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<ul><li><p>Geocaching Merit Badge Workbook </p><p>This workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet. </p><p>This Workbook can help you organize your thoughts as you prepare to meet with your merit badge counselor. You still must satisfy your counselor that you can demonstrate each skill and have learned the information. </p><p>You should use the work space provided for each requirement to keep track of which requirements have been completed, and to make notes for discussing the item with your counselor, not for providing full and complete answers. </p><p>If a requirement says that you must take an action using words such as "discuss", "show", "tell", "explain", "demonstrate", "identify", etc, that is what you must do. </p><p>Merit Badge Counselors may not require the use of this or any similar workbooks.</p><p>No one may add or subtract from the official requirements found in Boy Scout Requirements (Pub. 33216 SKU 637685). The requirements were last issued or revised in 2010 This workbook was updated in June 2017. </p><p>Scouts Name: __________________________________________ Unit: __________________________________________ </p><p>Counselors Name: ______________________________________ Counselors Phone No.: ___________________________ </p><p>Workbook Copyright 2017 - U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. - All Rights Reserved Requirements Copyright, Boy Scouts of America (Used with permission.) </p><p>This workbook may be reproduced and used locally by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) or other Scouting and Guiding </p><p>Organizations. However it may NOT be used or reproduced for electronic redistribution or for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes without the express permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP). </p><p>http://www.USScouts.Org http://www.MeritBadge.Org</p><p>Please submit errors, omissions, comments or suggestions about this workbook to: Workbooks@USScouts.OrgComments or suggestions for changes to the requirements for the merit badge should be sent to: Merit.Badge@Scouting.Org</p><p>______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ </p><p>1. Do the following: </p><p>a. Explain to your counselor the most likely hazards you may encounter while participating in geocaching activities and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards. </p><p>Hazard: </p><p> Anticipate &amp; Prevent: </p><p> Mitigate &amp; Respond: </p><p>Hazard: </p><p> Anticipate &amp; Prevent: </p><p> Mitigate &amp; Respond: </p><p></p></li><li><p>Geocaching Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Geocaching - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 2 of 11</p><p>Hazard:</p><p>Anticipate &amp; Prevent:</p><p>Mitigate &amp; Respond:</p><p>Hazard:</p><p>Anticipate &amp; Prevent:</p><p>Mitigate &amp; Respond:</p><p>Hazard:</p><p>Anticipate &amp; Prevent:</p><p>Mitigate &amp; Respond:</p></li><li><p>Geocaching Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Geocaching - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 3 of 11</p><p>b. Discuss first aid and prevention for the types of injuries or illnesses that could occur while participating ingeocaching activities, including cuts, scrapes, snakebite, insect stings, tick bites, exposure to poisonous plants,heat and cold reactions (sunburn, heatstroke, heat exhaustion, hypothermia), and dehydration.</p><p>Cuts:</p><p>Scrapes:</p><p>Snakebite:</p><p>Insect stings:</p><p>Tick bites:</p><p>Exposure topoisonousplants:</p><p>Sunburn:</p><p>Heatstroke:</p><p></p></li><li><p>Geocaching Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Geocaching - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 4 of 11</p><p>Heatexhaustion:</p><p>Hypothermia:</p><p>Dehydration:</p><p>c. Discuss how to properly plan an activity that uses GPS, including using the buddy system, sharing your planwith others, and considering the weather, route, and proper attire.</p><p>2. Discuss the following with your counselor:</p><p>a. Why you should never bury a cache.</p></li><li><p>Geocaching Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Geocaching - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 5 of 11</p><p>b. How to use proper geocaching etiquette when hiding or seeking a cache, and how to properly hide, post,maintain, and dismantle a geocache.</p><p>c. The principles of Leave No Trace as they apply to geocaching</p><p>3. Explain the following terms used in geocaching:, log, cache, accuracy, difficulty and terrain ratings, attributes, trackable.