Boy Scouts Locate Geocaching Merit Badge

Congratulations are in order for the Boy Scouts, who have figured out a cool way to combine the old with the new using a "geocaching badge" for Scouts.

Scouting Magazine lays out the requirements, which combine safety, fun and learning about GPS:

* Precautions necessary to have a safe time while searching for geocaches
* Geocaching etiquette and how the principles of Leave No Trace apply
* Geocaching terms
* How GPS technology works
* Steps for finding and logging a cache

The badge also requires Scouts become comfortable with geocaching.com, the official site for all things geocaching. Happy hunting, guys. [Scouting Magazine via Bits]