Cachers Paying It Forward

With a little effort and a little planning, a regular cache can become a special cache, even if just for one night.   Cacher geob.o.b. was tasked with finding a suitable geocache for a group of Beavers.  She had recently found Return of the Dark Knight by Keck321 and thought this would make a great cache for her group.   The cache is located in a suburban park with easy parking and trail access.

Here is what geob.o.b. wrote in the log:

To Keck321… The 3rd Streetsville Beavers would like to thank you for an amazing evening. 14 Beavers with (I think) many more numbers of parents and scout leaders met at the trailhead as recommended. We all had our flashlights ready, listened to the safety rules, and found our first tack with hollers of “I found it” in no time. Well, then anything that glistened in the rain became a tack after that, which meant our heads were going in many directions. Going through the woods was much better than the trail for all of us – lots of logs to walk over and branches to duck – just like a real bushwhacking experience. And finally we found the end of the tacks. We spent a lot of time looking for the “X” on the ground for the treasure chest, until someone who is smarter than a [fifth grader] decided to look for it higher up. The eyeballs and marbles were the hit of the evening! We all signed your log book and left a scout patch and stickers in the cache. Thank you for our geocache night hike – it was a success.

What made this evening special was the temporary container that Keck321 put out just for the Beavers.  He knew they were coming to visit his cache so he temporarily replaced the container with something larger and filled it with goodies that the Beavers were sure to enjoy.   This small thoughtful change ensured the Beavers were able get the full treasure hunting experience.

 

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