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==Requirement 7 differs from what is currently posted==
==Requirement 7 differs from what is currently posted==
The official requirements are available on a link at: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2010/04/official-geocaching-merit-badge-requirements-released.html.
The official requirements are available on a link at: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2010/04/official-geocaching-merit-badge-requirements-released.html.
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::: Great! —'''''[[User:RWSmith|RWSmith]]''''' ''[[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Bureaucrat|(Bureaucrat)]]'', 14:07, May 3, 2010 (EDT)
::: Great! —'''''[[User:RWSmith|RWSmith]]''''' ''[[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Bureaucrat|(Bureaucrat)]]'', 14:07, May 3, 2010 (EDT)
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:::: Worksheet? I see that someone had a worksheet they were tring to upload, but it doesn't look lik the worksheet has been updated yet. Does anyone have access to this worksheet? Regards, Christian
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::::: '''Done!''' Initially created by User Soberholt; modified and uploaded by User RWSmith (based on User Milominderbinder2's format). —'''''[[User:RWSmith|RWSmith]]''''' ''[[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Bureaucrat|(Bureaucrat)]]'', 18:52, June 15, 2010 (EDT)
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:::::: Thanks to [[User:Soberholt|Soberholt]], I got a working draft; modified it to meet our needs; and uploaded it... [http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Image:Geocaching.pdf Geocaching.pdf] —'''''[[User:RWSmith|RWSmith]]''''' ''[[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Bureaucrat|(Bureaucrat)]]'', 23:24, June 18, 2010 (EDT)
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==Geocaching Requirement 5 d Resource==
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I located what I think is a good link to do a hands on lesson in UTM and exercise demonstrating to Scouts how to locate UTM coordinates. I pulled down a UTM exercise (one requirement for Geocaching is to review the UTM coordinate system). Here is the link to the exercise: http://maptools.com/UsingUTM/UTMexercise.html
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Two notes on the UTM exercise 1) For the UTM grid tool -I took a 'resourceful' approach -I printed a UTM Grid on paper (same scale), got plastic report presentation covers and just traced it -then the Scouts could place that on top of the UTM exercise paper and work on mapping the locations. 2) On the UTM Exercise itself, the answer key -I think the first set of coordinates is mapped wrong -the ones 943 265 -but then again I am not an expert on UTM. .--[[User:Jsturgis|JSturgis]] 06:00, July 30, 2010 (CST)
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== MB # is 145 ==
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Please update the Geocaching MB number to 145
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http://usscouts.org/mb/mb145.asp Make it a Tremendous Day and Thanks for a great Resource! [[User:Bwalker|Bwalker]] 18:55, January 8, 2012 (EST)

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Requirement 7 differs from what is currently posted

The official requirements are available on a link at: http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2010/04/official-geocaching-merit-badge-requirements-released.html.

A quick scan shows that there is bit more to requirement 7 than what is listed here - you need ot choose one of the caches and find it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mmontes (talkcontribs) 30 April, 2010. (Please, sign and date your posts on talk pages.)

I made the change based on the official BSA reference you provided. Thank you for pointing this out!RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 19:30, May 1, 2010 (EDT)

Geocaching MB worksheet

I have created a Geocaching worksheet for scouters to use. How do i upload it to the Geocaching page? I do not understand the directions, or it does not allow me to upload.--Soberholt 12:55, May 3, 2010 (EDT)

Send it to me via e-mail so I can see why the system is refusing the file. (I'll send you an e-mail to which you can reply and attach the file.) —RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 13:29, May 3, 2010 (EDT)
Thanks, I'll do it this evening.--Soberholt 13:58, May 3, 2010 (EDT)
Great! —RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 14:07, May 3, 2010 (EDT)
Worksheet? I see that someone had a worksheet they were tring to upload, but it doesn't look lik the worksheet has been updated yet. Does anyone have access to this worksheet? Regards, Christian
Done! Initially created by User Soberholt; modified and uploaded by User RWSmith (based on User Milominderbinder2's format). —RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 18:52, June 15, 2010 (EDT)
Thanks to Soberholt, I got a working draft; modified it to meet our needs; and uploaded it... Geocaching.pdfRWSmith (Bureaucrat), 23:24, June 18, 2010 (EDT)

Geocaching Requirement 5 d Resource

I located what I think is a good link to do a hands on lesson in UTM and exercise demonstrating to Scouts how to locate UTM coordinates. I pulled down a UTM exercise (one requirement for Geocaching is to review the UTM coordinate system). Here is the link to the exercise: http://maptools.com/UsingUTM/UTMexercise.html

Two notes on the UTM exercise 1) For the UTM grid tool -I took a 'resourceful' approach -I printed a UTM Grid on paper (same scale), got plastic report presentation covers and just traced it -then the Scouts could place that on top of the UTM exercise paper and work on mapping the locations. 2) On the UTM Exercise itself, the answer key -I think the first set of coordinates is mapped wrong -the ones 943 265 -but then again I am not an expert on UTM. .--JSturgis 06:00, July 30, 2010 (CST)

MB # is 145

Please update the Geocaching MB number to 145 http://usscouts.org/mb/mb145.asp Make it a Tremendous Day and Thanks for a great Resource! Bwalker 18:55, January 8, 2012 (EST)

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