Spring-O 2024

Clements Scout Ranch

Spring-O with Longhorn BSA Council
Date: Sat.-Sun., Mar. 23-24, 2024
Location: Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, Bridgeport, TX (Map)

After several years of short events, Spring-O is once again a two-day affair! Co-sponsored by NTOA and the Longhorn Council BSA, the event is open to all Scouts and Scouters, NTOA members, JROTC units, orienteering clubs and the general public! The meet attracts competitors from around the state. Come enjoy the challenging terrain of the Sid Richardson Scout Ranch near Bridgeport.

Format: Classic -- winners are based on combined times from Saturday and Sunday. You don't have to sign up for both days; you can run just Saturday or just Sunday if you want. But no prizes for one-day participants.

Tent Camping: Tent spaces with access to outdoor toilets are available. To make your camping reservation, please visit the Longhorn Council registration site:

General Info

Event Officials

Meet Director: Marc McCauley | Meet director notes  (PDF)
Course Setter: Gene Wernette | Course setter notes (PDF)

E-Punch Coordinator: Gene Wernette
Assisting School: TBD (Contact Stan Darnell if interested)


We’ll be offering the following courses:
White: Easiest
Yellow: Experienced beginners
Orange: Intermediate
Brown: Short advanced
Green: Medium-length advanced
Red: Long advanced

Classes: 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.

See a listing of all the NTOA classes. (PDF)

Scoring: E-punch is required for all courses and classes, including Recreational Teams. If you own one, enter your e-punch number when you register. Otherwise, you can rent one from us for $3 per day.


Please be sure to check this website, the NTOA Facebook Page or Group for last-minute schedule changes. We hold events rain or shine. Note: Start times are not assigned -- proceed to Start area; starts are first-come, first-served every minute.

7:00-9:00 pmCheck in: for Campers only
9:00–11:00 amRegistration open
9:00–9:30 amBSA Merit Badge Clinic
9:30-9:45 amBeginner-level Clinic
10:00-11:00 amAdult Leader Clinic -- getting the most out of orienteering meets
10:00–10:15 amIntermediate-level Clinic
10:00 amDay 1 First Start time (Note: 10-minute walk from Dining Hall)
4:00 pmCourses closed – All runners must be back
~4:00 pmControl pick-up starts
7:30 pmNight-O Briefing (assemble at Dining Hall)
8:00 pmNight-O Start
9:30 pm Night-O Finish
9:00 amDay 2 First Start time (Note: 2-minute walk from Dining Hall)
1:30 pm Courses closed - All runners must be back
~1:30 pm Control pick-up starts
2:30 pmAwards Ceremony (Dining Hall)

Event Fees

Individuals (1 person navigating on their own):

All individuals should register under Competitive, even if you’re just doing it for fun and not angling for a top-3 placing and award. Members and youth (Aged 19 and under) pay reduced event fees. We reserve the right to charge 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.

Competitor TypeOne-Day Fees (either day)Two-Day Fees
Juniors (age 19 and under)$15$30
Adults: NTOA (and other O clubs) members$20$40
Adults: Non-members$25$50
E-punch Rental$3$6

Recreational Teams (2 or more people navigating together non-competitively):

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). We reserve the right to add 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.

Recreational TeamsOne-Day Fees (either day)Two-Day Fees
First two team members$25$50
Each additional team member (age 8+)$10$20
E-punch rental$3$6

Competitive Teams (2 or more people navigating competitively):

Competitive teams of two people, working together. Fee includes 2 maps. We reserve the right to add 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/Female.

Competitive TeamsOne-Day Fees (either day)Two-Day Fees
Junior Competitive Team (2 people up to age 19)$30$60
Adult Member Competitive
Team (2 people age 20+)
Adult Non-Member Competitive Team (2 people age 20+)$50$100
E-punch rental$3$6


We use the pre-registration numbers to determine how many pre-printed maps to produce for each event. 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.

Note: If you don’t belong to a club/school or yours isn’t listed on the Registration site, please choose Other, Other O Club or Other School. Thanks!

Pre-Registration is closed.


Register Here

Enter 1 individual (competitive or not) or competitive team at a time.


Register Here

Enter 1-20 individuals from the same group (e.g., school, club, Scout group, JROTC unit).


Register Here

Enter 1 rec team (min. 2 people; max 5 people).

Who's participating? See list by:




Note that it's about 5 miles from the ranch entrance to the meet headquarters.

Street address: Boy Scout Road, Bridgeport, TX 76426