GSCNC Troop #4467 - Service Unit 60-4

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Geocaching at Potomac Overlook Park | September 2016

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Second find!
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A group of 15 Juniors (and 1 guest Cadette) set out on a geocaching adventure Saturday morning at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. We hunted for two caches -- Rusty Wings and MEGA Momma Diamond.

We learned a little about using a compass -- not just a smart phone -- and practiced by playing a game where we made and labeled a 100 foot compass with 16 scouts noting all of the Cardinal directions, followed directions using a compass, and then broke up into groups to search for the two caches.

We used the app called "Geocaching" made by Groundspeak, Inc. in case any scout families are interested in continuing the geocaching adventure.

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The scouts that participated today completed partial requirements for earning the geocache badge.The remaining requirements are up to the scout and their family to complete if the badge is of interest to the scout. When completed, please bring the evidence or completed badge checklist to the leaders to note for the Junior badge tracker.

Here is a link to the entire badge and remaining requirements. Good luck and find those caches!

Warning: Tent Camping Ahead | Fall 2016
The troop is planning now for a weekend of tent camping, s'mores-making, fireside chatting, box-oven crafting, song-singing, knot-tying, and hike-taking Next month. This not-to-miss extravaganza will be held at Girl Scout Camp Coles in Stafford, VA.

Junior Troop Growing at Glebe | September 2016
We can't wait to see what this next year has in store for our troop. Although one girl has left us to grow her soccer passion on a travel team, the remaining girls are preparing to have new girls join the troop. We will be growing to twenty 4th graders and we are gaining two more adults to co-lead the troop. A huge thanks to the parents/family whi have decided to become adult members/volunteers to lend a hand with our troop. We appreciate the assist -- especially with this many girls to shepherd.

Another Year Ends, Another Adventure Begins | Summer 2016
Don't forget to work on your Summer Packet to earn badges for independent work with your family over summer break.

Brownies to Juniors Fly-Up Ceremony and All-Glebe Campfire | June 2016
A multi-troop picnic, exploration of Lacey Woods, games made up on the spot, a camp fire, s'mores, songs and skits, and Girl Scouts of all ages (Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors) from the different troops at Glebe made it happen. A truly magical evening!
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