Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Recreation/Geocaching

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North American Division
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12 months of Introduction: 2005

1. Outline Geocaching.[edit]

Geocaching is an entertaining outside journey sport for GPSr customers. Taking part in a cache hunt is an efficient approach to make the most of the fantastic options and functionality of a GPSr unit. The essential concept is to have people and organizations arrange caches everywhere in the world and share the areas of those caches on the Web. GPSr customers can then use the placement coordinates to seek out the caches. As soon as discovered, a cache might present the customer with all kinds of rewards. All of the customer is requested to do is that if they get one thing they need to attempt to go away one thing for the cache.

2. What’s a GPSr (International Positioning Satellite tv for pc receiver)?[edit]

A GPSr unit is an digital gadget that may decide your approximate location (inside round 6–20 ft) on the planet. Coordinates are usually given in Longitude and Latitude. You need to use the unit to navigate out of your present location to a different location. Some items have their very own maps, built-in digital compasses, voice navigation, relying on the complexity of the gadget.

You need not know all of the technical mumbo jumbo about GPSr items to play Geocaching. All you must do is be capable to enter what is named a “waypoint” the place the geocache is hidden.

It is also good to know that the GPSr items constructed for turn-by-turn automotive navigation will typically have undesirable options. One such function is that it’d “snap” you onto a highway. The GPSr is aware of you’re near a highway, however not on the highway, however will assume that “because you’re in a automotive” its coordinates are incorrect. So it would show your place on the highway in stead of off it. In the event you can flip this function off, you should have better success. Third celebration software program is on the market for some GPS receivers to defeat this function. Think about using it, however perceive that you’re taking a danger while you accomplish that.

One other function of those in-car gadgets is that in case your pace drops under a sure set level (reminiscent of 1.5 MPH), it would give up updating your place till your pace will increase above that set-point once more, or it notices you may have moved far (reminiscent of 50 ft). This function prevents the GPS from “bouncing round” when a driver is stopped at a site visitors gentle, however it’s fairly maddening for a cacher (simply as you get near the cache and decelerate, it quits updating). In the event you can flip this function off, accomplish that. As with the “snap-to-road” function, third celebration software program is usually accessible to defeat this as properly. Use it with warning.

3. Exhibit 2 methods of discovering the placement of a Geocache in your space on the Geocache web site.[edit]

Have the coed look on the web site, It is a family-friendly, kid-friendly web site. Two strategies of discovering a location are:

  • From the Essential Web page on the prime drop-down menu, click on on “HIDE & SEEK A CACHE”. Then enter a zipper code within the “By Postal Code” field.
  • From the Essential Web page on the highest drop-down menu, click on on “Disguise and Search a Cache” then enter an handle within the “Tackle” field.
  • From the Essential Web page on the prime drop-down menu, click on on “HIDE & SEEK A CACHE”. Then select a state within the “By State” field.

4. Exhibit coming into the latitude and longitude coordinates into the GPS to discover a Geocache in your space.[edit]

Every GPS is a bit completely different, so have the coed enter coordinates within the GPS items which are accessible. Ask round, there could also be a number of folks in your membership or church keen to indicate the Pathfinders tips on how to use their explicit unit.

5. Outline the next phrases[edit]

Conventional cache
That is the unique cache kind consisting, at a naked minimal, a container and a logbook. Usually you may discover a Tupperware container, ammo field, or bucket crammed with goodies. The coordinates listed on the standard cache web page is the precise location for the cache. The overall rule of thumb is, “In the event you take an merchandise, go away an merchandise of equal or better worth, and write within the logbook.” Some caches are themed, so ensure to learn the outline earlier than occurring a hunt.
It is a conventional cache in a tiny container holding often nothing greater than a small roll of paper and pencil on which to document your go to; and chances are you’ll have to deliver your personal pencil
Digital cache
This isn’t a bodily cache, however fairly a spot of often historic or native curiosity; that’s, a commemorative plaque, signal, object, or constructing. Digital caches are grandfathered on New digital caches at the moment are accepted solely on
Multi-level cache
It is a cache with a couple of location; steadily the Geocacher should discover the clues to the second cache within the first cache and so forth.
Journey bug
That is any object tagged with an identification tag that desires to journey to a particular location or accomplish particular duties, for instance, to get to a geocache at Mt. Rushmore or to attend a baseball sport in each state. Look on the Geocache web site Journey Bug web page for extra info.
This refers to a non-geocacher. Normally this time period is used after a non-geocacher appears puzzled at a geocacher making circles with their GPS receiver, or when a non-geocacher by chance finds a cache. Muggles are principally innocent however attempt to not allow them to know the placement of the cache as a result of it might enhance the possibilities of the cache going lacking.

