Geocaching is a worldwide adventure sport which utilizes GPS devices to hide and seek hidden containers called geocaches. (Learn more about geocaching) To get started geocaching, all you need is a GPS receiver and a geocache location. (Learn more about getting started) You can find a nearby geocache location at geocaching.com by entering an address or town into the search box.
The Manitoba Geocaching Association (MBGA) strives to advance the sport of geocaching through social activities, public education and promotion of geocaching. (Learn more about the MBGA).
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The GOLD coin has arrived in time for GeoVenture! We will be releasing the coin at the breakfast event on Saturday, August 15th. International Geocaching day. Get a geocaching.com souvenir, some Golden Griddle Cakes and a Gold coin, all in one shot! The coins are $15.00 each.
One of the least used logs types for GeoCaching events is the Will Attend log.
What is it? Essentially, the 'Will Attend' is your RSVP to say that you are coming to the event. It is a courtesy and is no different than RSVPing to a wedding or other event. It helps event organisers plan their event by having enough seats/food/etc. It would be frowned upon to attend a wedding without sending in your RSVP as there would be no seat for you at the dinner table.
When viewing an event page, you can click on the button that says 'log your visit' at the top right corner.
Congratulations to a record number of MBGA members who achieved milestones in July 2015!
500: Jesterphox, cndgrandma, rengens, hosta hunter, Sean and Widget
600: HoggerJeff & the Piglets, Nunavut Taidy, orangesmiley, warnor, Bluenoser2
700: Bena+Mal, MERCEDEEZBENZZ, Madrugada
800: 2TG, fuellbrats, Dutch 53 & BB
1,000: Jesterotr, Dracoribon
1,200: abbyspeople, swelbergen
1,400: AF girl
1,600: S-D.K, Geocher Ken, jorole, KURT B
1,800: Antihiro, Oakbank24
1,900: MosesRIP, Evans Hideaway (EH)
What is GeoVenture and why should you attend?
It is an annual Geocaching event held at Birds Hill Park. This year we have 6 events published, a pub night, a bonfire, a breakfast, a challenge, a potluck BBQ and games evening, a Sunday CITO.
The first several GeoVentures, the real reason for the event was the challenge itself. A number of (to be published later) Geocaches are to be released and groups of Geocachers run/race/drive etc around to go be amongst the first to find them. That's the 'adventure' in GeoVenture.
The rest of the events are all about the socializing.
The Dauphin Mega event is in three days! We couldn't be more excited. This is the first ever Mega event in Manitoba 15 years after the activity of Geocaching began. We thank tourismdauphin, jabbywockyz and their team of Geocachers in Dauphin for putting in a TON of hard work to put this event together.
If you haven't been to a Geocaching event, you're missing out on one of the most fun part of Geocaching, the social aspect. When I first got started back in 2007, I wasn't to sure about events myself, but after attending my first event (a pub night) I was hooked.