GeoWoodstock XIII

GeoWoodstock XIII

It is hard to believe that GeoWoodstock is only 5 days away. Besides the Mega event itself, there are many other events surrounding GeoWoodstock starting on Thursday this week and extending all the way until Memorial Day. You can see all the events listed in the event calendar to the right. One in particular I want to bring up is the MGS/NoVAGO CITO being held right after closing ceremonies on Saturday at 6PM at Doubs Woods Park in Hagerstown MD. This is the first time that the MGS and NoVAGO have teemed up for a joint event. We will be cleaning up the south side of the park near the High School. Check out the page here: GC5H15P.
During the GeoWoodstock festivities, the MGS will have a booth in the vendor area. Stop by and say hi. For those that have completed CAM and have not picked up your coin, we will have them there for you. We will also be selling CAM coins from the last 3 years and the MGS 4 seasons pathtags as a set.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

2015 CAM Picnic

2015 CAM Picnic

I hope everyone had a great time with CAM this year. I want to thank all the hiders who placed caches for CAM this year. You guys are a big reason that CAM is fun and exciting each year. The picnic is only 5 days away.
The schedule for the picnic is as follows:
10:30-11:00 Setup and get grills going
11:00-3:00 – Arrive at picnic, Sign in, Pick up certificate, CAM coin, drop off photo contest entries
Eat, geocache, talk geocaching, have a good time
Get 50/50 tickets, pathtag raffle
12:00 – All photo contest entries must be submitted by 12 noon
3:00-3:30 – Present CAM Hiders Certificates, Award Best CAM Hide, Award Photo Contest & 50/50 winners – Announcements
3:30 – Group photo
There will be several new geocaches that will coincide with the CAM picnic.

Don’t forget to send an email to CAM2015Completion@mdgps.org with the subject “CAM Completion” and containing your geocaching.com name, this information will be used to create the CAM Certificates and also determine how many will be attending the picnic. If you don’t put “CAM Completion” in the title, there is a chance that your email will be overlooked.
The thread for voting for your favorite 2015 CAM cache can be found here:
CAM Poll

Also, don’t forget to go to the food list food list and post what food items you will be bringing.

Also, please bring any photos you wish to submit to the CAM photo contest. There are five categories: Scenery, People, Animals, Weird, and Photographs taken by children. You may submit one photograph per category.

Cache Across Maryland 2015

Cache Across Maryland 2015

I hope everyone is getting as excited about CAM as I am with CAM being only four days away.  The recent warm weather has finally cleared the snow off the hiking trails in the State of Maryland, but the current forecast calls for some wintry mix on Friday, so stay safe this weekend as you head off for CAM.

For those that are unfamiliar, Cache Across Maryland, (CAM) is the highlight of the caching year for the Maryland Geocaching Society.  10 CAM caches have been placed across the entire state of Maryland.  The coordinates to these caches will be revealed on the MGS Forums at 7:09AM on March 21st.  Geocachers will have five weeks to find all 10 CAM caches.  There will be a code in each of the caches that will reveal where the CAM picnic will be located on Saturday May 2nd.

You do not need to be a member to participate in CAM, all you need is a login to view the forums on this Web Page.

The CAM picnic listing can be found here: CAM 2015 and the 2015 forum topic on CAM which contains everything you need to know about CAM and will be the location of the announcement of the CAM locations is here: CAM Forum

CAM 2015

2015 Meet The Officers

2015 Meet The Officers

Come and join us for a nice meet and greet to welcome in the 2015 MGS Officers.  The event is being held at the Golden Corral at Arundel Mills.  The event listing is here, and more information about this event including prices can be found here.  Please join us for great geocaching fellowship and conversation, even if you do not plan on eating.  This event will be a great start to a most exciting year for the MGS.

Welcome to the 2015 MGS Core!

Welcome to the 2015 MGS Core!

The votes are in and the results are tallied!  The 2015 MGS Core members have been announced:

  • President: DeepDish23
  • VP – BethanyInWonderland
  • Treasurer – Trainbug
  • PR – KSullivan
  • Secretary – eissak

A special thanks to those who ran and were not elected (this time!) — the MGS wouldn’t be what it is without volunteers!

You can read more and participate in the discussion here.