Joined: Jan. 2008
||Posted: Feb. 06 2008,7:52 pm
The Boy Scouts of America, wisely, have chosen to embrace geocaching and encourage it's use by Scouts when possible. I have found that caching is an excellent tool for providing a great Scouting program.
Ask an 11 year old boy if he wants to go on a 5 mile hike and you can hear the grumbling for miles. Ask him if he'd like to go find a couple of hidden treasures and the reaction is much different.
One of the geocaching programs that the BSA is promoting is the Cache to Eagle program. Cache to Eagle is a 12 cache series designed to take cachers to the locations of 12 Eagle Scout Service Projects based on teh 12 points of the Scout Law. It's a great opportunity to see the hard work and planning that Scouts have to do to become Eagle Scouts.
I placed a Cache to Eagle series on another website last year for the Southeast Wisconsin Council. The reviews and logs that I received showed that it was an incredibly popular and well-respected series.
Since I have started to place caches on Navicache.com, I feel it's appropriate to include a NaviCache to Eagle series. These caches are not available elsewhere, they're Navicache exclusives.
If there are any Scouters out there in Navicacheland who would like to place their own series, GeoScouting explains the entire process. You can always send me an email for more info as well.