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  • jerryw38@comcast.net
    Nov 30, 2010

      Paul  u need to familiarize urself with the JR. U can skip past the closest way points.  Really a neat learning tool about caching




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      From: "Michelle Zukovsky" <mitzume@...>
      To: "nuts " <nuts_@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 6:39:56 AM
      Subject: Re: [NUTS] What to do?


      The fact that several of your families have a GPS device that can mark way-points does make you troop unique, at least, compared to where I am from.  With the array of iphones and other cell phones that have GPS capability it is amazing how few people know that much about geocaching.  For many people it's more of a directional tool for locating a restaurant or business, basic driving directions. As we all know, there is so much more to geocaching then just driving to a cache site.
      Any donation, NUTS decides to make would of course be a charitable one.  We all belong to groups that do food drives, donate gifts and clean parks etc. The problem is that these types of donations are either consumable or short lasting.  While I realize there is yet a GPS out there that is "timeless" what an awesome way to promote/encourage participation in the very sport that is the core reason this group and many others like it exist,   
      Michelle - Moonchaser

      --- On Mon, 11/29/10, Paul Bryant <prof.bryant@...> wrote:

      From: Paul Bryant <prof.bryant@...>
      Subject: Re: [NUTS] What to do?
      To: nuts_@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, November 29, 2010, 9:30 PM

      For whatever type of GPSr is or maybe donated, the Boy Scout's Geocaching merit badge requires the scout to mark a waypoint, compare the accuracy of WGS84 and UTM coordinates systems, and to set up a course that makes use of at least 4 waypoints.  The Geomate.jr. only allows for one waypoint, based on the specifications. 
      I am a Geocaching merit bade counselor and I am working with my first group of scouts.  Between the three GPSrs that I own, and a few others that are owned by other family members, we haven't been lacking for GPSrs.  Our unit may be unique, but I wouldn't count on that.
      Paul (Twiddleflip)

      From: "thrak@..." <thrak@...>
      To: nuts_@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Mon, November 29, 2010 8:58:41 PM
      Subject: Re: [NUTS] What to do?

      I'm all in favor of helping organizations by donating items such as others AND with the geomate.jr but....... I'm also in favor of a major N.U.T.S. event. It's been far too long since there was a major get together. We could be generous with ourselves as well. A big Christmas meet might be good. I can remember a nice event in Oroville one Christmas. Just my 2ยข worth.

      On 11/29/2010 8:53 PM, jerryw38@... wrote:
      What about the geomate.jr    Already has all of the caches installed  Really easy to use and very accurate
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Anthony Guzzi" <dukeofurl@...>
      To: "nuts " <nuts_@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 8:39:00 PM
      Subject: Re: [NUTS] What to do?

      > I had the same thought as Michelle, that it would be better to donate GPS's to
      > the local council that way many troops could use them.

      I agree with that sentiment, we want as many people using them as possible.

      At the same time, I think the money could be used to buy several lesser units,
      such as the Gecko to make the money stretch as much as it can.

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