MGS 15th Anniversary Geocoin

MGS 15th Anniversary Geocoin

Welcome to the homepage of the Maryland Geocaching Society!

Thanks to everyone who joined in making this year’s MGS Holiday Swap such a fun event. Delicious food, wonderful gifts, terrific company — what more could anyone ask for? (“CAM coins!” shouted a distant voice. “Quiet in the back!” I responded.) Speaking of CAM coins, the FedEx tracker says we’re still on target for a Thursday, Dec 7th delivery. We will post in the CAM forum thread when they arrive. Heck, I’ll probably hire a marching band when they arrive.
   *** UPDATE 12/7:
          The coins have arrived! Read this post for more info.

The MGS 15th Anniversary Geocoin is now available for pre-order. Please visit the forum thread for pricing and ordering information.

A formal announcement will be made on January 1st, but if you can’t wait till then to learn who next year’s MGS officers will be, visit the election thread.

Don’t forget to nominate your favorite caches and cachers for the 2017 MGS Awards. Visit the Awards Nominations thread for instructions on how to nominate. Nominations will close on December 31st, and voting will begin on January 1st. The award certificates will be presented at the Meet the Officers event in January. A current list of nominees can be viewed here.

2017 MGS Holiday Swap

2017 MGS Holiday Swap

Welcome to the homepage of the Maryland Geocaching Society!

The 2017 MGS Holiday Swap is right around the corner, and we’re asking everyone planning to attend to please post their will-attends on the cache page and, more importantly, to post their food items in the Holiday Swap forum thread. The final MGS event of the year will be held on Saturday, December 2nd, from Noon to 3pm at the VFW Post 160 near Glen Burnie, MD. You do not need to participate in the gift exchance to attend. If you haven’t already done so, please log your will-attend and post your potluck food items on the Holiday Swap Food List thread. Hope to see you there!

Holiday CAM Coin Swap!

Holiday CAM Coin Swap!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first of what we hope might be an annual MGS Geocaching Trivia event. We’re grateful to the good folks at GxProxy for donating a veritable treasure trove of geocaching merchandise to award as prizes for the event. Thanks also to past president deepdish23 for supplying the questions and emceeing the competition. If you weren’t able to attend, we will be posting the questions on the forum to give you an idea what you missed.

HOLIDAY SWAP

Our next and final MGS event of the year will be the 2017 MGS Holiday Swap held on Saturday, December 2nd, from Noon to 3pm at the VFW Post 160 in Glen Burnie, MD. The annual Holiday Swap is one of our most fun and well-attended events of the year, so if you’ve never attended one, we hope you’ll give this year’s a try. You do not need to participate in the gift exchance to attend. If you haven’t already done so, please log your will-attend and post your potluck food items on the Holiday Swap Food List thread.

CAM COINS

We’ve been given an *estimated* delivery date of November 22nd for the 2017 CAM geocoins. If we do receive them in time, we will make them available for pick-up at the Holiday Swap. When the coins arrive, everyone who paid for shipping will be given the option of picking up their coins at the event instead. We can refund the shipping fees at the event.

MGS OFFICER NOMINATIONS

The selection process for the 2018 MGS Core Officers has begun. If you would like to run, or if you wish to nominate someone else (with their permission), please post your nomination in this forum thread. The complete list of nominees will be published on December 1, at which point the official voting will begin. Serving as one of the Core Officers is an excellent way of giving back to the Maryland geocaching community, and I heartily encourage everyone to consider taking an active role in the future of the MGS by running for office. We need you!

MGS LICENSE PLATES

The latest batch of MGS specialty plates is now available for purchase! Add a shiny new set of MGS tags to your geomobile to show off your favorite hobby and to notify other FTF seekers that they are too late. Please visit the MGS License Plate page for instructions.

2017 MGS Geocaching Trivia Party

2017 MGS Geocaching Trivia Party

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Thanks to all who joined in making the Fall Picnic weekend such a fun time. Our next MGS event will be the 2017 MGS Geocaching Trivia Party held on Saturday, November 4th, at the Desert Rose Sweet Shop in Williamsport, MD, from 1 to 4pm. The event will feature pub-style trivia with Maryland- and geocaching-themed questions. You do not need to participate in the trivia contest to attend, and teams can be formed on the spot before trivia begins. Food and drink will be available for purchase. If you haven’t already done so, please log your will-attend so we can get a rough idea of how many folks to expect.

MGS LICENSE PLATES:

The latest batch of MGS specialty plates is now available for purchase! Add a shiny new set of MGS tags to your geomobile to show off your favorite hobby and to notify other FTF seekers that they are too late. Please visit the MGS License Plate page for instructions.

UPCOMING MGS EVENTS:

  • Geocaching Trivia Party – November 4th – Williamsport
  • Holiday Swap – December 2nd – Glen Burnie

2017 MGS Fall Picnic and satellite events

2017 MGS Fall Picnic and satellite events

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The 2017 MGS Fall Picnic and Campout in Hancock, MD, will soon be upon us, so if you haven’t yet posted your will-attend or signed up on the Volunteer and Food List, please do so! In addition to the main picnic event on Saturday, October 14th, five other local events have been scheduled over the weekend:

• Early Bird Party on the Deck – Friday the 13th (6–8pm)
• 2017 MGS Fall Picnic – Saturday the 14th (10am–4pm)
Friends ’Round the Campfire – Saturday the 14th (8–9.30pm)
Sunday Morning Breakfast – Sunday the 15th (8–9am)
WMRT and C&O Canal CITO – Sunday the 15th (Noon–1pm)
A Bloody Brunch on the Deck – Sunday the 15th (1.15–2.30pm)

Saturday’s picnic will be held in Kirkwood Park, and we’ll be in Widmyer Park for the campout on Friday and Saturday nights. Mid-October is a wonderful time of year to visit Western Maryland, and we hope you’ll join us for one of the most enjoyable MGS events of the year.

CALLING ALL GRILLS!

If you have access to a grill you’d willing and able to transport to the picnic, please contact alzarius. The pavilion we used last year caught fire, and the park couldn’t guarantee it would be repaired in time for this year’s picnic. As far as we are aware, the new pavilion does not yet have grills installed. We can make this a “non-grillable items only” picnic if we need to, but we should make that call asap before people start buying burgers and dogs. We will announce a decision on Sunday the 8th, so if you can help out, please contact us before then.