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2019 Club Re-charter Forms -
Clubs are encouraged to complete the rechartering forms (use either Word file or PDF) and return them via email to Sandy Fillebrown (see instructions). Please note additional paperwork is needed if your club does not have a 501(c)(_) determination letter on file. Also, we are asking clubs to designate which of their members is the club's Safe Sport representative (there can be more than one). This will be a requirement in 2020. We encourage you to read all pages thoroughly. 




Orienteering USA (OUSA) Junior Safety Handbook -
Full handbook plus 2-page summary document. NOTE: Strategies 1, 3 and 8 have been superseded by the 2018 Abuse and Misconduct Policy. The rest of the Handbook will be updated in 2019.
Orienteering USA Course Design Guidelines -
Guidelines for national level meets, and for local events which can be more loosely structured.


Bylaws - 2014 changes proposed -
-- edited version showing deletions and additions.



Coaching Certification Level 3 -
Application for Level 3 orienteering coaching certification
Coaching Certification Level 1 -
Application for Level 1 orienteering coaching certification
Coaching Certification Level 2 -
Application for Level 2 orienteering coaching certification
Volunteer survey report -
Summary report of responses to the 2011-12 Volunteer Survey


2011 Agendas for Board Meetings pre and post-AGM -
August 3 (pre-AGM) and August 4 (post-AGM) meeting agendas
Starts Goals - from the strategic plan -
Strategic plan goals for increasing starts. Document includes areas of focus divided between board members.


Mission Statement -
Our mission is to:Increase participation in the sport.Teach map reading and navigation skills.Promote enjoyment of, and respect for, the environment.Establish world-class competitive excellence within our national team programs.adopted 24 October 2011