Scoutmaster Baird provided each patrol with the chance to test out GPS receivers and the patrols' ability to locate a temporary geocache around the church. Each patrol was successful in finding the cache at the end of the electronic scavenger hunt, and there will be more opportunities to put their new-found skills to the test during the May 9-11 campout at the Forest Ecology Preserve.
For additional resources about geocaching, visit geocaching.com's Geocaching 101 page. Both free and paid apps exist that will turn your Android, Apple or Windows smartphone into a geocaching device.
|SPL William (back row, left) and ASPL John (back row, right) with
Troop 50's newest Scout badge holders: (front row, left to right) Rusty,
Clayton, Everett, Jason, and Joe; (back row) Ryan, Creighton, Liam, and Everett.
|Liam shows off his new
Following the geocaching segment of the meeting, the troop took the opportunity to honor many of its recently added Scouts with the presentation of the Scout rank through an informal court of honor. To earn the rank, Scouts reaffirmed much of the same knowledge and the ability to recite the Scout Oath and Scout Law they had to complete in order to earn the Arrow of Light.