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casinoman
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:55 am    Post subject: Boy Scouts and Caching Reply with quote

I don't know if any of you work with the Boy Scouts but here is something intresting that I thought you might like to here.

The Boy Scouts in Northern Star counciel have started a new thing at there summer camp. ( Many Point )
This year GeoCaching will be offered as a fun acitivity for the boys to try. I have told the guys in my troop and they will be tring it when we head up there the fist full week in July.

I just thouhgt this was cool.
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I'd be curious to hear how it goes. My son's troop has their own summer camp and has asked me to put something similar together. Their camp is Mid-July
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casinoman
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KRedEP wrote:
Hey, I'd be curious to hear how it goes. My son's troop has their own summer camp and has asked me to put something similar together. Their camp is Mid-July



I will post a reply when we get back from camp we leave July 6th and are back the 12th.

But from what I read in our local chapter paper the boys are going to have a chance to use a camp GPS and find some caches that the camp put out and (by the way it sounded ) some that other scouts have placed.
Because the artical said they could place one when they were done.

So I will be bringing some premade containers with scout swag just to help out camp and get this ball rolling better.

Im hoping that it will stick and the guys have fun with it.
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Draconisdax
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been doing something similar with the local 4-H groups at their summer camp down here for the past two years now. Works out really well!!!
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casinoman
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well we are home and what a week at camp. storms and storm shelters.
what fun. The geocaching thing at camp is working great. after the staff taught the boys more abot caching and asked for any advice I could give. we went for a walk and a cache. They have them set up kind of like a mix of a multi and a mystery. You find the first spot and it gives you a hint of a building onr spot in camp coupled with a compass reading. This one had four stops with difrent hints on how to use the compass, and the GPS in all a well rounded cache. The boys were able to set up a cache of there own. The staff was surprised when I took out a few of my own to help out the cause. We even put in a fun one. All the boys that went with got a camp coin and loved the time they spent as a troop. In all it was a great time.
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