Breakdown - Find - 150

While hide owners are responsible for keeping up with maintenance, a little help from their community can go a long way. Let's do our best to help keep the geocaches and letterboxes in our community happy and healthy.


1) Identify and geocache or letterbox that needs maintenance.

You can do this in one of two ways. First, you could search the online logs of your preferred site for mentions of maintenance needs. Alternatively, you could simply make finds until you run across a hide that needs maintenance. 

2) Perform an act of maintenance! 

This may include drying out a wet container, adding duct tape to a cracked container, adding a new sheet of log paper (geocaches only,) or something else that helps maintain the hide.

Note: Maintenance may include replacing a container as well. However, you should always contact the hide owner before doing this. 

3) Tell us about your hide maintenance  in the comments below! If applicable, include the geocache/letterbox number. 

3) Document your maintenance with a photograph and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the tags #QuestScouts and #Geocaching or #Letterboxing.

Remember, if you post to a public Instagram or Twitter account with the tag #QuestScouts your photo will show up on our Scout Board for other Quest Scouts to view and interact with.

*A "find/hide" can be either a geocache or letterbox. Not familiar with either? Watch this video by Groundspeak, the #1 lister of geocaches or read about letterboxing from Atlas Quest.