Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

Group membership information

You do not need to be a member of a club to participate in orienteering, but joining an orienteering club brings many benefits. As well as information and social events, membership gives contact with people who will share their enthusiasm for the sport, and their experience, giving support and guidance when needed. If you wish to join ESOC, you will be very welcome.

We would like to encourage your group to consider joining our orienteering club.

Cost of Membership

The fee of £18 provides membership from the date of joining until 31st December 2024.

How to Join

Please join directly with ESOC by printing and completing the ESOC group membership application form (.docx or .pdf).

Send your completed form, with a cheque for the appropriate amount (see above), made payable to “ESOC”, to the ESOC Membership Secretary:

Martin Caldwell, 15 Lanark Road West, Currie, Edinburgh. EH14 5LB

Advantages of Joining as a Group Member

  • Advice and support from ESOC for orienteering activities in your school/group
  • Suggestions for simple orienteering games for the gym or playground
  • Use of the orienteering maps of Edinburgh parks that are owned by ESOC
  • The opportunity to use the Club’s electronic punching system, provided the equipment is not needed for the Club’s own activities at the time
  • Regular email communications to your Contact Person with news of schools/group orienteering activity in the Edinburgh and Lothians area
  • Mentoring for teachers who decide to take the Teaching Orienteering CPD course
  • Free copies of the ESOC newsletters, Capital O and, specifically for juniors, Ozone.
    Our newsletter, Capital-O, reports on recent events and gives information about forthcoming events, as well as news and features about what some of our members have been up to. The newsletter is accompanied by The O-Zone, aimed at juniors and highlighting their achievements. One copy of the newsletter will be sent out to each group as well as an email giving access to the electronic version.
  • Reduced entry fees for you, your pupils/group members at ESOC’s local events*

*Note on attending events. It will be necessary to reproduce your school/group membership card for staff or pupils and their families to show at the Event Registration desk in order to receive a reduced fee. Contact your ESOC Contact Person (email hidden; JavaScript is required) for any further information on attending events.