  • Key Stage 4
  • Orienteering
  • Activity Sheet Download Required
  • Orienteering Control Markers Required
  • Orienteering Map Required
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Activity Plan

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Activity Sheet

.docx4 MB


Marker Images

.pdf122 KB