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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Community.

In this Badge Bit, you will add one point to a geocaching list.  Your "point" should be a permanently waterproof container with some stuff in it.  The location is to be listed on www.geocaching.com or it could be simply part of an internal private geocaching adventure for your site.  (note, if you are doing this at wheaton labs, it would be private)

Here's a video on making and posting a geocache point:


A geocache must not be buried.   It must be hidden in such a way that somebody that is not looking for it will not see it, but somebody that is looking for it will find it.  

Most geocaches are an ammo container or some other sort of container that will be weather proof.  Here are some clever geocaches:

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To qualify for this badge bit, you must
- Post a picture of your geocache box/container
- Post a picture of it installed in its permanent location
- Show a screen shot of the geocache point on the website (private (blocking out private bits) or public)

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I like the idea that, in time, a community might have 40 caches on their site.   All private.   The only people that would know about the caches are the people that are visiting the site.  

Each cache would be at a point of note.   And that point might have a story.  


 
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paul wheaton wrote:I like the idea that, in time, a community might have 40 caches on their site.   All private.   The only people that would know about the caches are the people that are visiting the site.  

Each cache would be at a point of note.   And that point might have a story.  




The Badge Bit says,

Show a screen shot of the geocache point on the website (private (blocking out private bits) or public)  



So if the geocatching was actually private, would it be listed on any website, or just put on a piece of paper or poster that people in that community could find? Or just a note at a different geocatch on the site? And then we would just take a picture of the note/paper/poster, rather than a picture of the website?
 
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So if the geocatching was actually private, would it be listed on any website, or just put on a piece of paper or poster that people in that community could find?



A private cache could just be something on paper.   Although it is possible that somebody puts in on something private and webby.  

The cool thing about it being on the web is that people can possibly add fun things to the web pages.  Like pics.

 
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This is the geocache before I filled it.



This is the geocache after I filled it.



This is the geocache before I hid it,.



This is the geocache while I hid it.



This is the geocache after I hid it

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This is the location where I hid the geocache.



This is the updated hand-drawn map that I made. I added the geocache that I hid to the map. It is located at the three-log bench by the Caldera on Basecamp. I started a [ublicwiki page for Wheaton Labs and Basecamp Geocaches!



At the bottom of this post are my screenshots.
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Dave, I just wanted to say how fun it is for me to see some of the natural dyed yarn worked up into some things and then used for this cache....the scarf, looks like the cosmos dyed wool? and your hat some bodark, onion skin and weld I think?...great crocheting...love the stitches!
 
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Geocaches aren’t supposed to be buried, so I’m going to fix this
 
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I fixed my hiding of the geocache. To quickly explain for BB reviewers, I am NOT using latitude or longitude, but instead a hand drawn map, because of marketing for Wheaton Labs and Basecamp. I want people to publicly know that there is a geocache to find on Basecamp, but we still want to keep the location of Wheaton Labs and Basecamp a secret (to prevent unannounced visits). Now, this post and these updated hiding photos ought to make it so that I qualify for this BB!

Once this is approved, I think I will then qualify for the Community Sand Badge!

The attached photos are of the geocache in its above ground hiding spot beneath the three log bench at the Caldera on Basecamp!
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Staff note (Nicole Alderman):

I certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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