DO NOT CLIMB THE POLE!
The Boy Scouts of America began on February 8, 1910. Eleven of the twelve American astronauts to walk on the moon were Scouts. Gerald Ford is the only U.S. President to have attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Geocaching is one of more than 100 official merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America. This cache may not be a tribute for a milestone number of finds, but it is a thank you to the Boy Scouts of America for introducing our family to the world of geocaching. In fact, we discovered geocaching almost by accident. Registered for a merit badge clinic, and geocaching was a last-minute substitute by the coordinators.
Just recently received the official geocaching merit badge, so it seemed like a good way to mark the occasion by placing a cache here. For more details on the geocaching merit badge, see the Related Web Page link.
You do not need to go inside any buildings to find this cache. Please only attempt this cache if you are able to replace it properly in its intended position, between the two blue markings, using a tool-of-the-trade (TotT). Please retrieve/replace the cache as a 1.5 terrain level. Due to safety reasons, do not climb the pole! Doing so may result in the Scout office requesting that we archive the cache. Your ability to replace this cache in the instructed location is factored into the difficulty rating. Please respect any vehicles parked at GZ, especially with tools-of-the-trade (TotT) you may use or if the container should react like an object from a Looney Tunes cartoon. Play safe.
Bring your own pen and extraction tool. Must sign the log to claim the find. Should the cache be in any condition to where you’re unable to sign the log, please let us know, so that we can take care of it prior to your claiming the find.
Not at all a requirement, but if you are/were a Boy Scout or Girl Scout, feel free to include a note as such in your log. If you have any memorable stories from Scouting, please share. Or, if you’d like to tell us how YOU got started in geocaching, feel free to do so. We respectfully ask that you keep the logs G-rated.
Placing this cache was like something out of an “I Love Lucy” episode. Hope you have as much fun as we did!
Thanks to Mike Meadows, Assistant Scout Executive of the Illowa Council Boy Scouts, for granting permission to place this cache.
CONGRATULATIONS to Wellzez4 for FTF, and for doing the cache "Boy Scout Style".