Show 439.0: Field Reports

On our geocaching podcast today, we have some audio reports from a “lockdown paddle” event and a field report from a Cub Scout intro to geocaching event.

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2 Responses to Show 439.0: Field Reports

  1. oceansoul41 October 7, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    OMG it is 3am… staying up long enough to finish this week’s show. I literally just spit tea all over my screen.. I LOVED the piggy back story!! Too Cute!!

  2. bsabadger October 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    Sonny, we did exactly as you suggested. Caches ranged from a 5-quart ice cream bucket to a nano in a water faucet. There WAS one LPC. Most devious cache was a fake electrical plate placed on a building post that had no electrical service at all. We had 23 caches knowing we were going to have 10 to 15 teams searching and didn’t want them stacking up on each other and just picking up the cache they saw the previous team put back. FOLLOW UP: We had two families go out caching on their own immediately after the event (using a GC account one of them had created years ago but never used. Another dad came up to me yesterday after a flag retirement ceremony our pack held and told me that his family plans to include geocaching as a family activity on their future family vacations. Pretty good Muggle conversion rate for one event, I would say.

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