BAOC Wilderness Scramble Series

The Scramble is simple: 30 checkpoints. Up to 3 hours. How many can your team find? Each event is a cross-country navigation adventure.

The 2014 Wilderness Scramble Series

This year's events are being planned. Check back here later.

The 2013 Wilderness Scramble Series

Come to one, or do them all!

Want even more wilderness fun? Check out the BAOC TrailCross Series.

Note to Event Directors and Course Setters: Be sure to review the Event Planning Checklist for "regular" orienteering events and the Wilderness Scramble Checklist.

Who can take part?

All are welcome, and the BAOC Scrambles are perfect for beginners! These events are for the type of person who enjoys an adventurous hike through the hills, and isn't afraid to try venturing off trail. Teams may consist of 1 to 5 members.

Solo competitors should have previous experience, and youth must participate in teams. Juniors under 16 (under 13 at the S.F. Presidio) should be accompanied by an adult.

The Rules

What to Bring



You may also like to bring a camp chair, and a warm jacket, so you'll be comfortable during the post-race party. We'll provide some light snacks and water before the award ceremony.

How to Take Part

Find registration information at each of the event websites. Be sure to preregister early, as some events have capped attendance. You don't need to be a club member to participate, but membership is very affordable and includes registration discounts.