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 [...]
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 [...]
Editor’s Note: Kiet and Jill Callies (kietc) along with their daughter visited Groundspeak HQ on June 18th, 2010. It was their 1001st straight day of geocaching. The journey began on September 22, 2007 and ended that day at HQ. Kiet authored this guest blog. This is his story. These are his words. Here’s what you can learn from a team that completed a geocaching streak of 1001 days. When we started our streak on September 22, 2007, it was a reboot of a previous 41-day streak, broken by work commitments, which just whetted our whistles for the big one. No [...]
“Mingo” GC30 survives at the oldest active cache. This Terrain 1, Difficulty 1 geocache sits right off the interstate in Western Kansas. It was placed on May 11th, 2000. The cache has been logged more the 1,700 times since then. “Mingo” is a must-log for many geocachers and billed as a “quick stop for a long trip.” The Kansas Stasher placed the cache. He writes that it’s the 7th geocache ever placed, and the first in Kansas. What to explore more geocaching adventures? Take a look at all the Geocaches of the Week here.
Geocaching squares off again the battle of the bulge. Geocacher Martin Pedersen is on a diet. Martin is determined to lose 100 pounds by the end of the year. He’s using geocaching to shed the weight. His aim is to find 1000 geocaches and walk 2500 kilometers. Root him on by posting a comment and sharing your geocaching weight lose stories here on our blog. You can also track his progress and send well wishes his way on his must-read family website, http://familynavigation.com
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