</p><p>Waypoint:</p><p>Log:</p><p></p></li><li><p>Geocaching Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Geocaching - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 6 of 11</p><p>Cache:</p><p>Accuracy:</p><p>Difficultyratings:</p><p>Terrainratings:</p><p>Attributes:</p><p>Trackable:</p><p>Choose five additional terms to explain to your counselor.</p><p>1.</p></li><li><p>Geocaching Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Geocaching - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 7 of 11</p><p>2.</p><p>3.</p><p>4.</p><p>5.</p><p>4. Explain how the Global Positioning System (GPS) works.</p><p> Then, using Scoutings Teaching EDGE, demonstrate the use of a GPS unit to your counselor. Include marking andediting a waypoint, changing field functions, and changing the coordinate system in the unit.</p><p>5. Do the following:</p><p> a. Show you know how to use a map and compass and explain why this is important for geocaching.</p><p></p></li><li><p>Geocaching Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Geocaching - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 8 of 11</p><p>b. Explain the similarities and differences between GPS navigation and standard map reading skills and describethe benefits of each</p><p>c. Explain the UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) system and how it differs from the latitude/longitude systemused for public geocaches.</p><p>d. Show how to plot a UTM waypoint on a map. Compare the accuracy to that found with a GPS unit.</p><p>6. Describe the four steps to finding your first cache to your counselor.</p><p>1.</p></li><li><p>Geocaching Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Geocaching - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 9 of 11</p><p>2.</p><p>3.</p><p>4.</p><p> Then mark and edit a waypoint.</p><p>7. With your parents permission*, go to Type in your zip code to locate public geocaches in yourarea. Share the posted information about three of those geocaches with your counselor.</p><p> 1.</p><p> 2.</p><p> 3.</p><p> Then, pick one of the three and find the cache.</p><p>*To fulfill this requirement, you will need to set up a free user account with Ask your parent forpermission and help before you do so.</p><p></p></li><li><p>Geocaching Scout's Name: ________________________</p><p>Geocaching - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 10 of 11</p><p>8. Do ONE of the following:</p><p> a. If a Cache to Eagle series exists in your council, visit at least three of the 12 locations in the series. Describethe projects that each cache you visit highlights, and explain how the Cache to Eagle program helps share ourScouting service with the public.</p><p>1.</p><p>Project</p><p>2.</p><p>Project</p><p>3.</p><p>Project</p><p>Explain:</p><p> b. Create a Scouting-related Travel Bug that promotes one of the values of Scouting.</p><p> "Release" your Travel Bug into a public geocache and, with your parents permission, monitor its progress for 30 days. Keep a log, and share this with your counselor at the end of the 30-dayperiod.</p><p> c. Set up and hide a public geocache, following the guidelines in the Geocaching merit badge pamphlet. Beforedoing so, share with your counselor a six-month maintenance plan for the geocache where you are personallyresponsible for the first three months.</p><p> After setting up the geocache, with your parents permission, follow the logs online for 30 days and share themwith your counselor.</p><p> d. Explain what Cache In Trash Out (CITO) means, and describe how you have practiced CITO at publicgeocaches or at a CITO event.</p></li><li><p>Geocaching Scout's Name: ________________________ </p><p>G</p><p>Then, either create CITO containers to leave at public caches, or host a CITO event for your unit or for the public. </p><p>9. Plan a geohunt for a youth group such as your troop or a neighboring pack, at school, or your place of worship. Choose a theme, set up a course with at least four waypoints, teach the players how to use a GPS unit, and play the game. </p><p>Theme </p><p> Set up a course </p><p> Waypoints: </p><p>1. </p><p>2. </p><p>3. </p><p>4. </p><p> Teach the players how to use a GPS unit </p><p> Play the game. </p><p>Tell your counselor about your experience, and share the materials you used and developed for this event. </p>When working on merit badges, Scouts and Scouters should be aware of some vital information in the current edition ofthe Guide to Advancement (BSA publication 33088). 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