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Next up… CAM!

Next up… CAM!

Thanks to all who attended the Meet the Officers event and made it such a lively gathering. It was great enjoying everyone’s company, and we look forward to another fun year of geocaching in Maryland.

The next major MGS event is – wait for it – Cache Across Maryland! CAM 2017 kicks off on Saturday, March 25th, and culminates with the CAM Picnic on Saturday, May 6th. The CAM Picnic event page has already published (GC6Y6G1); expect the four regional CAM Kickoff events to publish soon.

Meet the Officers Event Postponed!

Meet the Officers Event Postponed!

Due to the forecast of ice and snow, the Meet the Officers event originally scheduled for the 14th has be rescheduled for Saturday, January 21st. Same time, same place, just one week later. Hope to see you there!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Brian, Cindy, Denise, Larry and I extend to all of you our best wishes for a very Happy New Year! We’re looking forward to doing our part to make 2017 another great year for the MGS, and we hope to see you in Frederick on January 14th for the Meet the Officers event.

2017 Meet the Officers

2017 Meet the Officers

Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Holiday Swap. A fun time was had by all! Special thanks to the APLCachers for making the facility available to us.

We hope you will join us on Saturday, January 14th for our first event of 2017: the Meet the Officers Breakfast Event. This is a great opportunity to welcome the incoming Core of Officers and to mark the beginning of what we’re certain will be another exciting year for the MGS. This year’s event will be held at the Golden Corral in Frederick. The event listing can be found here, and more information, including meal prices, can be found in this thread. Even if you do not plan to eat, please stop by anyway for some good ole MGS fellowship and conversation.

We will have our inventory of geocoins and pathtags to sell at the event:
 GeoWoodstock XIII geocoin (antique silver) — $5
 CAM 2015 geocoin — $5
 CAM 2016 geocoins (silver and gold) – $10

Of course, you don’t have to wait for an event. You can order merchandise at any time by contacting us at sales@mdgps.org.

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!