March Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

March’s featured nominees are a great example of those who take geocaching wide and far. Though many other qualified candidates were nominated, Groundspeak Lackeys selected these three daring, helpful, and  inspirational nominees. Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as March’s featured “Geocacher of the Month.”

Magicman65 - February 2012 Geocacher of the Month

Write a comment on this blog post about which of these three geocachers you feel should be the feartured “Geocacher of the Month.” Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month.

Last month, Magicman65 was chosen as the February Featured Geocacher of the Month. Magicman65 was recognized for his ability to engage the geocaching community with creativity, commitment, and encouragement.

Here are your nominees for the March Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.



Nominated by Hmichel777, “Alexschweigert led the Allerhalligen-Cruises on March, 24th on the fastest ship in the Wadden Sea with 280 cachers on board. That’s the 5th event of its kind involving chartered ships on the north sea led by Alex and his team. Alex shares his love for geocaching and the sea with others by inviting them to experience a geocaching adventure like no other. All events are recorded and can be found in Alex’s blog.”








Nominated by Treknschmidt, “We met Lisdowney aka Arnie and Gerry when we were working on completing a tough challenge cache. They were always willing to share their own experiences with us and to provide us with words of encouragement along the way. It’s not unusual to find one of them up a tree, in a cave, or canoeing to one of Ontario’s remote locations to log a lonely cache. Not only are these two always willing to offer a helping hand but they are truly inspirational to everyone of any age.”






Nominated by BSW2010, “Glenn is one of the best cachers in our area and contributes a lot to the geocaching community. He hosts an event every year on New Year’s Day. This proud Silver Level EarthCashe Master puts a lot of thought and effort into every cache he hides. Glenn keeps us plenty busy and is willing to help with any of his hides.”


Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured March “Geocacher of the Month.” A panel of Lackeys will use your comments to help decide which geocacher is awarded the honor. Each featured “Geocacher of the Month” will receive an exclusive special edition featured ”Geocacher of the Month” Geocoin along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and a certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. We will be accepting comments for March’s award through Friday, April 20th.

If you know an outstanding geocacher you would like to nominate to be a Featured Geocacher of the Month, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@groundspeak.com.

Geocacher of the Month Geocoin

Every nomination must meet the following requirements:

Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and a description (500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the April Geocacher of the Month must be received by April 30th.

Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.



  • Sonnenwende

    I vote for Alexschweigert. Super Event in the Wadden Sea

  • Hatma

    Alexschweigert made the best events in the wadden sea

  • roboutthere

    The Oscar goes to Mr. Schweigert !

  • I vote for  Alexschweigert !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Thomas 69

    I vote for ALEXSCHWEIGERT, too!

  • yurn

    I vote for ALEXSCHWEIGERT as he has absolutely great and creative ideas 

  • Andre

     Alex Schweigert is the Best

  • Alexschweigert for president

  • cache ontario

    Lisdowney, the world needs more great folks like these two.

  • Based on the nomination descriptions, my vote  goes for Alexschweigert!  He is taking geocaching to a higher level, which is why I believe he should be the recipient of this award!

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  • PDieb

    My vote: alexschweigert

  • Lars, P!X3L

    We haven’t even a right choice: ALEXSCHWEIGERT is the one and only Cacher of the Month!

  • Bredhis

    I vote for: Alexschweigert

  • Stefan

    My Vote: Alex Schweigert

  • el golfo

    alexschweigert for president and cacher of the month

  • Vote for Alexschweigert 😀

  • KSAcat

    Lisdowney, you have already won in my book!  From the top of Ontario to the Falls of the Ohio, Id follow you (almost) anywhere. 
    Big BIG SMILE… KSAcat

  • Abc

    Alex +1 😉

  • Martin Sommer

    Alex Schweigert rulez! Unofficial Geocaching King of the North Sea! His Events are cult.

  • Eric-der-Wikinger

    also my vote for Alex Schweigert – the sympathetic organizer of various cruises

  • Cacher Creek

    from the north sea coast…..my vote for Alex Schweigert

  • Iwillrarelycheckthis

    Lisdowney for sure. They are great cachers

  • Derek Pugh

    And the envelope please… cue drum roll…. and the winner of my vote is Lisdowney of course!  You would be hard pressed to find a cacher that has more than 2 finds that does not know of Arnie and Gerry.  There willingness to help all is well known as well as there smiles.  Your constantly hear of friends they have made throughout the world. 
    It was a real pleasure while traveling to GEO Woodstock last year we stopped for a find they were the last log entry to this amazing cache… 18 months before.  Even more unusual was that we were more than 5 hour drive from home plus a border crossing.
    Every year I see both Arnie and Gerry in the volunteer orange shirts of the COG spring fling Mega event, always a highlight to be greeted by Gerry and Arnie with a big smile and a warm greeting.
    I don’t think retirement suited them so they went into geocaching full time LOL. 

  • I vote for Alexschweigert !


  • My vote is for Alexschweigert

  • massafranz

    I vote for Alexschweigert, of course!

  • Tharon

    One vote for  alexschweigert

  • We vote for Alex Schweigert

  • I once heard that the elusive “Lisdowney” has been known to climb trees well in excess of it’s believed capabilities.  the “Lisdowney” has been known to scale trees well into their 60’s without hesitation.  See the pictoral proof below!

  • BestHafr

    I vote for Alexschweigert. Thanks for all the great events and his great videos. 

  • my vote for AlexSchweigert

  • Mi2nale

    Alexschweigert !

  • MythicLionMan

    I don’t know AlexSchweigert, mainly due to coming from a different part of the world, but I have had the pleasure of meeting Lisdowney several times and am more than happy to endorse them. Arnie and Gerry are more than accomplished as cachers, they also bring an enormous sense of fun to everything they do, and seem to delight in every discovery they make.

    Recently I was looking through profile photos for an event I was planning. While searching for photos of Lisdowney I was struck by how they were smiling happily in so many of the shots. A truly fabulous couple who always remind me that it’s about having fun out there.

  • Chancer72

    Alexschweigert all the way. He has done so much for caching and I have had the pleasure to meet him on a number of occassions.

  • Blueteck

    I vote for alexschweigert!

  • DCI.Barnaby

    I vote for Alex Schweigert. Who else!

  • Administrat0r

    Vote for Alexschweigert +1

  • Our vote: Alexschweigert

  • tiggrrr

    vote for Lisdowney 🙂

  • Wurms

    Our vote for Alexschweigert

  • Tonimarony

    Alexschweigert FTW!

  • Sushi_bb

    My vote goes to: Germany – Alex Schweigert!

  • Isor

    My vote goes to Alex Schweigert – have a look at his blog – it’s  awesome!

  • Isaac_n

    I vote vor Alexschweigert, Master of the 380 degree pan

  • Frankys1982

    My Vote: Alexschweigert

  • Huehnerhugo and family

    +1 for Alex Schweigert

  • I vote for Alexschweigert