Geological Geocaching

Skill Level:  2
Category: Recreation

Original Honor:  2012
Adventsource Honors Handbook PDF (soon)
Adventsource Catalog: Patch Order (must have approved order login) (link from adventsource)
Wikibooks.org Article/Answer Key 
Originating Institution: North American Division

 

 Requirements:

 

 1.Earn the Geology or Rocks and Minerals Honor

 2.Earn the Geocaching Honor

 3.Briefly explain the difference between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock formation. Give examples of types of rocks/minerals in each category

 4.Explain how water and wind are primary influences in changing the geology of a region or area. Give examples from your state or region.

 5.Do one of the following individually or with a small group.

 a)Visit and log on Geocaching.com five or more earthcaches.

 b)Visit and log on Geocaching.com 3 types of earthcaches (from the list below)

List: Mineral/fossil Site, mining site, historical site, hydrological feature, geomorphological feature, river feature, cave/karst feature, coastal feature, erosional feature, fault/fold feature, sedimentary feature, metamorphic feature, igneous feature, glacial feature, other feature.*

c) Visit and log on Geocaching.com three or more earthcaches in two states/provinces/countries**.

6.Give a report to an instructor or group on the things you learned / experiences while completing the activity requirements of this honor. You may use presentation software, photos, or other presentation media as part of your report.

7.Read the Creation story in Genesis 1:1-2:3.

8.Discuss with an instructor, pastor, or qualified youth leader how Creationist Christians understand the formation of the earth in six literal days of creation. You may contrast this view with the Evolutionist view if necessary. 

 

Notes:

*5c qualifies you to receive the Bronze Earthcache Master award from earthcache.org

 

**Earthcache.org contains a list of earthcaches that are classified by these terms.  Not all earthcaches are currently classified.  However, the terms are rather self-explanatory and once you view the descriptions for several earthcaches, it will be easy to see which feature they most closely classify.  An earthcache can only qualify for one classification for purposes of this honor.