Blue Lightning - Activities for kids 12-18

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FOG - Focus on Girls

Occasional News Page.
Blue Lightning runs activities for kids including:
 - training camps
 - after school training
 - training at events
 - school rep training.

Beginners welcome at weekly after school and weekend navigation training. All welcome at all public events.

After school coaching for girls aged 10 and above. 3 week course held 3 times a year. A great confidence booster. Social and fun. Parents welcome.


Body & Brain

Secondary School Championships

Map Reading
Tips & Videos

Good for beginners.
School-based, school-safe. National curriculum based. Fun school sessions in class time for teachers and kids.

Annually at a public community event. Anyone can enter. There is no pre-selection. Individuals only.

Instruction videos.
How to read a map.
How to use a compass.

 ideal for beginners

Blue Lightning Information - Activities for kids 12-18

Blue Lightning Upcoming Events

Important new information for 2016 including upcoming training camps, events school selection trials and more will be loaded to the news page.

Who are the Blue Lightning?


The Blue Lightning are the Development Squad for Junior orienteers in the ACT.  Any ACT Secondary School student may join Blue Lightning.  While the members predominantly range in age from 12 to 18 years old, older members often continue to participate as mentors, while younger orienteers from around age 10 and upwards are welcome to participate if they are transitioning to more difficult (orange) courses. 

What does Blue Lightning do? 

  • Develop the skills and expertise of the Junior Orienteers in the ACT.
  • Provide regular training opportunities, both for skills and fitness, at various venues around the ACT. 
  • Coordinate social outings for team building and communication.
  • Organise an annual training camp.
  • Run the very popular Blue Lightning Cake Stall at local ACT events.
  • Raise funds and provide subsidies for juniors selected to represent the ACT at the Australian Schools Championships. 

Blue Lightning - Prospective new members

If you are a junior interested in orienteering that is aged between 12 and 18 years, or younger and starting to run orange courses, then please contact us on the email below.  Existing Blue Lightning members, please encourage eligible friends and acquaintances to consider joining the Blue Lightning too!

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