Geocaching Merit Badge
Am I alone in thinking it’s WAY cool that the Boy Scouts of America have a merit badge for geocaching? How awesome is that?!
Part of the requirements are:
Explain the following terms used in geocaching: waypoint, log, cache, accuracy, difficulty and terrain ratings, attributes, trackable. Choose five additional terms to explain to your counselor.
I’m glad to see this badge isn’t JUST finding or placing a cache!
You can read more at Boy Scouts of America. I wonder if the Girl Scouts have something similar…Earn your #geocaching merit badge! @boyscouts Click To Tweet
April 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
I know that a lot of 4-H clubs also include geocaching into their requirements/activities. I have a co-worker who had to go out with his daughter to find a certain amount of geocaches for a 4-H project. That co-worker vehemently hates geocaching for whatever reason.
October 24, 2016 @ 7:37 am
I know I’m late in joining the conversation, but geocaching is also part of the Webelos (Cub Scout) requirements for their Arrow of Light. It’s a simple requirement to find a geocache, but it opens the door to basic geocaching. Also the Boy Scouts of America are supporters of geocaching, and have a website called geoscouting.com that helps leaders incorporate geocaching and use of GPS into scouting activities. I went to a small geocaching event over the weekend, and the way our host began geocaching was because of the merit badge and scouting!