Knowschad I would like to weigh in if I might!
There are three (well, now two) caches in my little subdivision that were placed by Scouts. None of them had any special "attributes" making them memorable. None of them are being maintained.
I am maintaining one which is located VERY near my home, simply because it is the one that allowed me the introduction to Geocaching.
The other current one is recorded as having maintenance done on it by previous finders, at various different times. (Thank you cachers for doing that)
The third one, which is now archived, was missing. It was located on a dead end, unused alleyway,(our trash is collected curbside) which required nearly trespassing to get to. I logged NA after walking over with my wife and thoroughly scouring the area for the cache three different times. I even contacted a local previous finder to verify the location.
All three have "poor" coordinates. The one closest to me, on my Garmin handheld, Nuvi in my truck ,and even my Blackberry, show the coordinates to be the center of my driveway. Which , lol, is how I got introduced to the hobby. Ironic isn't it??
Interestingly enough, I met the former Scoutmaster at a Homeowners Association meeting. He told me who placed them, and said the young man had moved away. He has caches of his own out, and no longer is involved with Scouts.
I have tried in vain to contact the CO to adopt.
I am surprised the Scouts would permit this, much less condone it. When I was in Scouts it was all about becoming a better person, by building skills, character, bettering yourself by helping to better others, helping our planet, ect. We didn't have a GPS Merit Badge. I am not sure the Military had GPS back then.
I don't understand why they don't continue what they started, either with the same group of individuals, or the younger newer introductions to Scouting. Like grade school... the next "class" learns on the caches in place, instead of going out and placing new ones, which eventually suffer the same fate.
It has left me dissappointed in what the Scouts "seem" to have become. Any Scoutmasters who wish to comment are free to do so.
I have a different viewpoint on maintaining caches, as I am sure you have caught on another thread. Again, it goes back to what I was taught when I was young. If you see an opportunity to help someone, and you don't take advantage of it, it goes on your record. lol
I am amazed that some people will spend several hundred dollars for a GPSr, the cost of driving a vehicle to a cache site, the time and energy to find it, but then go berzak over replacing a fifty cent logbook!!! Amazing.