1) Choose an animal (or animal related topic) that you find interesting. Spend some time doing research about the animal you chose.
2) Inspired by what you learned, create a high quality geocache or letterbox hide.*
Your cache must:
A- Contain the name of your animal within the hide's name.
B- A description of the animal should be given either in the hide's online description or in the container itself. (Or both!)
Try to teach your finders something! Remember, less is often more. Your finders are more likely to enjoy 5 quick bullet points than a long wordy summary copied from Wikipedia.
C- SHOW your animal by including one or more images of your artist's work within the physical container. (Not only on the page description!)
Decopage the image to the inside of the container.
Make the logbook out of the image.
Paint the container to resemble the animal.
Create the image as a letterbox stamp.
3) Hide, submit and have your hide approved.
4) Give us a link to your cache or letterbox in the comments below!
5) Take a photo of your hide (either in process or at the hide location) and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the tag #QuestScouts and #AnimalHide. You can also share your photo in our Facebook group.
Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to enjoy and comment on.
*Not familiar with geocaching? Watch this video by Groundspeak, the #1 lister of geocaches! You may also find a letterbox for this objective, but we will be using geocaching terminology from here on out for the sake of word flow. Since you're new, we suggest finding 100+ containers before making your first hide. Or, better yet, team up with an experiences geocacher or letterboxer!