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Get in the Game! with Geocaching

Give kids a palm-size computer, tell them to hunt for hidden treasure, and watch them go! That's just what we do through geocaching, a high-tech scavenger hunt that's already adding excitement to outdoor Scouting programs nationwide.

The premise of the game is simple: Players hide and seek containers-called "caches" or "geocaches"-outdoors using GPS navigation devices. Then, they go online to Geocaching.com to report what they've found and give clues to others that might want to seek what they just hid.

On top of being an exciting way to introduce new youth to Scouting, Get in the Game! activities teach valuable lessons that parents will appreciate. Lessons like leadership, problem solving, cooperation, and teamwork.

In addition to the thousands of publicly hidden caches, there are twelve tags hidden on Falley Scout Reservation for units to find on a fun afternoon or weekend campout.  These tags are moved each year, and will give you a tour of camp as well as a great activity.

For more information on geocaching, the new merit badge, or the tags hidden at Falley Scout Reservation, contact Gary Elsbernd at geoscouting@elsbernd.com

GeoScouting Links

Introduction to GeoScouting

Geocaching Resources

GeoScouting Tags at Camp Jayhawk - REHIDDEN MARCH 2014

Geocaching Rules

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