Geocacher

Geocaching is your chance to be part global explorer, part detective. You’ll search for treasure chests, called “geocaches,” using a device called a GPS receiver to find each chest’s secret hiding place. Get ready for a thrilling adventure!

1. Prepare for your adventure
2. Learn to use a GPS receiver
3. Make a trade item
4. Go on a geocaching adventure
5. Take part in a bug’s travels!

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to have a geocaching adventure.

Earned by Scouts.

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Letterboxer

Letterboxing is an amazing adventure game played by people all over the world. Use your curiosity and join in. To play, you follow clues to find a hidden box with special items inside. In North America, there are thousands of letterboxes. Maybe there’s one hidden near you right now!

1. Get started with letterboxing
2. Find your own stamp
3. Practice solving clues
4. Search for a letterbox
5. Make a letterbox

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to have fun adventures by finding and hiding letterboxes.

Earned by Scouts.

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Night Owl

Night has captured the imagination since the dawn of time. But with modern-day electricity, it’s easy to overlook the mysteries and beauty of the world after the sun goes down. So grow your imagination and expand what you know (or think you know!). Turn out the lights, tune in your senses, and step out in to the night.

  1. Take a field trip to explore the night
  2. Tour your world after dark
  3. Meet people who work night hours
  4. Explore nature at night
  5. Host an Extreme Nighttime Party

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll have uncovered the mysteries of the world after dark.

Earned by Scouts.

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Traveler

Close your eyes and imagine the spoils of travel: different cultures, breathtaking vistas, exotic foods. You might picture zooming down a zip line in the Amazon, tasting a classic New York hot dog, or digging into local lore at the history museum next door. Whether you travel near or far in this badge, you’ll get the travel savvy to make the most of your adventures now and throughout your life.

1. Research destinations
2. Look into fun itineraries
3. Find out how to create a budget, including ways to travel inexpensively
4. Gain travel expertise before you go
5. Take your trip — and make a memory

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to plan a great trip of at least one night — whether it’s around the corner or across the globe.

Earned by Scouts.