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MGS Events

MGS Holiday Swap

MGS Holiday Swap

On Saturday, December 3rd, we return to the JHU Applied Physics Lab for the ninth annual MGS Holiday Swap from 1 to 5pm. This is one of the most enjoyable MGS events of the year, and if you’ve never been, you really should give it a try! Please visit the cache page for details and to post your will-attend, and then check out the Holiday Swap Food List to post the prepared dish you intent to bring. The APLCachers are graciously providing the use of their space to us free of charge. In return we have agreed not to sell any wares or collect donations. Any items which are ordered and paid for via PayPal ahead of time can be picked up at the event, however the MGS will not be bringing any additional merchandise to sell and will not be accepting payments of any kind.

As a reminder, the prices on our inventory of geocoins have dropped:
 GeoWoodstock XIII geocoin (antique silver) — $5
 CAM 2015 geocoin — $5
 CAM 2016 geocoins (silver and gold) – $10

Yes, that’s right, now you can grab GW13 and CAM15 geocoins for the same price as travel bug dog tags! To place an order, contact us at sales@mdgps.org. We hope to see you at the Swap!

MGS News and Upcoming Events

MGS News and Upcoming Events

Thanks to all who braved the gloomy forecast to join us for the 2016 MGS Fall Picnic! We had great autumn weather for camping, and the rain wasn’t too much of a disruption of Saturday’s events due to everyone’s good spirits. We’re very grateful to the Town of Hancock for their hospitality, and I hope we have an opportunity to return for future events. To those who couldn’t join us, we missed you, and it’s still worth a visit for the more than 30 new caches that published during that weekend.

On Saturday, November 12th, from 8am to 1.30pm, the APLCachers will present their second annual Geocaching Symposium at the JHU Applied Physics Lab, the birthplace of satellite navigation. This is a terrific event for geocachers of all levels of experience. Seminar topics include ‘Geocaching 101’ for beginners and ‘Geocaching 201’ for intermediate level cachers, ‘The History of Geocaching in Maryland’ presented by deepdish23, ‘Genesis of the Antietam Adventure Lab Cache’ by Hixon, and ‘The Future of Gadget Caches’ by WVTim. There will also be tutorials on using Geosphere (iPhone), c:geo (Android) and Project-GC. These presentations will provide valuable additions to your geo-arsenal, and we hope you’ll consider attending!

We experienced several setbacks scheduling an MGS CITO event this year, however we are pleased to announce that we have finally managed to secure a location. The 2016 MGS CITO Event and Picnic will occur on Sunday, November 20th from 1.30 to 4.30pm at the Hollofield Area of Patapsco Valley State Park. (Where’s the Hollofield Area, you ask? If you’ve found Jusef’s Cache, Maryland’s oldest active geocache, you’ve been there.) After posting your will-attend, please post your food items to the CITO Food List thread.

On Saturday, December 3rd, we return to the JHU Applied Physics Lab for the ninth annual MGS Holiday Swap from 1 to 5pm. This is one of the most enjoyable MGS events of the year, and if you’ve never been, you really should give it a try! Please visit the cache page for details and to post your will-attend, and then check out the Holiday Swap Food List to post the prepared dish you intent to bring. The APLCachers are graciously providing the use of their space to us free of charge. In return we have agreed not to sell any wares or collect donations. Any items which are ordered and paid for via PayPal ahead of time can be picked up at the event, however the MGS will not be bringing any additional merchandise to sell and will not be accepting payments of any kind.

As a reminder, the prices on our inventory of geocoins have dropped:
 GeoWoodstock XIII geocoin (antique silver) — $5
 CAM 2015 geocoin — $5
CAM 2016 geocoins (silver and gold) – $10

Yes, that’s right, now you can grab GW13 and CAM15 geocoins for the same price as travel bug dog tags! To place an order, contact us at sales@mdgps.org.

We hope you’re having a wonderful autumn of caching and look forward to seeing you at an event soon!

2016 Meet the Officers!

2016 Meet the Officers!

Come and join us on February 6th at 9 AM to welcome the 2016 MGS Core. We are meeting at the Golden Corral in Arundel Mills. The officers will be there for meet and greet and plan announcments for the rest of the year. You can find more information about the event here.

If you do not plan to eat still come and enjoy some friendly conversations and stories. We will have some exciting information and plans for a great MGS year! See everyone there!

2015 MGS Gift Exchange

2015 MGS Gift Exchange

The last MGS hosted event of the year will be the GC635V1 – Maryland Geocaching Society Holiday Swap 2015.  This fun event will take place at the Arbutus Community Association on Saturday, December 5th beginning at 1:00.  The potluck dinner/lunch will start at 1PM and the Gift Exchange will begin at 2PM.  The rules for the Gift Exchange along with the types of gifts that are brought to the gift exchange can be found on the cache page listing.  I do hope you can attend this event.  For those geocachers that have never attended, many MGS members consider this event the most fun of the whole year.  Who can pass up eating great food and winning geocaching gifts. If you are attending, don’t forget to post which food item you are bringing on the MGS Forum.

2015 MGS Fall Picnic

2015 MGS Fall Picnic

I hope you will be able to join us in attending the 2015 Fall Picnic in Frostburg, MD on October 10th beginning at 10:30. Lots of activities have been planned at the Frostburg Recreational Complex including a Poker Run, Corn Hole Tournament, and new geocaches. There is camping available at the park; information can be found here. We will begin setting up at 10AM with the picnic to start at 10:30. In addition the winner of the Create Your Own Pathtag raffle will be announced. The event listing can be found at: GC5ZEDC and the food list can be found here.
Besides the picnic there are others events in the area on that weekend including a Friday evening, GC62TAK, a Saturday evening, GC6306N, and a Sunday morning, GC637FQ event, so there are many opportunities to meet other geocachers. Also, if you are heading home from the picnic on Sunday the 11th, don’t forget to find an earthcache on International EarthCache Day. There are several options for earthcaches on the I-68 corridor.