Geocaching. Have you heard of it before? Do you know what it is all about?
Several of the girls from our Troop found out today.
Since they go Geocaching often, I had asked if they would join us and show us just how this all works. They were kind enough to join us and show us all the ins and outs.
So we started to follow the signal.
There we searched for several minutes and then it was spotted. A little gray container next to some rocks under a tree.
Can you see it? Look closely. It's hard to find, but, it's there.
We opened it up to find a small log inside. The log is for anyone who finds the container to write down who and when it was found.
The hint told us the container was bigger then what we found.
When you find your treasures, you have the option to take one if you put something else back of equal or greater value. Or you can just put it back the way you found it.
Since we didn't bring anything to exchange it with, we just put the container back where we found it and left it for the next treasure hunters to find it.
If you are lucky, you may find one left in one the containers you find. Some of the coins can be registered on line and you can track where the coin goes.
After a few questions, the group decided they wanted to go search for more treasures.
Searching like experts now, the girls searched under bushes, moved rocks and asked what hints were given.
Again, we didn't take any. We just put the container back where we found it and decided to go search for a few more.
We didn't have any luck on the next two we looked for. Either we couldn't find them because they were hidden in hard to find containers or they had been moved/taken.
Everyone had fun and the girls all said they wanted to not only go again, but, they wanted to make their own container up and hide it for others.
We also learned it's great to have friends who are willing to share new and thrilling outings with you. Thank you Trish and Jason! We had a wonderful time.
Basically we learned that Geocaching is FUN!