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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 CAM coin distribution

2018 CAM coin distribution

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.