About QOC

Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC) is the largest and most active orienteering club in the nation. We've been orienteering in local parks throughout the Maryland, Virginia and D.C area for 55 years. To find out more about us visit:

Quantico Orienteering Club's History

Orienteering was incorporated into the curriculum of the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Academy at Quantico, Virginia in the summer of 1967. Soon thereafter Marines at Quantico from outside the Academy took up orienteering primarily to form teams to compete against other military services as well as in international military orienteering competitions. In 1970, the Quantico orienteers organized into a club and included interested parties from outside the base. Gradually the club evolved into a community based organization and severed its official ties to the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, and for many years now has been a 100% volunteer powered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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