There are only a few days left for the 2018 MGS Awards nominations! Put your thinking caps on and nominate your best of 2018!
The MGS annual awards are a great way to showcase the exceptional creativity of geocachers across the state and to recognize members who have helped raise the bar for geocaching in Maryland. This is your chance to recognize the best geocaching talent and creativity in Maryland! Read more here and submit your 2018 Awards nomination now!
The 2018 MGS Fall Picnic and Campout is only a weekend away! Come out and join us for a whole series of events from Friday to Sunday. There is something for everyone and a weekend of fun for the hardy geocachers who attend every event. Here is a list of the events:
GC7XGX0 – Friday Evening Welcome Social On The Deck (Fri 6pm)
GC7VE4E – 2018 MGS Fall Picnic and Campout (Sat 10am)
Here is the potluck food list!
GC7XGXM – 2018 MGS Fall Picnic – Friends ‘Round The Campfire (Sat 8pm)
GC7XGYG – MGS Fall Picnic – The Breakfast Club @ Hancock, MD (Sun 7am)
GC7XGZ1 – 2018 MGS Fall Picnic – WMRT & C&O Canal CITO (Sun 8:30am)
GC7VQMD – HCWHA @ Newcomer House – Geocaching 101 (Sun 11am)
There will be free camping in Widmyer Park too! On Sunday we will host an “intro to geocaching” event with the Newcomer House at the Antietam National Battlefield. At the end of the event you can work on the Antietam Adventure Lab Caches! Hope to see everyone there!
Come on out and join MGS for the Fall CITO at Patuxent River Park on September 22 from 10am to 12pm! We will be working with the staff to pick-up trash, possibly do some light trail maintenance or remove invasive species. And if you haven’t earned the souvenir, you will at this event. This park is also home to a Find Your Chesapeake Geotour geocache. With the CITO over at 12, you might want to bring your kayak and enjoy the Patuxent River just North of Jug Bay. Just be sure that you DO NOT Release the Kraken!
2018 CAM coins have been received and were distributed to attendees of the Summer Picnic. CAM coins will also be distributed at the following events during the month of August:
FTIC – August 2018
FPC – National Lighthouse Day
International Geocaching Day 2018 AM Edition
3rd Tuesdays in Eldersburg August 2018 Edition
We will also be mailing coins out to people who don’t attend those events. You don’t need to request mailing, we will hold coins until the last event. If you have already provided your address we will use that address or reach out to get an address. While we have a strong desire to save on the postage, there is also definitely a desire to get the coin in your hand sooner rather than waiting for some event in the future because we still have a large number of coins on hand that haven’t been picked up from 2017 which we will be mailing with the 2018 coins. Also an update for the 2017 CAM coins has been posted here.
Congratulations to Diamondback7 (and thanks to Mrs. Booco for helping to bring the design to life) for the winning submission in the 2019 CAM coin design contest! Selected by the membership, his design will be used to inspire the 2019 CAM coin design. Also thanks to Awesnap from NOVAGO for the runner-up submisssion and thanks to drumbum14 (previous 2018 contest winner) for his submission as well. If you didn’t vote and want to see the results, you can see the poll at this link.