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Geocaching: Today’s the day, so don’t wait….

Have you signed up? Well, have you?

The contest has begun and the entrants are rolling in.  Will you be one of them.  Are you ready to WIN?

family geocaching

Time for SUMMER fun…

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1st Annual Summer Geocaching Hunt

We’re hosting our 1st Annual S4BT Geocaching Hunt

Samuel L. Collins and the Search for Biblical Truth is hosting its 1st Annual Summer Geocaching Hunt and we want to reward YOU for your geocaching skills with this FREE T-SHIRT!

2012 Samuel L. Collins logo t-shirt

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Does Geography Matter?

Dad always says, “The world is a beautiful place- go see it!”earth from space

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“The boys were thrilled by Samuel’s “cool” gadget watch…”- Mom

Lisa Marie Fletcher and Titus 2 blog review

I recently was offered the opportunity to review some videos for a fun new family movie series called Samuel L. Collins and the Search for Biblical Truths.


This month, I’m sharing our review of their first movie – Samuel L Collins in Singapore. Next month, we’ll check out the adventure in Bali.

Samuel L. Collins and the Search for Biblical Truths - Singapore episode

Samuel L. Collins and the Search for Biblical Truths – Singapore episode

Samuel L Collins’ series is designed for families (especially boys, I think), obviously modelled off the idea of Indiana Jones and the idea of making learning Bible Truths into an adventure quest.

When the box arrived with our videos, I showed them to the boys and thought that we would wait to watch them on the weekend. The kids, apparently, had other ideas and before I knew it – the 4 of us were snuggled on the couch eagerly starting the video.

In this first video, Samuel is a secret agent and his family are called to Singapore, where Samuel finds some money dropped by a lady walking down the street and then is sent on a mission to learn more about integrity and treasures.

What I really liked about this movie is that although the title would lead you to believe that Samuel is the only one on the adventure – it actually is a whole family activity. His sister, Katie, is an active part of the search and helps Samuel complete his challenges. I like that it takes something as simple as a Bible verse and makes it exciting and special. The special digital effects were really well-done.

The boys were thrilled by Samuel’s “cool” gadget watch, and as the story progressed, were eager to participate in the challenges of deciphering codes. Samuel has to use his GPS to find the geobox, an activity that we love doing too – geocaching (aka “Treasure Hunting”).

It was a nice treat to have a live-action movie for Christian values that my kids would sit through and enjoy! We are going to watch it a few more times this week, I’m sure!

Wow!  Thanks Mrs. Fletcher for the awesome review!

Gotta run,

Sam

 

Geocaching: What is it? (part 1/5)- repost

Many of my friends wish they could tag along on my adventures around the world….

Samuel L. Collins fiilms in Bali

Hey, wait for me???

and I must admit it’s amazing to travel to the places I’ve been, but Geocaching is a great adventure of it’s own.  And it happens in every corner of the world, so even if the nearest State Park is the farthest from home you’ll ever get, you too CAN have your own FAMILY ADVENTURE….

So, in honor of SUMMER and VACATIONS, I’m going to write a series of blog posts that describe the “how-to’s” and “Joys” of GEOCACHING…

Geocaching: What is it? (part 1)

So, what is this family-fun activity?  It’s part ‘treasure-hunting’ part ‘scavenger hunting’ and part ‘hiking’.

Family geocaching

Doesn’t geocaching look fun?

Small and large ‘treasure boxes’ called CACHES or GEOCACHES

Here's what Geocaching containers look like...

Geocaching containers come in a variety of sizes and shapes

are hidden ALL over the world.  Yes, that’s right ALL over the world (over 100 countries including America), which means that no matter where YOU live- there’s probably a CACHE near you. 🙂

How many ‘treasure boxes’ are located around the world?  Around 2 MILLION.  Wow, that’s quite a LOT of treasure to go find!

Old fashion map with Treasure Box

Not like the pirates….

But the difference is we’re not PIRATES…. and we use modern technology!

How do we find the Treasure?

Modern technology has allowed us to move beyond paper and pen (thank goodness) and today’s Treasures are monitored by latitude and longitude in the world of Geopositioning technology (think Satellites in outer space beaming around information…).

Couple looking at Geocaching GPS

Hey, this way to the TREASURE BOX!

Each GPS (just like the one your mom uses in the car to find the grocery store) is a latitude/longitude mapping program that allows us to move from one location (home) to the next (the TREASURE box or cache)!

If we put in our home coordinates, we can use this technology to find ALL the CACHES in our area!  It really is that simple.  The GPS guides us to the CACHE and we scoop up all the loot!  Well, not really, but we’ll cover geocaching rules later.

So, are you interested?  I sure hope so.  Come back next Tuesday and we’ll cover Part 2: Getting Started.  I’ll cover topics such as:

* What you need to get started

* Where to find the GPS coordinates for the CACHES? and

* provide some links (by state) for more fun.

See you next week!

Signing off,

Sam

 

Fashion nightmares or knock-outs: Part two

Okay, so a young boy writing about fashion received quite a bit of attention yesterday.

Someone posted that women too have to shave.  Okay, you’ve got me there, but FASHION is still overrated!

You rate these: nightmares or knock-outs?

Number One:

Number two:  (this could be my sister’s attempt)

See what happens when girls get too creative….

Either way you cut it, toilet paper = paper mache or mummy = NIGHTMARE!

Signing off,

Sam

 
 

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Geocaching: Today’s the day, so don’t wait….

Have you signed up? Well, have you?

The contest has begun and the entrants are rolling in.  Will you be one of them.  Are you ready to WIN?

family geocaching

Time for SUMMER fun…

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