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2019 Officer nominations are closed

2019 Officer nominations are closed

2019 Core Officer nominations are closed. With two candidates nominated, there will be a vote to determine the Vice President. Visit the election forum topic for voting instructions.

Having only one nomination per office, the following 2019 offices will be filled automatically:

President – littleblkdog

Secretary – hunterKat

Treasurer – lpaulriddle

Public Relations – QUE3NBE3

Voting will close soon, please vote as soon as you can.

The holidays are coming (and winter too!)

The holidays are coming (and winter too!)

Along with the hectic holidays and a few opportunities to get in some more geocaching comes one of MGS’ most popular events: The Holiday Swap! So come out and join us for food, fun, and a lively gift exchange. We will be at VFW Post 160 again this year. The event page is here along with the rules for the optional but extremely entertaining gift exchange. And of course you can register your potluck contributions here.

2018 MGS Awards nominations!

2018 MGS Awards nominations!

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!

2018 MGS Fall Picnic and Campout

2018 MGS Fall Picnic and Campout

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)
GC7VE4E2018 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)
GC7VQMDHCWHA @ 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!

2018 MGS Fall CITO

2018 MGS Fall CITO

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!