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SDONA: The Orion’s Challenge

May 17 - May 19

The Orion’s Challenge

May 17 – 19, 2024
Canfield, OH

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The Orion’s Challenge is a 2 and 1/2 day SAR scavenger hunt that is organized to simulate a search call out. The objective of this event is to give the experience of a search and all its stressors, in a controlled environment. It’s intended for individuals to gain experience with others in their field of work and learn how to solve a puzzle with other team members that might be unfamiliar. This seminar is designed for all levels of search teams (live and HRD) with or without a K-9.

Emphasis will be on the Following:

  • Team building
  • Defining search strategies
  • GPS handhelds
  • GPS collars
  • Note taking
  • Clue finding
  • Search report documentation

COST: $450 per Handler (with or without a dog)

Event will include lodging and all meals starting Friday breakfast and concluding with lunch on Sunday.

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May 17
May 19


Canfield, OH