Hey Scouters! Happy summertime to all of you. I hope this finds you well and enjoying the fruits of a year well-spent. I’m sure many of you are gearing up to plan for the Scouting year ahead, and if you’re a Girl Scout Troop Leader looking for a little help, I hope this is it.
This spring, my husband and I were asked to lead a local GSUSA Troop in earning their Geocacher Badge at our local library. We had a great time coming up with the materials to complete this badge, putting all of our Geocaching skills to great use, and even having the Scouts find our library cache on-site. It was an awesome opportunity and we hope we’ll be asked back again to lead more Scouts on this adventure.
The presentation went over so well, I thought it might be useful to someone else in the coming years. It’s free for you to use – just make a copy and edit away. >> LWS – GSUSA Geocacher Badge Slides
Please let me know in the comments if you used the Geocacher Google Slides to help your Troop ear their badge and how it went. Did you check out the trackable we launched? Did you launch your own? What Geocache did your Troop find together? Tell me everything.
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Kids Stuff: Geocaching Adventures
If you boil it down to the very basic gist of the thing, Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt. “Geo” literally means “relating to the Earth” and a “cache” is an item or collection of items hidden from plain sight or in an inaccessible place. Put them together and you’re searching the Earth for hidden treasures. If that doesn’t spark your interest, I implore you to keep reading.
Kids Stuff: All About Geocaching Adventure Labs
If ever there has been a perfect time to get into Geocaching, it’s right now. All summer long, brand new cachers have started popping up on the scene, looking for new and fun ways to get their families out of isolation and into the wide, wide world. Groundspeak, knowing their game naturally appeals to the more, shall we say, introverted decided to take this opportunity to reinvent Lab Caches. Way back when, Lab Caches were a cache type that involved exploring an area and answering questions about it on a separate website, much the way the new Adventure Lab Caches work.