Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cache to Scouting - Geocaching Event 2012


Cache to Scouting
Geocaching Event 2012

i am at the beginning stages of planning a Geocaching event for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for some time next year. I will hold the event in Houma, Louisiana and i would also welcome Girl Scouts if any of you know any Girl Scout troop leaders.

As most of you know, The Boy Scouts of America now have a Geocaching Merit Badge. I would like to help the older Boy Scout age boys earn the Geocaching Merit Badge, and simply introduce the younger Cub Scouts to what Geocaching is all about.

My intent in posting it here is to get input from avid Geocachers as to what time of the year next year would work best (i'm thinking Spring or Fall, as Summer would be WAY too hot). Also, if you would like to volunteer to help with this event, i would welcome any and all help (Special thanks to Bamboozle for helping me with my last event). I would also welcome any ideas for games, projects or any other ideas. I am hoping to find some sponsors (outdoor outfitters, electronic retailers, etc) that would be willing to donate towards having a special patch made for the attending youth and the adult volunteers.

The requirements for the Geocaching Merit Badge can be found here: meritbadge.org/wiki/images/1/17/Geocaching.pdf

Feel free to look them over and see if any aspect is something you feel you would like to help out with.

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