Geocaching May 24, 2021

Koda Deblieux, Troop 60 senior patrol leader and instructor, used the EDGE method to teach scouts how to use a GPS unit.
Scouts teamed up and designed their own Geohunts. They chose themes and set up a course with four waypoints. Noah, patrol leader, and Koda are setting waypoints on the GPS.
Scouts played the game and used GPS to locate caches. Grace locates one on an old tractor.
Grace, Griffen and Jacob carefully choose a location for placing their cache themed “survivor”.

Troop 60 service project

Troop 60 spent Saturday working at the local Food Pantry to refurbish three of their deep freezers.

The freezers were rusting on the inside threatening to shorten their use life.
Scouts sanded, cleaned and painted the freezers on the inside and outside
Scouts wore safety gear while working
Scouts assist with food distribution as an ongoing service project – this project is an extension of their support of this very important service to our community.

April 9, 2021 Virtual Meeting. —Geocaching—

Troop 60 met this week for their second week of working on the merit badge for Geocaching.
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world.
Nick Maxey taught the scouts via a Zoom meeting
Scouts discussed how the Scout Law aligns with the rules of Geocaching.

Emergency Preparedness and community service

Troop 60 helped serve the community today while getting to experience first hand the work involved in meeting community health needs during a pandemic as they volunteered to assist with COVID-19 vaccination distribution.

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center will administer over 3,000 vaccines to the public this week. Scouts participated in this distribution service.

Scouts are often asked to help with directing crowds during community emergency events
Scouts learn leadership skills when participating in community events
Community Emergency Service-lending a helping hand with communication
Scouts know about emergency sanitation