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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:19 am 
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It is great joy to introduce Ben of Callies_Krewe in our January 1, 2014 "Caching Kids" Spotlight! If you recall, Ben's dad was featured in our June 2013 Member Spotlight so it is only fitting to introduce the younger member of the team. I have to admit, Ben is a man after my heart... he also loves the chocolate fountain at Golden Corral!

Say hello to Ben!


First Name: Ben
School grade: 4th


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1. What is your geo-name or do you share a geo-name with your family?
Callie’s_Krewe is our family geocaching name, but my dad usually refers to me as Callie’s Boy in the logs.

2. What is your favorite thing about geocaching?
Going outside to see cool things, such as interesting rock formations.

3. Do you tell your friends about geocaching?
Not really

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4. Have you ever taken your friends geocaching with you?
We did one time.

5. What types of caches do you like to find?
Puzzles and ones in the woods.

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6. Of all the caches you have found, do you have a favorite?
“Revenge on acpape”

7. Have you hidden or helped hide a geocache?
Yes, I helped my parents do the The Twelfths of 2012 Series.

8. Do you like going for long hikes or adventurous types of caches?
Yes, especially adventurous ones.

9. What has been your most adventurous or fun cache find?
There was one in Florida called “Travel Bug Plaza Hotel & Suites” GC3JQQ1. It was really cool.

10. What is your favorite type of swag to find in a cache?
My dad found a Nintendo DS game one time. That was awesome, because it was Legend of Zelda.

11. What type of GPS do you use?
eTrex 20, which I got for my birthday last year.

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12. If you could add a new feature or technology to geocaching, what would it be?
I don’t know.

13. Do you like going to geocaching events?
Of course!

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14. If so, what was your favorite geo-event and what made it so much fun?
The Meet the MGS Officers event at Golden Corral, because they have good food and a Chocolate Wonderfall!

15. What type of games do you like at geo-events?
White Elephant

16. Do you participate in other activities or sports?
I’m a Cub Scout and I do swim team in the summer.

17. Outside of school, what other types of hobbies do you enjoy?
Riding my bike and playing video games.

18. What suggestions do you have for cache hides, hiders, events, or event games?
I don’t really have any suggestions.

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19. Is there anything else you would like to share?
No, not really.

20. What is your favorite subject in school?
Science

21. What would you like to be when you grow up?
Video game tester


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:31 am 
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Ben may not be a man of many words, but he is always ready for the next adventure that he and Callie's Dad go on.

Its always great to see the "Krewe" out on the trails.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:34 am 
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Ben is a good cacher and a better friend. I remember when he took me to find the cache he and his dad hid in the woods behind his house. It was a nice find with lots of swag. Ben has done a lot of caching and seen a lot of Maryland in the last three years. He is always up for a walk in the woods. And I think that chocolate waterfall is pretty nice too. Ben took me with him when he went to find Cave in West Virginia and we had a great time. I know plenty of cachers who wouldn't attempt that cache and he dived right in to make the find. Nice caching with you.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:36 pm 
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Excellent interview Ben! I have enjoyed running into Ben at several events, and his enthusiasm is always contagious! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:29 pm 
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Great write up little man. Video tester is a great job to get into. Beau will be sure to play the game you invent.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Good deal Ben! It's great to hear from young ones who enjoy going outside on big adventures. Thanks for sharing with all of us.


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