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Team V3
10-06-2009, 10:14 AM
A friend of mine is den leader for a troop of cub scouts. He wants to do a thing about geocaching with them and asked if I could help with that. If there was anything that you guys and gals feel should be brought up with the kids, what would it be?

benandtina
10-06-2009, 10:17 AM
I think this would be a good opportunity to talk about first aid, teach the technology aspect (maybe explain how the GPSr works) and maybe some crafts time to make sig items.

squirrelcache
10-06-2009, 10:24 AM
Compass work ties in well w/geocaching.......find some heavy tree cover. Projecting a waypoint is fun too.

brdad
10-06-2009, 10:28 AM
cache in trash out!

Team V3
10-06-2009, 10:33 AM
I am not sure how much time he is going to spend on caching but I was kind of thinking of the CITO as well... Just talking about the positive impacts of caching but doing the basics before I get to much into the more complex. Once they like it they can take it further. My friend does not cache so maybe it will be a chance for him to learn it as well. Then he can really take it a lot further.

hollora
10-06-2009, 12:43 PM
You may find this Cache to Eagle Series link interesting - http://www.geoscouting.com/cache2eagle.html

There are at least 2 caches at the Scout Camp in Eddington too.

attroll
10-06-2009, 01:33 PM
Definitely need to talk about LNT, Leave No Trace.

hollora
10-06-2009, 03:15 PM
Definitely need to talk about LNT, Leave No Trace.

That's a great suggestion - and they have a website with resources. I know when Hiram has had his event they sent him things.

Team V3
10-06-2009, 03:38 PM
Thank you all for the ideas. I will have to mention these all to my friend. It is his thing, but I will let you all know how it goes!

Ekidokai
10-07-2009, 12:21 PM
Don't forget the age old advice. Don't eat yellow snow.

attroll
10-07-2009, 12:28 PM
Leave No Trace www.lnt.org (http://www.lnt.org)