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The Orienteering Australia Badge Scheme recognises the achievements of a consistent orienteering standard relative to one’s age-group peers.
The standard attained is recognised through a Gold, Silver or Bronze Badge. The year in which the badge qualification is achieved, and the orienteer’s age-group are included on the badge. Orienteers qualify for an OA Merit Badge by earning three credits at specific events within a two year period. The two year period commences on the date of the event at which the first credit is earned.
- Gold Credits are awarded to finishers in E and A Classes whose times are within the Winners time x 1.25.
- Silver Credits are awarded to finishers in E, A and AS Classes whose times are within the Winners time x 1.50.
- Bronze Credits are awarded to finishers in E, A, AS and B classes whose times are within the Winners time x 2.00.
The events at which badge credits may be earned are:
- Australian Long Distance, Middle Distance and Sprint Orienteering Championships;
- Australian 3-Days; Long Distance Orienteering Championships of ACT, NSW, Queensland, SA, Tasmania, Victoria and WA;
- Nominated Orienteering Australia controlled badge events; and any other special event or Orienteering Australia controlled event as approved by Orienteering Australia.