6. What objects could also be left in a geocache? Which objects might not?[edit]

What’s often in a cache?[edit]

A cache can are available in many varieties however the first merchandise ought to all the time be the logbook. In its easiest kind a cache might be only a logbook and nothing else. The logbook comprises info from the founding father of the cache and notes from the cache’s guests. The logbook can include a lot precious, rewarding, and entertaining info. A logbook may include details about close by points of interest, coordinates to different unpublished caches, and even jokes written by guests. In the event you get some info from a logbook it is best to give some again. On the very least you’ll be able to go away the date and time you visited the cache.
Bigger caches might include a water-resistant plastic bucket positioned tastefully inside the native terrain. The bucket will include the logbook and any variety of roughly precious objects. These things flip the cache into a real treasure hunt. You by no means know what the founder or different guests of the cache might have left there so that you can take pleasure in. Keep in mind, if you happen to take one thing, it’s solely truthful so that you can go away one thing in return. Gadgets in a bucket cache might be: Maps, books, software program, {hardware}, CD’s, movies, footage, cash, tickets, antiques, instruments, video games, and so forth. It is strongly recommended that objects in a bucket cache be individually packaged in a transparent zipped plastic bag to guard them.

What should not be in a cache?[edit]

Use your widespread sense typically. Explosives, ammo, knives, medication, and alcohol should not be positioned in a cache. Respect the native legal guidelines. All ages of individuals disguise and search caches, so use some thought earlier than inserting an merchandise right into a cache.
Meals objects are ALWAYS a BAD IDEA. Animals have higher noses than people, and in some circumstances caches have been chewed by means of and destroyed due to meals objects in a cache. Please don’t put meals in a cache.

7. Know and observe good Journey Bug Etiquette[edit]

Use the Golden Rule while you discover a Journey Bug. Most homeowners would fairly see their journey bugs do lots of touring, so attempt to not maintain on to a journey bug for too lengthy. In the event you plan on holding onto the bug for greater than 2 weeks, ensure to ship a courtesy e-mail to the proprietor letting them know.

8. What is supposed by Cache In, Trash Out?[edit]

It is a slogan to assist remind geocachers to observe good outside etiquette. An exercise held sacred by Pathfinders in all places, Trash Out merely means to take alongside a plastic trash bag whereas looking Geocaches and choosing up trash on the best way. At all times pack out your personal trash and you’ll want to comply with all the principles of outside etiquette:
The 7 Go away No Hint Ideas
1. Plan forward and put together.
2. Journey and camp on sturdy surfaces (keep on designated trails).
3. Get rid of waste correctly.
4. Go away what you discover.
5. Reduce campfire impacts (when tenting).
6. Respect wildlife.
7. Be thoughtful of different guests.

9. Discover Three Geocaches in your space, at the least considered one of which have to be an everyday (conventional) cache.[edit]

Adjust to native legal guidelines, use widespread sense on the subject of security, take alongside one thing to commerce, and have enjoyable.

NOTE to Instructors: The brand new “challenges” listed on do NOT rely as cache finds based on and thus would NOT rely towards achievement of this requirement.

10. Write about your geocache discover in your logbook on the geocache web site.[edit]

From the Essential Web page of on the prime proper, click on on “Create a Membership!”, for a free account select “Get a Primary Membership”. It is a household pleasant, child protected site. No private info is on the market from this web site. Emails are protected and password protected by means of this method. When you find yourself a member you’ll be able to put up into the logbooks your cache finds.

Word to instructors: Discover that these necessities do go away the chance for a GROUP to go discover a cache and use a pre-existing Geocaching account to write down the go online the geocache web site. Every particular person Pathfinder does NOT want to write down a log. No “register for a free account” requirement till the Superior honor.

11. Talk about Matthew 6:19-21 and Jeremiah 29:13 and evaluate them to geocaching.[edit]

Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV)
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, the place moth and rust doth corrupt, and the place thieves break by means of and steal: however lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, the place neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and the place thieves don’t break by means of not steal, for the place your treasure is, there’ll your coronary heart be additionally.

Generally geocaches succumb to the weather. The containers can get damaged, or the cache might be discovered by somebody who does not know what it’s, they usually throw it away or destroy it. Generally the log within the cache is simply too soaked to signal. Once you discover considered one of these, it could be good to think about this verse. We will depend upon our treasure in heaven!

Jeremiah 29:13 (KJV)
And ye shall search me, and discover me, when ye shall seek for me with all of your coronary heart.

I’ve visited some caches a number of occasions earlier than lastly discovering it. Generally the cache proprietor might be exceedingly intelligent and conceal a cache in plain sight. It’s attainable to look proper at it and never acknowledge it for what it’s, though it’s the one factor you’re looking for! However persistence pays off. When you may have hassle discovering a cache, take into consideration this verse, and take consolation in understanding that while you search the Lord, you’ll all the time be repaid.

12. Talk about security considerations it is best to think about when geocaching.[edit]

Risks embrace heights, falls, site visitors, tough terrain, toxic vegetation (like poison ivy or poison oak), snakes, spiders, wild animals, strangers, and so forth. Don’t Geocache alone or at evening in a distant space. Put on sturdy sneakers as for climbing and ensure to take loads of water when climbing to a distant space or for any distance. Let somebody know what you’re doing, the place you’re going, and while you anticipate to be again.

13. Hyperlinks.[edit]

Beneath are helpful hyperlinks referring to this honor:

-Here’s a workbook for membership members to fill out whereas finishing the necessities for this honor.
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