The Blue Sparks are the group of parents and coaches who provide activities like Map Mates and SC-ORE, for Primary School aged children AND their parents. We are part of Orienteering ACT and we teach parents as well as children. While the children predominantly range in age from 7 to 13, children who are older and younger are welcome to take part. Blue Lightning is our older cousin. We have cool shirts for sale if you want one.
Blue Sparks Programs
⭐ Ideal "starter" pack. 4 week adventure series. Every May and October. Teams of 1-4. Perfect for beginners. Parents welcome.
FOG - Focus on Girls
The training group for women and girls. 3 week course held twice a year. A great confidence booster. Social and fun. Parents welcome.
⭐ Good for beginners. School-based, school-safe. Exciting team relay. Before school for 4 weeks. Twice a year. Teams of 4. Electronic timing.
⭐ Ideal for beginners
Blue Sparks Annual Calendar
|February||Summer Wednesday Evening Twilight series resumes. Easy courses available.|
|March||SC-ORE mini inter-school competition. Before school.|
|April||Summer Twilight series ends|
|May||Winter Saturday Map Mates series begins.|
|June||Winter Saturday & Sunday events continue. Easy courses available.|
|September||Winter Saturday series concludes.|
|October||Summer Wednesday Map Mates series begins|
|October / November||SC-ORE mini inter-shool competition. Before school.|
|November||Annual Blue Sparks Weekend Bush Camp – held annually since 2007.|
|November||Annual Primary School Champs|
Join Blue Sparks
If you are a child or parent interested in orienteering then you can be part of Blue Sparks. We like you to become a financial member but it is not essential to start with. Most children start with a Very Easy course. Most parents start with an Easy course.
Send an email to and ask for Blue Sparks.