Girl Scouts Motivate Kids To Get Outside

Girl Scouts, Evelyn Cmielewski, Abby Faluotico, and Lara Leyson from Troop 4219 in Mt. Olive, recently completed their Silver Award.

The idea of Geocaching is very important to these three girls, because they have witnessed that the increased use of electronics has had a huge impact in making kids less active, and staying indoors. Fortunately, one solution to this problem of inactivity, is Geocaching.

Geocaching is a high tech. hide and seek. It works with GPS coordinates at several different points that participants need to find hidden objects at the physical locations for. Once the girls realized they wanted to make a difference and help get kids more active and enjoy the great outdoors, they decided to host a Geocaching event at Turkey Brook Park.

The event was held on Sat., May 21, 2016. They invited some area girl and boy scouts to participate. The feedback the girls received was very positive. The girls and boys who participated were very interested in continuing the activity on their own. The girls accomplished their goal and hope to continue to spread the word.

Anyone interested in learning more about Geocaching can go to www.geocaching.com.

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