Beaver Scout Geocaching Program
- Explain about Geocaching the Treasure Hunting Game
- You will need a made up Geocache to show them and let them take a look, they will ask about the stuff inside, “you mean the Treasure, this will give you a chance to explain about take something leave something, and an item you think someone else might like, but not money or food. (a key rule explained)
- Tell your Beavers about Muggles (none geocaching folk) and how it’s secret and finding a cache is needs you to sneak around and not let Muggles see, even when putting it back where you found it. (another key rule explained)
- Take time to visit first so you know where the geocache is, you can explain about the clue’s used by geocaches as sometimes the GPS is is a little out and the clue is to help with this. Also, you could ask a simple example like “where the trolls live” they should get the answer “under a bridge” you can then let them know how the clues may need working out as part of the game.
So how do I get started, get a geocaching.com account, look on geocaching.com for a local park or wood with a geocache to hold your adventure, do the cache yourself, risk assessment, make sure the terrain is safe, geocaches are not always child-friendly? Make it an adventure for them, your dementia as a leader sets the tone “who wants to go on a Treasure hunting adventure?”
Resources that will help run the Badge