Friendly Metal Detecting Forums   Colonial Metal Detectors
List all sponsors

Go Back   Friendly Metal Detecting Forums > Other Forums > Clubs, Hunts, and Events

Reply
  
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-29-2016, 01:38 PM
RaylandRat's Avatar
RaylandRat RaylandRat is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 1,196
Default Detecting class for Scouts

Our club meets at a Boy Scout club house. When we made the deal to use the building, we mentioned that we would be willing to hold a metal detecting class/demonstration for the Scouts that use this same building. Has anyone ever done this? Any experiences, advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

__________________
Garrett AT Pro, ACE 350, ADS DeepSeeker, Pro-Pointer, Pro Pointer II
Oldest coin- 1853 Seated Dime

Reply With Quote


  #2  
Old 06-29-2016, 01:40 PM
jerr-man's Avatar
jerr-man jerr-man is online now
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: KANSAS
Posts: 2,352
Default

Neat idea. I have never done this but please let us know how that works out.

__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


2016 TOTALS 39 SILVERS, 22 INDIANS, 1 "V",12 rings
OLDEST COIN: 1860 AUSTRIA 1 KREUZER
CTX 3030, XP DEUS, AT Propointer

Reply With Quote


  #3  
Old 07-01-2016, 04:05 PM
NectarDetector's Avatar
NectarDetector NectarDetector is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Detecting365
Posts: 7,240
Default

If it were me, I would...

Take a plastic tote, fill it with dirt, (Could just use somewhere with mulch as well) take some items like coins or other trinkets, and put them down in the dirt.

You might look up online how it is that a metal detector actually works, and then maybe hand out a paper to each scout with the basics of what you are demonstrating.

Let them take turns swinging the detector, and see if they can get the detector to sound off on the item (of course they all will, as you only buried it a few inches deep.)

Let a couple of them get the thrill of hearing it beep, and finding "treasure"

Likewise, have some "awards" printed out that they all receive for their daily lesson in becoming "certified treasure hunters"

When you get a few of them hooked on the hobby, give us a holler and we'll be happy to work out a bulk discount on some fancy treasure finding metal detectors for your scout troop.

Best of luck, snap some pics and share...we love pics!

__________________
.

Reply With Quote


  #4  
Old 07-02-2016, 10:49 PM
RaylandRat's Avatar
RaylandRat RaylandRat is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 1,196
Default

Originally Posted by NectarDetector View post
Likewise, have some "awards" printed out that they all receive for their daily lesson in becoming "certified treasure hunters"
I like this idea. Maybe there's a badge for metal detecting. Haha. Something to check into with the Scout Master. I'm trying to get some ideas together now, but we probably won't do anything until the fall. The clubhouse is right next to a park, so we could seed an area to let them search at. Hopefully we can get several spare machines and pin pointers for the Scouts to use from our club members.

We have other motives for doing this. The district Boy Scouts have a big campgrounds that shows up on old maps(20's). It's fence and has padlocked gates. Maybe this would help with getting permission to hunt it.

__________________
Garrett AT Pro, ACE 350, ADS DeepSeeker, Pro-Pointer, Pro Pointer II
Oldest coin- 1853 Seated Dime

Reply With Quote


  #5  
Old 07-07-2016, 10:06 PM
Chipk's Avatar
Chipk Chipk is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Jacksonville / Yulee Florida
Posts: 2,064
Default

I inquired about an MD merit badge but there is an archeology badge and this is included.

I recently joined a club and they hold classes for scouts. I'm not sure which manufacturer in t is but one has donated machines for them to use.

__________________
2 AT Pros, XTerra 705, Tesoro Sand Shark, 2 Garrett Ace 250s, 2 Pro Pointers, 2 scoops, an understanding wife and a sore back!

Reply With Quote


  #6  
Old 07-07-2016, 10:32 PM
RaylandRat's Avatar
RaylandRat RaylandRat is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 1,196
Default

Originally Posted by Chipk View post
I inquired about an MD merit badge but there is an archeology badge and this is included.

I recently joined a club and they hold classes for scouts. I'm not sure which manufacturer in t is but one has donated machines for them to use.
Any information about what goes on during the classes will be appreciated.
I never thought about contacting a detector company for loaner machines. Worth trying. Thanks

__________________
Garrett AT Pro, ACE 350, ADS DeepSeeker, Pro-Pointer, Pro Pointer II
Oldest coin- 1853 Seated Dime

Reply With Quote


  #7  
Old 07-09-2016, 03:19 PM
W0FGG's Avatar
W0FGG W0FGG is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 51
Default

My local troop, which I used to be a part of, would love this kind of thing as many of the 2nd class and 1st class scouts have metal detectors. The are thinking about starting up a club within the troop to help kids work on the Outdoor and Orienteering Merit Badges.

__________________
We all have good days and bad days, but, no matter what you do, always Keep your Coil to the Soil.

First Find: 1943 Mercury Dime.

Reply With Quote


1 members found this post helpful.
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.