The posted coordinates will lead you to the entrance of the Wachovia Scouting Center, which is the local Boy Scouts of America Council Office. The Old Hickory Council serves the scouts and scouters of the Northwest Piedmont including Stokes, Surry, Allegheny, Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Forsyth counties.
You will not need to enter the building to answer the following questions, but feel free to go in and check out the Winston-Salem Scout Shop located inside. This cache will test to see if you are keeping yourself physically strong, mentally awake, and most of all to see if you’re living the Scout Motto. Be Prepared!!
Here are the coordinates you will need to fill in N 36° _ _ . _ _ _ W 80° _ _ . _ _ _
To get the first two numbers of the N coordinate: Locate the Statue! The figure in the statue is holding a hatchet in one hand and his hat in the other. If the hat is in his right hand put a 0 in the first blank. If the hat is in the left hand put a 1 in the first blank. If the hatchet is in the right hand put a 6 in the second blank. If the hatchet is in the left hand put a 7 in the second blank.
To get the first two numbers of the W coordinate: Locate the Honor Tree in the yard! How many years was this individual Scout Executive? Put this two-digit number in the first two blanks of the W coordinate.
Now to see if you are mentally awake! To get the last 3 numbers of the N coordinate you will need to answer the following questions and then arrange the numbers in the correct order. Locate the plaque at the base of the statue! How many people was this dedicated to? What month was this dedicated in number format? What is the last digit in the year this was dedicated? That’s the last 3 numbers for the N coordinate. Now you will need to arrange these 3 numbers in the correct order!
To get the last 3 numbers of the W coordinate you will need to also answer questions and arrange the numbers correctly. Locate the doors to the entrance. How many hatchets are located here? How many fleur-de-lis are located here? Add the number of flag poles located near the statue to the number of stone columns along the walkway to the entrance. That’s the last 3 numbers for the W coordinate. Now you will also need to arrange these 3 numbers in the correct order.
You may have to try several possibilities in order to determine the correct one! Good Luck! Please obey all parking regulations and follow the Scout Motto!
The final cache is a 2-quart tupperware container with an assortment of small camping items, a logbook, ink pen, and 5 collector cards for the first 5 finders. There is also a patch for the first finder.
CAUTION: The cache is hidden in the Woods, so Be Prepared to encounter all the things that you would expect to find in the woods. Poison ivy, snakes, ticks, spiders, spider webs, chiggers, bees, briars, squirrels, birds, deer, lions and tigers and bears oh my, and some beautiful scenery. I would recommend dressing accordingly depending on the time of year when you visit the cache.
Thanks for hunting my fourth cache!
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