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Geocaching

Geocaching

What You’ll Need:

  • Mobile Phone
  • Geocache App
  • Hand Sanitiser

Getting into the Activity

Explore your local area by geocaching – a treasure hunt for the 21st century, using GPS and a smart phone.

Download the ‘Geocaching’ app to your smart phone. You can sign up to a free account which will give you access to all the locations in your local area. The app will show you where to find a cache.

Split into groups and head out trying to find as many geocaches as you can. Each group will need access to a phone with the app on. Caches are often airtight Tupperware-style containers which could be found in trees, in a bush, under a bench or anywhere else it is possible to hide one. Once you find it, inside will be a logbook for you to record your name. This can also be done digitally on the app.

How many caches can your group find in your local area? Could you take this activity further and create your own and hide it for others to find?

Keeping Everyone Safe 

  • Activity MUST be supervised by a leader or parent/carer at ALL times.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST assess risk before taking part.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST ensure that current Government guidelines are followed at all times (including social distancing, travel etc).
  • Hands should be sanitised after touching geocaches.
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