James Ray Scout Reservation
Sat., Jan. 14, 2023
Join us at scenic James Ray Scout Reservation on the shores of Lake Texoma as we welcome the new year. Just a few miles down the road from All Saints Camp, this venue also offers a wide variety of forest and terrain with an extensive trail system. The northern part of the camp has lots of campground features to navigate, while the south side is more un-groomed and natural. It’s a great place to race or just stroll and admire the beauty of nature.
E-Punch Coordinator: Gene Wernette
We’ll be offering the following courses:
Yellow: Experienced beginners
Brown: Short advanced
Green: Medium-length advanced
Red: Long advanced
Unless stated otherwise, we’ll offer the full slate of NTOA classes. Classes are determined by age bracket for competitive individuals and +/- age 19 for Recreational (two or more people) and Competitive (two people) teams.
Scoring: All courses will be using the E-punch system. Bring your own or rent one from us. Punch-cards should be used only if an e-punch fails at a control.
Scouts: A BSA Merit Badge clinic will be offered. Please see schedule and contact BSA Liaison Ralph Courtney for details.
Schedule & Instructions
Please be sure to check the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. We hold events rain or shine, but we have unfortunately had to cancel events due to high water at this venue in the past.
|9:00 – 10:30 am||Registration open|
|9:00 – 9:30 am||Boy Scout merit badge briefing|
|9:30-9:45 am||Beginner’s Clinic – Open to All!|
|10:00 – 11:30 am||Orienteers start on each course at one-minute intervals|
|10:30 am – 2:00 pm||Results are calculated as runners finish and download|
|2:00 pm||Courses close – Awards Ceremony|
|2:00 – 4:00 pm||Control pick-up: Volunteer and get a little extra practice|
Individuals (1 person navigating on their own):
Only individuals can officially compete (awards for top 3 in each class) at NTOA events. But even if you’re doing it on your own just for recreation, please sign up as a (competitive) individual. Members and youth (Aged 19 and under) pay reduced event fees. There’s a $3 surcharge for adult day-of-race entries. So join NTOA and pre-register! Fee covers 1 map. E-punch is required — bring your own or rent from us.
|Juniors (age 19 and under)||$10|
|NTOA (and other O clubs) members||$15|
Recreational Teams (2-5 people navigating together):
Rec teams aren’t eligible for awards, but all of the fun! Base fee covers the first 2 team members and 2 maps. Add people/map for $5 each. Kids aged 8 and under are free (after first 2 team members paid). There’s a $3 surcharge for day-of-race entries, and extra maps may not be available. One e-punch required — bring your own or rent from us.
|Each Rec team (first 2 people)||$17|
|Extra person (over age 8) – includes map||$5|
Competitive Teams (2 people navigating together):
New for this season: Competitive teams of two people, working together. Fee includes 2 maps. There’s a $3 surcharge for day-of-race entries. One e-punch required — bring your own or rent from us. In the dropdown labeled Competitor, select “Competitive Team” instead of Male or Female.
|Junior Competitive Team (2 juniors)||$20|
Adult Member Competitive
Team (2 adults)
|Adult Non-Member Competitive Team (2 adults)||$40|
Online pre-registration is important! We use the pre-registration numbers to determine how many pre-printed maps to produce for each event. Limited maps available day of race. In particular, group leaders, please pre-register or drop the Registrar an email to talk about your group’s size. Pre-registration is FREE and opens about 10 days before each event. So please take a moment to do it. Thanks!
Questions about registration? Contact the NTOA Registrar. For questions on other event matters, contact the Meet Director (listed above).
Instructions: Select one of the options below to register yourself, the students of your school group, or your fun recreational team. Clicking on one of the buttons will take you to our separate NTOA Registration website. See venue limits and current number of registrants.
Pre-registration for this awesome event has closed.
Competitive: Individuals & Teams
Competitive: Large Group
Enter 1 individual at a time (even if you’re an individual just doing it for fun, register here), or , or 2 people working together as a competitive team.
Enter 1-20 competitive individuals from the same group (e.g., school, club, Scout troop, JROTC unit).
Enter 1 recreational team (min. 2 people; max 5 people) — no awards, just fun!
See who’s registered
- Take US 75 north to Sherman.
- Take exit 63 onto US 82 and go west (left) 4.8 miles.
- Take exit 636 onto TX 289 and go north (right) 5 miles to Pottsboro.
- Turn left (west) onto FM 120 and go 5 miles.
- Turn left (west) onto Locust Road. There are several signs at this corner including one for James Ray Scout Reservation. Continue on Locust Rd. for 1.6 miles.
- At the stop sign, turn right (north) onto Mill Creek Rd and go 2 miles to the James Ray Scout Reservation entrance.
From Fort Worth
- Take I-35W north to Denton.
- Continue north on I-35 to Gainesville.
- Take exit 498 onto US 82 and go east (right) 27 miles.
- Take exit 636 onto TX 289 and go north (left) 5 miles to Pottsboro.
- Turn left (west) onto FM 120 and go 5 miles.
- Turn left (west) onto Locust Road. There are several signs at this corner including one for Camp James Ray. Continue on Locust Rd. for 1.6 miles.
- At the stop sign, turn right (north) onto Mill Creek Rd and go 2 miles to the Camp James Ray entrance.