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Boy Scout Geology and Geocaching Camporee

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Learn about the exciting new game of geocaching with the new program Geocaching Merit Badge. Boys engage in activities to learn the use of a GPS unit, learn the importance of the compass skills to geocaching, and head out on their own geocache hunt. Saturday evening, indulge in a pre-tour presentation on cave conservation, cave formation and cave life. Then down into the cave for a flashlight tour of the night with two beautiful crystal caverns. Sunday, turn your thoughts to the geology - each boy select their own stone and mineral collections, learn to identify fossils with a session at home, while discussing the history of the earth, mining and mineral resources. Two days of learning and practice on fun specially designed to meet Geocaching Merit Badge requirements and geology. Includes two nights camping, lunch both days, the material containing CITO, collecting rocks and minerals, fossil collecting and guided cave flashlight.
Options A day / night. Pre-registration is required. Deposit accepted at the time of registration, with balance two weeks before the event date. For more information on this event and other Scout programs, please visit our Scoutmaster Area
With the new Geocaching Merit Badge, boys will learn about the exciting new game of geocaching engaging in activities to learn the use of a GPS unit, learn the importance of the compass skills, head out on their own geocache hunt, indulge in an interesting tour presentation on cave conservation, cave formation and cave life. Then down into the cave for a flashlight tour of the night with beautiful crystal caverns.

Thoughts of geology will follow throughout the whole process, countless notes are necessary to be taken by each boys from where they will select their own stone and mineral collections for their perusal, and learn to identify fossil session while discussing the history of the earth, mining and mineral resources.

In anticipation of the harshness that mother nature might bring to the entire activities, it is highly recommended to use waterproof working papers. Being a Geology Geocaching, researched information is necessary to be preserved at all times together with the fossils and collected stones. Recently, Nomad Adventure release their waterproof journals intended solely for Geocaching. There have been others of this kind out there but this one supports the BSA.

CITO containing materials, rocks and minerals selecting, fossil collecting and guided cave flashlight are just some fun activities which will spark learnings and best practices on these kind of activities which are specially designed to meet Geocaching Merit Badge requirements on the grounds of Geology. 


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Last Updated on Saturday, 04 June 2011 15:21