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I am a merit badge counselor for the Geocaching Merit badge. One of the requirements the boys can choose is to find 3 Cache 2 Eagle (C2E) in a series of 12. The only C2E series I could find is located in California. I would like to create a C2E series in Eastern NC. I have looked at other generic series and they all seem to be "treasure hunt" type with clues to the next cache in the series. C2E series are caches located at Eagle Projects. I have gotten the list of all Eagle projects completed in our area since 2009. My question is does one cache need to lead to another in the series? Can I place patches in the cache with a take one leave one request in the cache description? Patch trading is big with scouts. Any advise on creating a series would be very helpful. Thanks in advance!

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There is a C2E series near you in Carthage, NC. The first one is GC3MPZM and goes through the 12 points of the scout law.

 

You can make a stand alone cache with the put one take one patch idea, but caches are open to everyone. Not everyone is a scout or scouter, so you cannot restrict it to that. You will wind up eventualy with all kinds of swag in the container besides patches. I've seen it with many C2E caches.

 

The ones near you are 12 separate caches. You can set up another trail in your council if you like. Remeber, caches cannot 'promote a cause' or whatever the exact terminology is used. Look at those caches as a guideline and you can develop your own.

 

One problem I have observd is scouts set up a trail for an Eagle project and then never maintain them. Put them out as a troop, or OA chapter project where they will at least annnually check the containers and do maintenance on them.

 

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I'm new to this and can't seem to enter in a keyword, only the area that I'm searching. I don't really understand the symbols on the map either... and I've got a group of Scouts trying to get their merit badges for geocaching. Help? Maybe its just the app being a problem not the website, but any advice is welcome. Thanks!

 

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On the Search page, click the "FILTERS" button. In the GEOCACHE NAME CONTAINS.... box, type in cache to eagle. I got 513 results in the lower 48 states of the USA.

Also, maybe you can find a Scouter in your area who geocaches. Their experience will help both you and your Troop.

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On 5/27/2019 at 11:06 AM, CubScoutKristin said:

I'm new to this and can't seem to enter in a keyword, only the area that I'm searching. I don't really understand the symbols on the map either... and I've got a group of Scouts trying to get their merit badges for geocaching. Help? Maybe its just the app being a problem not the website, but any advice is welcome. Thanks!

 

There are several powerpoint presentations online that explain the basics and go through each of the requirements for the merit badge.  We have taken one and adapted it with slides of screenshots from our local area geocaches that we use to help teach counselors to teach the badge, and to teach the badge as well.  Just google for Geocaching Merit Badge powerpoint and find one thatfits your style of teaching.  Good luck, and have fun!

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HI I am north of Houston near Livingston, TX and am searching for a C2E (Cache to Eagle) series and am having no luck using filters and noone in my area seems to know anything about them. Can someone perhaps point me in the right direction to locate a series that is somewhat close to me please?

Thank you

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14 minutes ago, JJSchnepp said:

HI I am north of Houston near Livingston, TX and am searching for a C2E (Cache to Eagle) series and am having no luck using filters and noone in my area seems to know anything about them. Can someone perhaps point me in the right direction to locate a series that is somewhat close to me please?

Thank you

 

I did a simple search on google and came up with this.    Does that help ?

 

The site says, "Participating BSA local councils will hide 12 caches in their territories. To find them, go to Geocaching.com and choose “Hide and Seek a Cache.” Type in the search term “Cache to Eagle” and your BSA local council name."

Then " If you don’t know what council serves your area, visit http://www.Scouting.org/localcouncillocator.aspx." , but it keeps saying "Page can't be displayed" for me. 

This was an older series...   Good luck.

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