See that there? That’s called a Travel Bug. See this…
This is a much cuter Travel Tag which apparently works the same way as a Travel Bug. I like it a lot more.
Boys may not care which is cuter, but this is my blog. So there you go.
Course, I’m having to start this post with pictures of the Travel Tags because I don’t have a picture of the Geocaching Merit Badge yet. It’s too new.
Oh yeah, this post is really about the badge, not the tags. Go to my site for the newly posted, official requirements for the Geocaching Merit Badge. (You’ll see Travel Bugs are part of it.)
Also, you may recall from a previous post that there are a total of five merit badges due to be released this year. Scuba diving is already live and Geocaching makes two. Inventing should have been out by now but it’s still in the draft stage. I’ll let you know when it’s ready to go.
Meanwhile, I’m pretty intrigued by geocaching (bugs and tags aside). I’ve been poking around on the geocaching.com site, which is also part of the merit badge requirements, and discovered there are several caches not too far from me.
We’re talking less than a mile in some cases. Some have travel bugs in them. One is a painted ammo can. I can see why this would be a fun hobby. It’s such a scouting thing to do, I’m surprised there wasn’t a merit badge for this sooner.
Well, no time like the present.