JROTC Championship Series - Rules
- Competitors will all run as individuals. Anyone from the same team caught
together will be disqualified. If someone from your team is at a control marker,
you must wait until they punch and move away before punching in.
- Controls must be visited in order starting from one. If you accidentally
discover a control out of sequence, do not punch it.
- Competitors with punches out of sequence will be disqualified.
- Competitors with missing or more than one punch in the box will be disqualified.
- If a competitor loses their punch card they are disqualified.
- Punches not clearly punched, i.e.. wet, torn or not all the way thru, will be disqualified.
- If a competitor is caught tampering with the controls in anyway, their
entire school will be disqualified.
- Competitors will not shout, whistle, clap or aid in any fashion another
competitor in locating a control. Nor will they attempt to mislead another
competitor using the same techniques.
- Orienteering is a low impact sport. Competitors who purposefully damage
vegetation or harass the wildlife will be disqualified.
- There is a maximum of three hours to complete the course. All competitors
must check in and out at the start/finish table.
- A compass, watch and map are the only authorized navigation tools.
GPS, radios, or cell phones are not to be used except in emergencies.
In an emergancy, blow 3 short blasts on your whistle. Repeat after a few seconds.
- Know the Safety Bearing before starting the course.
- If it is not printed on your Control Description sheet, or on other event
materials - ask the nearest FLO/JROTC host event official for guidance.
- Be certain everyone in your group understands before setting out.