Tips for Teaching Geocaching to Beginners? #GQotD Recap!

GQotDPinterestHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

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Now you can hear the recap on the Podcacher Podcast with the Geocaching Question of the Day weekly!  Tune in Sunday night for this week's question recap.

Monday through Thursdays, we ask our followers on Facebook, Twitter and Google+  a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: Any tips for teaching geocaching to beginners?

We received lots of great tips and suggestions.

Here are just a few:

  • Tom on G+ shared: Make sure you can cover the most basic items in the first 2 minutes. If it takes longer than that, you've lost them already..
  • Jo adds: Leave a lot of times for questions and think of many different ways to explain the same thing.
  • Dave recommends that you: Take them to quality caches you've previously found and and determined are still in good shape.
  • Kari shared: Make sure each person has their own GPSr to use. It's more fun than looking over someone's shoulder.
  • Dawn on FB likes a quick hands-on approach. She shared: Show while you go. Give a basic run down then get moving! Having 2 people and splitting up a large group might help.
  • My favorite tip for teaching is using the ‘see and walk away’ method for finding. Before they start looking for the cache, you designate a spot near GZ for them to go once they have seen the cache container. This gives everyone in the group the opportunity to find each cache.

As always, we really enjoyed hearing about teaching geocaching, and you can too, if you-

-Follow us, Cache Advance, on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

Thanks, and Happy Caching!

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