Hi parents, Geocaching is essentially a giant treasure hunt played out on a Global scale. It involves a lot of orienteering skills, a fun way of exploring the world around us while at the same time learning some valuable skills – such as map reading, problem solving and logical thinking. I have set a homework task this week that the kids can choose to do, but if they are going to undertake this then they will need some support. It may be something that you decide to do as a family in the weekend rather than tackling during the week. There are a few rules around Geocaching that you need to be aware of:
  1. Make sure you take an item to leave in the cache if you are planning on taking something out of it. The idea is to SWAP, not TAKE.
  2. Do not take the cache with you, simply open it and sign the log to prove you have found it.
  3. Make sure you respect the natural environment around you. Geocaching can take you to some pretty cool places!
Have a look at the video on this website – there is also a link that you can follow to get the app on your smartphone (Free App) Happy hunting!