Geocaching is a global treasure hunt game Geocaching is a location based game where typically a container such as a pill bottle, or rubermaid storage container is placed somewhere on the planet and coordinates are published. Other geocachers then use those coordinates to navigate to the location and sign a log sheet to prove they were there. There are many variations on the game; some geocaches require solving a puzzle in order to learn what the coordinates are, others use web cams, or other high tech functions of a GPS or Smart Phone in order to find the hidden treasure.
Over the years since the military satellites were unlocked and made available for public use many location based games have been created. More have come and gone while geocaching appears to be here to stay.
The latest location based game is Pokemon Go which is wildly popular, it came into being off an app called Ingress which is also still being played by many avid location based game addicts.
Above - The view from a cache in Wisconsin; the most important part of geocaching is having fun.
This week we join Halemeister on a road trip to Grand Rapids Michigan where he finds a webcam cache. Check it out below...
Scouts and Geocaching
The Scouts have become very active geocachers with regional and local organized activities. They even have a Geocaching merit badge which encourages geocaching.
Fuddruckers will also be donating, in 2016 they donated $95 from their Benefit Night program. They sometimes take a while to process the paperwork :)
Food Drive Success! Saturday November 4, 2017 we held our Cheeseburgers in Paradise food drive event. Geocachers donated 375 pounds of dry goods and $415 all for the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Way to go!