ESOC

Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

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Membership information

We would like to encourage you to consider joining our orienteering club. ESOC is a friendly, active club, which promotes and organises orienteering events around Edinburgh.

Membership Options

There are three membership options, British membership, Scottish membership or ESOC Group membership:

1. British membership

Joining Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club (ESOC), the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) and British Orienteering.

Best suited to those who want to take part in orienteering events across Scotland, the UK, and potentially internationally. You can take on any club, event official or coaching role if suitably qualified.

2. Scottish membership

Joining Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club (ESOC) and the Scottish Orienteering Association (SOA) only.

Best suited to those who only wish to orienteer in their local region of Scotland. There are some limitations on entering some larger competitions and taking on coaching and official roles. Click here for more information on the different memberships.

3. ESOC Group membership

Joining Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club (ESOC) 

This membership option is available for bona fide school groups and other types of groups (Scouts, Guides etc), for more information click here.

Costs of Membership

The fees given below provide membership from the date of joining until 31st December 2018.

Membership Category

British Membership Fee

Scottish Membership Fee

Senior (born in 1997 or earlier)

£24.00

£14.00

Junior (born in 1998 or later)

£9.30

£6.00

Family (Up to 2 adults and any junior family members living at the same address)

£48.00

£28.00

How to Join

Senior or Junior Membership

For British or Scottish, Senior or Junior membership the easiest way to join is by their websites directly:

British: https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/join

Scottish: https://www.scottish-orienteering.org/soa/membership

Family Membership

For British or Scottish family membership this should only be completed directly with ESOC by filling out an ESOC membership application form, to obtain the family discount. Please print and fill in the ESOC membership application form (British - .docx  or .pdf or Scottish - .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:

Jeni & Mark Rowe, 35 Netherbank, Edinburgh, EH16 6YR

It is possible to join ESOC as a family via the British Orienteering website, but this is not recommended, because the online mechanisms will overcharge you.

Advantages of Joining as a British Member

  • Reduced entry fees at events at all events nationally (including local events)
  • Regular training sessions for adults and older juniors

These are suitable for people with all levels of orienteering skills, including beginners. In the winter, the weekly training is a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions focusing on fitness. In the spring and autumn it then moves completely outdoors to concentrate more on orienteering skills..

  • Regular training sessions for juniors (ESOA)

These are held roughly monthly and again cater for all orienteering levels. Children from roughly age 6 upwards are invited.

  • Social events with an orienteering flavour

These are held monthly and include an optional fun orienteering element, followed by food/drink and a chat.

  • Bimonthly club newsletter 

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. The newsletters are available via email, unless a paper copy is requested.

  • Quarterly Scottish Orienteering Association magazine

The SOA magazine, SCORE, includes news and views about orienteering throughout Scotland. It is produced in full-colour electronic form, available on the SOA website, and a link to each new issue is emailed to all SOA members. A paper version is also available on request.

  • Regular emails to notify members of forthcoming events and other orienteering news
  • Discount at Edinburgh running shops and British orienteering partners
  • Access to British Orienteering Incentive Schemes
  • Public Liability Insurance when participating in events and activities registered with British Orienteering

Advantages of Joining as a Scottish Member

  • Reduced entry fees at Scottish events (including local events)
  • Regular training sessions for adults and older juniors

These are suitable for people with all levels of orienteering skills, including beginners. In the winter, the weekly training is a mix of indoor and outdoor sessions focusing on fitness. In the spring and autumn it then moves completely outdoors to concentrate more on orienteering skills..

  • Regular training sessions for juniors (ESOA)

These are held roughly monthly and again cater for all orienteering levels. Children from roughly age 6 upwards are invited.

  • Social events with an orienteering flavour

These are held monthly and include an optional fun orienteering element, followed by food/drink and a chat.

  • Bimonthly club newsletter 

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. The newsletters are available via email, unless a paper copy is requested.

  • Quarterly Scottish Orienteering Association magazine

The SOA magazine, SCORE, includes news and views about orienteering throughout Scotland. It is produced in full-colour electronic form, available on the SOA website, and a link to each new issue is emailed to all SOA members. A paper version is also available on request.

  • Regular emails to notify members of forthcoming events and other orienteering news
  • Discount at Edinburgh running shops and Scottish orienteering partners
  • Public Liability Insurance when participating in events and activities registered with Scottish Orienteering