In less than ten days, the parking lot at our World Headquarters in Olathe, KS will be filled with excitement and adventure. Saturday March 24th, 2012 marks the first ever KC Cache Dash-- a high-tech scavenger hunt based on GPS technology and social media connectivity, designed to promote awareness and support for local charities. Not only will we be celebrating what these great charities do for our communities, we are also extremely excited to welcome the Boy Scouts of America to our facility.
We know, through the 102 years of their existence, that Scouting provides lifelong benefits, and their focus on values and character are right in line with those of Garmin and OpenCaching.com. Representatives from the Boy Scouts will be on hand and are eager to answer questions about their programs and to even let you know how you can earn a geocaching merit badge-- something that will be possible using the OpenCaching Kit we will be providing. So gather your Scout troops and come out to Garmin with your friends and family to explore, learn and have FUN!
Speaking of the OpenCaching Kit, we'll have geocaching experts on hand to help you build your very own kits filled with all kinds of cool stuff, including these stickers (on the right) and to get you started in this global game. If you are a seasoned cacher, not to worry, our engineers will be on site and you'll be able to pick the brains behind Garmin's GPS handheld devices and dig into the "guts" behind the battery doors of your favorite geocaching tools. Even the creator of Opie, the official OpenCaching mascot, has chipped in. He has designed limited edition pathtags that we will be hiding around the property for you to find and take home.