Program Feature: GEOCACHING

Geocaching Information Troop Meetings Main Event

Geocaching

A Worldwide Game of Hide and Seek

GPS receivers in hand, your team races across the park toward a large picnic pavilion. You know there’s a geocache hidden nearby, but your only clue to its precise location is the cryptic statement “You are getting warmer.” Suddenly, one of your Scouts runs over and starts examining some nearby barbecue grills. And there, attached to the  the post of one of them, he finds the small cache.

Welcome to geocaching, a sport that combines land navigation using maps and GPS receivers with problem solving and competition. In geocaching, participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. Often, there are tiny trade items you can take away as souvenirs.

Geocaching is often described as a “game of high-tech hide and seek.” It’s a fun way to spend a day or a weekend and to practice important Scouting skills.

Geocaching Information Troop Meetings Main Event

For Adult and Youth Boy Scout Leaders