Maryland Geocaching Society Holiday Swap 2014

Maryland Geocaching Society Holiday Swap 2014

Ho!, Ho!, Ho!, Its that time of year again.  Its time for geocachers and friends alike to sit and enjoy some delicious eats, as we share caching stMGS Holiday Eventories.  Come join us at the Maryland Geocaching Society Holiday Swap.  This year we will be meeting at the Community Association Town Hall in Arbutus, Maryland on Saturday December 6th at 1 PM. There will be a potluck lunch/dinner followed by a gift exchange with an MGS twist. There will be 5 caches placed in the surrounding area (driving required for some), so you may want to come a little early.  Please come out and join us to end another great event year for the MGS and to share some holiday cheer with your fellow geocachers.

Maryland Geocaching Society CITO 2014

Maryland Geocaching Society CITO 2014

Come join the Maryland Geocaching Society as we get together and do our part for Mother Nature and help clean up Tuckahoe State Park in Queen Anne, MD.  On November 1st the MGS will host the Maryland Geocaching Society CITO 2014.

We will be some trail maintenance and some road side pick-up and trail trash pick-up around the park.  Afterwards we will have a potluck lunch.  So please bring something to share with your fellow cachers as we get together for one of caching core values of giving back.

Check us out on the MGS Forums for any additional information.

MGS Fall Picnic

MGS Fall Picnic

Well, its getting near the end of Summer and its almost time for the leaves to start changing colors.  Its also time to start talking about the MGS Fall Picnic.  Every year we visit different sites around Western MD where you can get away from the city and enjoy the natural side of Maryland.

Please join us at Rocky Gap State Park on October 4th for some delicious food off the grill, some great conversations, some beautiful views, and some great caches.  Stick around for the Annual Corn Hole Tournament and maybe you can walk away with the coveted champion trophy.

MGS Summer Picnic

MGS Summer Picnic

Summer will soon be here and so will the heat that goes along with it.  Let’s beat that heat, and join us because this year we will be enjoying the shade of trees that climb the side the mountain as we visit Cunningham Falls State Park in Thurmont, MD.  Everyone is welcome to join us as we relax and enjoy some delicious food off the grill, discuss our caching victories and defeats, join up with your fellow cachers to find some of the great caches that park has to offer, or participate in the annual silent auction.

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The MGS Summer picnic is our primary fundraising event, it will feature a silent auction with many items from popular geocaching websites, along with generous donations from our fellow members.  All proceeds go towards financing all the MGS events during the year including our most prestigious, CAM (Cache Across Maryland). We will also be announcing the results of the MGS Annual Awards voting. As always there will be lots of great food, raffle prizes and of course some new caches.

MGS Summer Picnic

The Manor Area of Cunningham Falls State Park

July 19th, 2014

10:00

Cache Across Maryland 2014

Cache Across Maryland 2014

This has been a tough winter with extreme cold temperatures and snow falling statewide, but that has not stopped 10 dedicated MGS members from hiding a CAM cache.

What is CAM?  CAM (Cache Across Maryland) is the Maryland Geocaching Society’s premier  event where you must find 10 specific caches that are placed around the state to get the coordinates to CAM Picnic.  Everything starts on March 22nd at 6 a.m. when we will post the 10 caches to the MGS forums.  Cachers have until the day of the picnic, May 3rd, to find all 10 CAM caches and decode the coordinates to the picnic location.

If you are going to drive over 1,000 miles in search of some smileys, why not do it in style with your very own CAM wardrobe.

My family will starting out west, after we get everything loaded to the MGS site.  So I hope to see you on the trails.CAM 2014