Discover the Fun of Geocaching
Have you discovered the fun of geocaching? If not, I highly recommend it. Kids of all ages are captivated with the thought of finding treasure, and it’s an inexpensive and fun way for the whole family to enjoy themselves.
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is an outdoor activity which uses GPS, (Global Positioning System), or other navigational methods to hide and seek waterproof containers called caches. Containers are generally ammo boxes, Tupperware, or in the case of a micro cache, a film canister. Some geocache hiders get creative as in a recent cache found in our neighborhood. A 1970’s green crock pot, the same identical one that I still use to this day, contained all of the goodies. Inside the container you will find a log, in which the finder enters their geocache name, the date, and a brief message if space permits. What’s especially fun for kids is the treasure itself. Larger containers hold trinkets, toys, and other unique items for trading. Trade only for comparable items and put the cache back exactly where you find it for the next guy. Watch out for mugglers, or non-geocachers, as you don’t want to attract curiosity seekers who will disturb the cache and spoil the fun for others.
Geocaching is Educational
Geocaching is an educational activity that teaches orienteering, map reading, patience and perseverance. Geocaches have been hidden around the world and currently can be found in 100 countries on 7 continents, including Antarctica.
Try it the next time you’re looking for an entertaining way to spend an afternoon. Your kids will love it!