+thebruce0 Posted March 7 Share Posted March 7 (edited) It's an iffy area. There's conceptually great value in teaching them in this context; it's essentially orienteering. But at the same time you're dealing with other people's property that has to be maintained and people outside the group circle also participate. A better context for teaching might be to set up private temporary geocaches to teach them about how it works, so you're not affecting other people's involvement if something bad does happen. it sucks. But yeah there can always be some bad seeds. It's not a given that someone in the group will be a problem child with it, but it is a chance, and happens, so why risk it within the realm of official geocaching? Mimic the experience. If they enjoy it, they could take it up on their own, likely with parents or friends until they're older. If they don't like it, then no harm. The mock activity can be the introduction to geocaching, but leave the actual geocaching to hobbyists instead of teaching lessons... Plenty of kids do play this activity; but yeah, typically with family and responsible adults/authority (the type and persistence that leaders like scout leaders don't have). *shrug* just thinking out loud. Edited March 7 by thebruce0 2 2 Quote Link to comment
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