Traditional
Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
ACES: William Boyce - OU0291

 The Arlington Caching Educational Series (ACES) is a series of geocaches in and around Bluemont park.

Hidden by  TheLostDogs

N 38° 52.078' W 77° 07.863' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Virginia
 Cache Type: Traditional
 Size: Small
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 26 April 2011
 Date Created: 26 April 2011
 Last Modified: 01 May 2011
 Waypoint: OU0291

 


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 2 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
2874 Visitors
1 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Map
Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Ticks Poison Plants In the Woods Limited Hours Listed on OCNA Only Stealth Required 

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Description   EN   

According to Wikipedia, “The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was founded by Chicago publisher William Boyce on February 8, 1910. At that time in the US, there were several other loosely structured outdoor-oriented youth organizations, some using the name "Boy Scout" and some using other names, and there were already a number of troops in existence using some variation of the British Scout program. Boyce's key contribution was to organize the BSA as a business. He incorporated the organization (in Washington, DC, rather than Chicago), recruited key youth professionals (in particular from the YMCA) to design and operate the program, and he provided key funding for the infant organization.

Why a cache dedicated to the Boy Scouts?  Because the Boy Scouts have a new merit badge for Geocaching!

A Google Map shows the Full ACES Course.

You are looking for a small tupperware snap and lock container.

Cache is hidden in an Arlington County Park consistent with known Arlington County Parks geocaching policy.  Please only search during park hours.

Additional Hints   Decrypt

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A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

Geokrety

 Evil Blue Bunny - Total Distance: 1042 km

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Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 2x {{comment}} 1x      New Log Entry

1 03 September 2011 DudleyGrunt Found it

2923.  FINALLY made it back here to find the last ACES cache I needed.  I was in NoVA (mostly) seeking TerraCaches, but this was  the one OCUS hide I needed.  I'd stopped for lunch up the road and it started to rain.  Knowing it wasn't supposed to last long, I was actually glad to see it.  It stopped just as I was arriving at parking and I hoped it would have cleared any disc golfers off the course.  Last time, I'd nearly been hit by a disc and gave up the search, after seeing an unending string of DGers.  When I got near the cache site, there were 2 guys and a toddler (in a stroller) on the course.  First, I tried to access GZ from a trail that headed into the woods, but found it didn't really get me close enough to GZ.  I would have cut thru the woods, but I encounterd my first ever aggressive squirrel.  He didn't attack me, but he was enjoying his acorn in a tree I'd have had to walk under.  When I stopped on the trail, he made "barking" noises at me and I didn't want to take chance that if I walked under him he'd jump on my head and decided to walk around.

I ended up letting the disc golfers play through and didn't see anyone else coming, so I went for the cache.  Got lucky and found it quickly.  Took nothing and left a personal wooden nickesl, a Roy Rogers wooden nickel (good for a free ice cream cone), and the Evil Blue Bunny GeoKrety trackable.

As, a scout leader, I was very happy to finally find this one.

Thanks and Happy Trails!

3 01 May 2011 TheLostDogs Comment

I will be revisiting the ACES series and confirming the coords

1 01 May 2011 wetfit Found it

It's May Day and I thought I'd check out this new series.  It was an easy find and a lot of fun....THX4TC.

2 01 May 2011 sfcchaz Didn't find it

I had problems with bounce in a bad way here. I spent more than 30 minutes looking for this one. I did find the rest of the available ACES caches.

At first I had GZ over by the GC cache - Out of Bounds. I then had GZ about 100 feet from there. I then tried approaching from several directions, but pretty much ended up near the same GZ after the that. Any help would be appreciated.

2 30 April 2011 DudleyGrunt Didn't find it

Of this entire series, I definitely wanted to find this one, given it's scouting connection.  I began searching the area around GZ and even thought I'd spotted the container, but was trying to reach it.  Then, a disc whirred by my head and landed nearby.  I waved to the next "duffers" and made my way to a bench off the course to wait for them to play through.  However, there seemed to be a never ending stream of disc golfers on this beautifal afternoon.  Not seeing an end to the wait, I decided to save this for another day and find out if I had actually seen the cache.