I'm in charge of the Foothills District (Conway, Faulkner, Perry, and Van Buren Counties) Camporee this year and it's going to be Geocaching themed. I want to call it a "Cache-o-ree". We expect up to 150 Scouts and it will be held at Blass Scout Reservation in Damascus. The dates are March 14-16.
I need the help of some cachers. I'm hoping I'll get some here. Still working out details, but here is some stuf I know I'll need:
I'll need help hiding temporary caches at the reservation on the weekend before the event.
I'd like some help teaching the Scouts how to use the GPS and the rules of geocaching and stuff like that.
I'd like some ideas for games or other activities we can do with the Scouts using compasses/gpsrs.
Normally all of the activites take place on Saturday. In the morning we'd break into small groups and have them go from station to station learning the skills they'll need for the afternoon competition.
On Saturday afternoon we'll pass out sets of coordinates to the Scouts and they'll spend the afternoon geocaching on the reservation. They'll bring back their finds and receive points for caches they bring back. The troop with the most points wins the event.
Thats the idea I'm working off of. I'd sure like to have some other geocachers to help out. Its a great opportunity to spread the word about our little game to and interested audience.
Troop 534 - Conway