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Last weekend I went with my children and my daughter's Girl Scout Troop up to one of the camps. We spent the day learning to do Letter Boxing. I absolutely love it. :))))) One of my favorite things to when it's warm enough, is to go adventuring with my children in the woods. Now we have an additional incentive to go and do it and something that makes it a little more exciting for them. :)))))
So what is letter boxing? Letter Boxing is kinda like a scavenger hunt. :)) People have hidden letter boxes all over the world, the most common location being the woods as it's easier to leave them out there. When you start letter boxing you want to get a journal of sorts, a notebook you can collect your stamps in. You also want to make a stamp for yourself, or find a stamp that is unique. Keep a fresh pad of ink with you too. Each time you find one of these letter boxes you get a stamp from a stamp within the box. So you can keep a record of all your stamps much like a passport. :))))
You can find letter box locations online on websites like letterboxing.org. You can also type letter boxing and your location into Google Search for more ideas. :)))) When you find a website online it will give you directions to locations in your areas. Directions usually are in the form of clues to help you find the location. :))))) It can be fun to solve the clues. The letter box is usually a small plastic container, it can also be a bag so look carefully. Inside of the letter box you will find a small notebook and a stamp. Inside the notebook in the box you will sign your name and stamp it with your own stamp. You then take the stamp from the box and stamp your own book noting the time, date, and location you found the box.
To be safe you want to make up a name for yourself to use with all the letter boxes. So for instance my daughter loves unicorns so she is choosing a unicorn stamp and is going to put unicorn in her name. She chose lavender unicorn the other day. My son has a monkey stamp and is gong by coco monkey. :)))) You can hide your own letter boxes as well and upload the directions to the website that you choose to work with. It really is a lot of fun and you can get really involved with it. The hardest part is just figuring out website to use for your area. Letterboxing.org is the best one I have found so far. :))) From what I can see it has locations all over the world. :)))))
Much Love and Many Blessings,