The word geocache is a combination of “geo,” which means “earth,” and “cache,” which means “a hiding place.” Geocaching describes a hiding place on planet Earth – a hiding place you can find using a GPS unit. A GPS (Global Positioning System) unit is an electronic tool that shows you where to go based on information it gets from satellites in space.

The Geocaching merit badge is an option for the National Outdoor Badge for Hiking.

Requirements & Worksheets

Complete details and worksheets for this merit badge are available here.


Requirements 7, 8 & 9 MUST be completed before you attend your merit badge day class. Failure to do so may prevent you from completing your merit badge.