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Maryland Geocaching Society Summer Picnic 2012

Maryland Geocaching Society Summer Picnic 2012

One month now until the MGS Summer Picnic 2012. The picnic will be Saturday August 4th 2012 at 10 o’clock, RAIN or SHINE! We’ll be meeting in the McKeldin area of Patapsco Valley State Park for fun and food.

The Annual MGS Awards will be presented, and we’ll be hosting a large Silent Auction! If you would like to donate any items for the auction to help support the MGS and its mission, please contact the MGS PR Officer Spikep (Mike) at spikep@mdgps.org The MGS does not collect any dues or fees for the events it hosts and as such depends on the generous donations of it’s members to help defray the costs of pavilions, hall rentals…etc. Please do consider donating to help out. Geocoins, cache containers, private cache tours or anything related to geocaching or the outdoors would be accepted to help out.

The MGS Awards are also being awarded. Please do take a moment or two to send in your nominations for 2012. More information can be found in the forums.

If you have any questions please do feel free to contact me at “lpyankeefan@gmail.com” Hope to see everyone there!

The Star-Spangled Banner Geotrail will launch Saturday, February 27!

The Star-Spangled Banner Geotrail will launch Saturday, February 27!

Come on a journey to remember and commemorate the dramatic chain of events, people and places that led to the birth of our National Anthem. The story of the Anthem was shaped by events in the Chesapeake region during the War of 1812. From early 1813 until early 1815, the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding shores were the center of fierce struggles between the British and the Americans. From the burning of the White House to the Battle for Baltimore and ‘the rockets red glare,’ it’s all here for the geocaching community to enjoy in the Chesapeake region, an area encompassed by the Chesapeake Bay, coastal Virginia and the District of Columbia.

The Star-Spangled Banner (SSB) geotrail will have over 30 caches within Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. A trackable geocoin will be awarded to the first 400 geocachers, while supplies last, for locating at least 20 SSB caches. Click into the forums to read all the details.

GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit Comes to Maryland

GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit Comes to Maryland

As you walk through woods with your GPS in hand, have you ever wondered about the technology – its history, current uses and future possibilities?  Visitors to the GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit opening this weekend at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore will have the opportunity to learn that and much more.

The GPS Adventures Maze is a traveling educational exhibit that was developed to teach people of all ages about navigation, GPS technology, and geocaching.  It simulates geocaching by leading visitors through a 2500 sq.ft. maze filled with interactive science experiences.  It is a unique caching experience with it’s own unique icon.

We invite everyone to join us at the Maryland Science Center on Saturday, February 20, 2010 10am – 1 pm for the GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit opening event.  Be among the first to see the exhibition and meet members of Groundspeak, Trimble Navigation, and exhibit creator Minotaur Mazes.

The GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit will run from February 20 through April 18, 2010. For more information, please click on the links below.

GPS Adventures Maze Opening Event

GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit

Maryland Science Center

Maryland Life Geocache Dash!

Maryland Life Geocache Dash!

Take part in a statewide treasure hunt!
You could win some fun prizes!

Beginning January 1, 2010!

The Maryland Municipal League and the Maryland Geocaching Society has partnered with Maryland Life magazine to foster new interest in discovering municipal geocaches along the Maryland Municipal League Geocache Trail. During 2010, each of the six issues of Maryland Life will feature two or three cities or towns for you to discover and enjoy.

Click into the forums to read the complete details.

2009 MGS Summer Picnic

2009 MGS Summer Picnic

Things are coming together for our annual summer gathering. Hides are in place and have been reviewed. Pavillion has been rented. Raffle inventory is growing as well as the item count for the silent auction.
As you await August 2nd…. you have time to vote on you favorite cache hides as well as hiders. Links to the nominees can be found in the announcements of each thread. Please go ahead and let us know who you think should be awarded in each category