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Category Archives: Geocaching with Kids

Groundspeak’s ‘Kitchen of Affirmation’

The kitchen at Groundspeak is stocked with pretty much the standard condiments and food you’d find in any kitchen.  The fridge is home to ketchup and mustard and some random unlabeled containers.  The corner coffeemaker generates a little morning rush hour traffic as Lackeys clamor for a cup of morning energy. But this week, Lackeys walked into the kitchen recently and walked out with more than coffee. It’s what appeared on the cabinets that gave those leaving, coffee mug in hand, with a feeling of affirmation. Letters taped to the cabinets read, “Once again your donation is making school cool” [...]

Boy Scouts Geocaching Merit Badge – Geocaching.com’s Lost & Found Video

This year, the Boy Scouts of America announced their plans for a new Geocaching Merit Badge. Watch our latest Lost & Found video to see how Boy Scout Troop 75 incorporates geocaching into their program. The scout troop from from Manhattan, Kansas also demonstrates some of the critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to earn the badge. Requirements for the Geocaching Merit Badge are available online.  The official Geocaching Merit Badge patch is in final development and expected to be released in the near future. Groundspeak is currently hosting a booth at the BSA 2010 National Scout Jamboree in [...]

Dinosaur Train Geocaching Challenge

Geocaching.com teams up with The Jim Henson Company, PBS stations, museums, zoos and aquariums across the United States to bring you the Dinosaur Train Geocaching Challenge.  The PBS children’s show Dinosaur Train encourages kids to “Go outside, get into nature and make you own discoveries!”  Now Dinosaur Train challenges families to find geocaches with fun facts about dinosaurs from the show hidden inside. Each Dinosaur Train geocache is located in a safe, easy-to-access location and features one of the dinosaurs found in the Dinosaur Train Field Guide. Team RAGAR is one of more than 300 geocachers to log a Dinosaur [...]

Kids, Geocaching and Lava – A Parent’s Guide to Geocaching with Kids

I enjoyed a three-hour geocaching adventure with Quadmommy this week.  It did, however, involve a little molten lava.  I’ll explain. Quadmommy wasn’t alone. As her name implies, Quadmommy has four kids. There’s more.  The mom from Washington State, USA, doesn’t just have four kids.  She has four boys.  And get this, all the boys are eight years old. They’re quadruplets. We can all learn from her. Quadmommy is a very patient person, who’s like an attentive director for her boys.  She’ll say, “Go there.  Stop that.  Don’t jump in the water. Put THAT DOWN!”  She’s on high alert now. The [...]

“Pirate Pete’s Plunder” GC172TB – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK May 27th 2010

Pirate Pete’s Plunder GC172TB was named Cache of the Month by the Wisconsin Geocaching Association. It’s our Geocache of the Week.  The puzzle cache captures the imagination of children and families with a compelling and fun story about tracking down pirate’s treasure. This week’s geocache was chosen from entries submitted via Twitter.  Follow us on Twitter and submit your favorite cache for consideration as Geocache of the Week.


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