For the 100th Anniversary Celebration, the BSA is tapping into the fun and excitement of geocaching. Through Get in the Game! geocaching events are now being planned across the Northern Lights Council and America. Scouts and non-Scouts alike will be able to search for prizes in this fast-paced outdoor quest. It’s a great way to share Scouting skills — and adventure — with today’s tech savvy kids and adults.
What is geocaching?
Put simply, it’s a high-tech treasure hunt. Players hide containers, called "caches" or "geocaches," outdoors and then share the coordinates. Then, other players seek them out using GPS navigation devices. It’s fun, challenging, and interesting for individuals, families, and groups. Check out www.geocaching.com for general information on geocaching!
Get in the Game!
The Boy Scouts of America has developed five geocaching activities for local Councils to participate in for the Get in the Game! program.
• Pillars of Scouting — "Travel Bugs®" that will go from cache to cache around the Council and Nation to highlight core Scouting values.
• Cache to Eagle® — BSA local Scouting districts across America will be hiding caches to showcase some of Scouting’s great gifts to America, Eagle Scout service project sites.
• Treasures of Scouting — Caches around the Council and Country that will showcase Scouting people and programs: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Scouting Alumni, and Volunteers.
• Race to 2010 — Pinewood Derby cars will soon be zooming around the nation! More information coming soon.
• Cache In Trash Out — Partnering with Geocaching.com, a single day of service throughout America is in the works and now being planned. More information and thedate will be announced soon.
Geocachers — want to help Scouts in the Northern Lights Council Get in the Game?
If you’re an active geocacher interested in helping Scouts and Scouters let us know. Contact the 100th Anniversary Staff Adviser at the Northern Lights Council, BSA at 877-293-5011 to enroll in the 100th Anniversary National Leadership Team. Help bring the fun and adventure of geocaching to the youth in our community!
Scouting builds: Character, Leadership, Achievement, Service to Others and Appreciation for the Outdoors. Be a Scout! Re-connect and re-engage with Scouting at www.BSAALUMNI.org