Task Difficulty: 2.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.5 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
424 - OU036C

 A Scout Themed Cache

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 08.424' W 76° 50.424' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Quiz
 Size: Normal
 Status: Archived
 Date Hidden: 13 November 2011
 Date Created: 13 November 2011
 Last Modified: 29 May 2014
 Waypoint: OU036C
 Also Listed On: Geocaching.com


{{found}} 5 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 3 Comments
0 Notes
1 Watchers
6609 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Kid Friendly Big Rig Friendly GeoHotel 

Please see the attributes article for more information.

Description   EN   

The cache is not at the listed coordinates.

In order to find this cache, you will need to answer some questions about Troop 424 of Savage, in particular, and the Boy Scouts of America, in general.  These answers will allow you to calculate the actual coordinates of the cache container.

The final coordinates are N 39 AB.CDE / W 76 FG.HJK

A = Number of Eagle Scout Ranks earned in the year it was introduced.

B = The first digit in the address of Troop 424's meeting place minus 1.

C = Number of stars on the Eagle Scout Badge

D = Number of Boy Scout "ranks" (to include the "joining badge")

E = Troop's PO Box is XYZ.  E=(X-Y)+Z

FG = Troop 424 was founded in 19VW.  FG = VW+3

H = Number of letters in the 2nd point of the Scout Law (the single, specific word)

J = Minimum service hours required for Star or Life rank.

K = Number of Eagle ranks earned in the troop from 1982-1997

NOTE - You will not need to disturb any vegetation to retrieve the cache.

I've added the "GeoHotel" attribute and would be glad to see various GeoKrety or other trackables pass thru.

After nearly 2 years, I've decided to go ahead and list this on Geocaching.com to share the fun and make it useable to our scouts toward their Geocaching Merit Badge.  I have, however, added a hint here that will not be on the other listing.


Troop 424 Maryland Geocaching Society



Additional Hints   Decrypt

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9 05 March 2015 SYSTEM Cache archived

Automatic Archiving - 9 months as "Temporarily Unavailable"

11 29 May 2014 DudleyGrunt Temporarily unavailable

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3 29 May 2014 DudleyGrunt Comment

Temporarily disabling while deciding whether or not to move the final.

1 21 October 2013 ithink314 Found it

This was my first "real" opencaching.us find!  i.e. it was found on my own, and wasn't handed to me. Technically, I "found" one of the other category the evening before. Oddly enough, this was my second opencaching.X find.  Had just enough time to stop here before needing to head out back home from a quick business trip... Enjoyed working through the questions before my trip, and making a quick stop while passing through. Was glad to meet you, DG. Took the army tb.

Thought it interesting to mention - 4 is Unlucky in chinese https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_in_Chinese_culture#Four but 2 is lucky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbers_in_Chinese_culture#Two , and of course 42 is the answer to life the universe and everything http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history/42-the-answer-to-life-the-universe-and-everything-2205734.html So 424 is an interesting number...

☢ Thanks, DudleyGrunt, for setting this up! 
+/- #, October 21, 2013 6:20PM

1 21 September 2013 gabiandbeecharmer13 Found it

I forgot we also had an account here and had found two caches a few years ago. Today I found this cache after seeing it published somewhere else, so I am logging it here too. Thanks for the cache.