Our girls learned all about geocaching! Thanks to our community library, who provided us with a guide (thanks Darlene), GPS devices and compasses, we navigated our way along Elf Lane, and found several geocache goodies! It was great compass review for the girls, and a perfect day to be out exploring! Living in the mountains certainly has its benefits! To read more about our adventures, check out our blog! 🙂 http://girlscouttroop4288.blogspot.com/2015/06/geo-caching-on-elf-lane.html
Troop 607 in Service Unit 13, enjoyed earning the Junior Geocaching badge so much, that they decided to make it a part of their Bronze Award Project. The second year Juniors, created and followed a budget. They had to choose which GPS units would be easy to use for girls of all ages, learn how to effectively use those units to issue directions for other girls, decide what kind of geocaches to place and where to place them.
Then came the fun part! The girls created swaps to share in one of the geocaches and placed the geocaches at Sky High Ranch.
The 2nd year Juniors can’t wait to have troops that go to Sky High learn how much fun geocaching can be.
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Yuma Girl Scout Junior Troop 80572 enjoyed a three-day outing starting with an overnight at Pawnee Lodge in Sterling on July 10th. While in Sterling, the girls learned the basics of geocaching, practiced using a GPS unit, and made trade items to place in caches. We then went geocaching around town, finding five caches with a couple of “Did Not Finds.” After placing and tracking a “travel bug” that we’re hoping to travel to Savannah, Ga., to visit Juliette Low’s birthplace, we’ll have earned the geocaching badge. The evening was spent making crafts and home-made ice cream. The next morning found us touring the Overland Trail Museum, learning about the history of the area. After a picnic lunch, we ended our stay in Sterling with a swim in the Sterling Pool. The troop then went to Eckley for an overnight at leader, Bonnie Ledet’s home. We stayed up late singing campfire songs and playing games about Leave No Trace. The next morning was spent learning how to lash. After practicing the various lashing methods, the girls lashed a workstation for preparing meals. Each girl practiced building and lighting a fire, and prepared a foil lunch of hobo dinners and campfire cones, completing the requirements for the camping badge. The girls had three great days of learning and fun.
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