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EASTER EGG HUNT WITH A DIFFERENCE

EASTER EGG HUNT WITH A DIFFERENCE
Vancouver, BC, April 13, 2022

Are your kids grown out of the usual Easter Egg Hunt?Why not try something different:

EASTER GEOCACHING: EXCITING EGG HUNT

In detail, there are also different levels in geocaching. That said, the hiding places and levels of difficulty vary and are aimed at "pro players" or beginners, depending on the situation. You don't have to go that far on your Easter egg hunt. But using the geocaching principle will make the search more exciting and fun than the normal Easter egg hunt in the living room or garden. To create your own geocaching tour, you will need the following:

  • Treasures and containers - in this case, for example, coloring pictures or Easter baskets
  • smartphone
  • GPS app, for example Groundspeak (Android/iOS), Cachly (iOS) or c:geo (Android)
  • Alternatively a GPS device

 
If you want to, you can even create a logbook in which the geocachers can enter the treasures and hiding places they have found. It's all about the preparation. Especially if you decide to go on an Easter egg hunt in a wider area or in a forest. You can also use pre-made tours.

However, a specially designed plan is recommended for the Easter hunt. Because the route and hiding places should be planned precisely.

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN GEOCACHING TOUR
The route should be adapted accordingly to the treasure hunters - for example to the age. You go the way before and hide puzzles or gifts in the right places. You save the coordinates in the geocaching app. The final coordinate should house the right treasure, in this case, for example, the filled Easter basket. The caches should all be in the right order and the path should ideally complete a circle. It is also important that you enter information about the hiding places in the app. These can be, for example, significant features of the hiding place or trees that the participants have to count.

You can make the search easy or more difficult. At first, you walk the route and look for the hiding spots using coordinates and GPS. But if you want a higher level of difficulty and are a geocacher anyway, you can also encode your own search with number puzzles. If you solve a puzzle along the way and find a cache, you get the coordinates of the next hiding place.

Once you have noted and saved all locations, you can make the route available to all geocachers on the day of the Easter egg hunt. It is best for each participant to have their own smartphone or for at least two people to have a device.

Enjoy this different easter experience!

Your TROIKA Canada Team

www.troikacanada.com