Get in the Game! Programs
Get in the Game! is a partnership between the Boy Scouts of America and Geocaching.com. Geocaching is a game for GPS users of all ages. Players hide caches all over the world and then post the coordinates on the internet. Other players, using a GPS, try to find the hidden cache. Once found, the player signs a log sheet, provided in the cache, and later logs an entry on the cache page. Caches are everywhere: in the cities, the suburbs and in the wilderness. There are “drive-ups” and there are “hike-ins”. There are caches to match whatever level or capabilities you care to attempt.
The Get in the Game! partnership allows special caches to be placed around the country celebrating Scouting. There are also special trackables that are being created that can be passed from cache to cache. Trackables are named as such as their movements can be tracked on-line
How is Middle Tennessee Council Participating?
Middle Tennessee Council is participating fully in this program. A District Get In The Game! Chair has been identified in each district. They will help facilitate the program at the district level, speak to your District Commissioner Staff or Executive to get in touch with your chair. The can provide training and more detailed information on the program. But in general, the program has the following components:
- Pillars of Scouting
- Race to 2010
- Treasures of Scouting
- Events / Mega Event
- Council Property Caches
- Adventure of Scouting
- Cache to Eagle
- Cache In Trash Out Events Unit
- Unit Recruitment
Pillars of Scouting - This program utilizes travel bug trackables. Five travel bugs will be launched from each council representing each pillar: Leadership, Achievement, Service, Character, and Outdoors
Treasures of Scouting - This program places 5 traditional caches around the council that represent the five treasures of scouting: Cache to Cub Scouts, Action! Boy Scouts, AdVenturing Crew, Volunteer Quest, and BSA Alumni Connection. Click here for a list of the GC Codes.
Events -There have been and will be several cache events occurring throughout the year for Get in the Game! See the top of this page for the latest.
Council Property Caches - The committee has placed caches at Boxwell, Latimer and other properties for units to find.
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Adventure of Scouting - Each district will be placing 10 traditional caches located in their district to spur unit recruitment. Each cache will have a punch & a trading card designation. If a scout / leader collects all punches on a scorecard, they are eligible for the Centennial Geocaching MTC patch (limited to the first 2,500 BSA registered cachers). Most districts’ Adventure of Scouting series will launch in early February. Click here for the scorecard. Click here for a list of the GC Codes.
Cache to Eagle - This program has each district placing 12 traditional caches located in or near an Eagle Scout Project. Each cache will have a keyword. If a scout / leader collect all keywords, they are eligible for a MTC Cache to Eagle Patch that will be available in the MTC Scout Shops. District Get in the Game! Chairs are currently looking for Eagle projects to highlight. If you have a recommendation please let them know. Launching during the summer of 2010!
Resources for Get in the Game!
The following resources are available for get in the game:
- District Get in the Game! Chair
- The council has 8 GPS units that can be rented for a nominal fee.
For other questions, please contact Council Program Assistant Kim Wilkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-463-6322.