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Gone Geocaching…

Posted on October 5th, 2014 by Tony M

sc-as-geo-211 Scouts from the 8th Tynemouth recently completed the Geocaching activity badge. The Scouts started work on the badge at this year’s summer camp where they went hunting for some of the geocaches on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

The badge was completed when two caches were placed near our HQ in Wallsend.

You can see the group’s progress and cache’s by clicking on our geocaching stat bar below:

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For the uninitiated (a.k.a. muggles) out there, geocaching is a technological treasure hunt.  There are over 2.5 million geocaches all over the world and you use your GPS enabled device to find them.  This could be a specific GPS receiver or a smartphone.  Wherever you are, there is a good chance you are near to a geocache.

Geocaches vary in shape and size.  Some consist of a basic plastic container containing logbook, pencil and swag (swappable items) and some are smaller disguised caches containing only a paper log book to prove that you visited.  One of the favourite finds on Lindisfarne was a cache containing several fake moustaches which took up a lot of our geoswag to provide everyone in the group with one!

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