Geocaching Merit Badge

Geocaching Merit BadgeThe word geocache is a combination of “geo,” which means “earth,” and “cache,” which means “a hiding place.” Geocaching describes a hiding place on planet Earth—a hiding place you can find using a GPS unit. A GPS (Global Positioning System) unit is an electronic tool that shows you where to go based on information it gets from satellites in space.

Printable Geocaching Merit Badge Requirements

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Merit Badge Check Off List

I’ve had several requests lately for a newer version of the merit badge check off list, updated with the newest badges. So I’ve redone the list as a Google spreadsheet. This will make it easier to keep updated.

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Hiking the 1000 Steps Trail

Hiking Activities

If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.

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Scouts who enjoy geocaching can track a Travel Bug's progress as it moves from cache to cache.

The Travel Bug

Boy Scouts will need a Travel Bug to complete requirement 8b for the Geocaching merit badge. Scouts can track its progress as it moves from cache to cache.

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Requirements and Helps for Boy Scout Merit Badges

You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges.

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