Boy Scouts of America show off new geocaching merit badge


“For Boy Scouts who are geocaching enthusiasts, a merit badge that rewards their passion is icing on the cake. For guys who haven’t experienced geocaching, the merit badge represents the perfect opportunity to ‘Get in the Game’ – the BSA’s centennial-year program meant to fire boys up for geocaching.”

Here are just some of the great things that Scouts will learn while earning their Geocaching merit badge:
*Precautions necessary to have a safe time while searching for geocaches
*Geocaching etiquette and how the principles of Leave No Trace apply
*Geocaching terms
*How GPS technology works
*Steps for finding and logging a cache

“But it isn’t all ‘classroom work.’ The majority of the merit badge involves Scouts searching for geocaches. They’ll also have the opportunity to create and hide their own caches.”

To learn more about geocaching, visit and check out this quick video on being more efficient and more environmentally friendly through paperless geocaching.

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