New Geocaching Merit Badge Requirements


The BSA just released the requirements for the Geocaching Merit Badge.  This is a great opportunity for the Scouts in your Unit to get introduced into the fun world of Geocaching.  We have attached a PDF document to this blog post that includes the new requirements.  We have also added the Geocaching merit badge to the list of merit badges available on eTrailToEagle.com.

We are newbies when it comes to Geocaching.  Last night I took my two kids and we went searching for our first geocache.  I used my Motorola Droid.  I downloaded an application called c:geo.  This apps let’s you login to www.geocaching.com and then it uses the Droid’s GPS to find caches that are close to your current position.  My two kids absolutely loved the challenge.  We started with two simple ones and now they can’t wait for tonight as we will head out again to look for some more.

How many of you are in to geocaching?  If so, what equipment and tools do you use?  Do you have a separate GPS unit, or do you use your mobile phone with GPS?  We would love to hear your feedback.  Just leave some comments below or on our Facebook page.

Thanks!

The eTrailToEagle.com Team
http://www.eTrailToEagle.com

Printable version of the Geocache Merit Badge Requirements

http://www.usscouts.org/mb/Geocaching.asp

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