July Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

Each of July’s Featured Geocacher of the Month nominees has made their mark on the geocaching community. Though many other qualified candidates were nominated, Groundspeak Lackeys selected these three influential and inspiring nominees.

Sniperchicken – June 2012 Geocacher of the Month

Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as July’s Featured Geocacher of the Month.

Write a comment on this blog post about which of these three geocachers you feel should be crowned.

Last month, SniperChicken was chosen as the June Featured Geocacher of the Month. SniperChicken was recognized for his kindness and creative ability to engage the geocaching community through his caches. As the Board President of the Mississippi Geocachers Association, he is known to go above and beyond to research every hiding location to provide fellow geocachers with a unique geocache and story.

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



Nominated by Deermark, Lynn, a.k.a, daggy “has been the Chairman of the Indiana Fall Geocaching Picnic for 8 years. This event draws between 200 and 300 geocachers every fall. She helped found INKY (The Indiana-Kentucky Geocaching Group). This group meets once a month for a social and has drawn between 30 and 80 new geocachers every month since inception. Daggy has volunteered with Lincoln State Park in Indiana to help with the park’s annual geocaching event for the last 5 years. She was also instrumental in writing the proposal that brought Geowoodstock X to Indiana. Daggy has been caching since September 2001 and has almost 16,000 finds and 137 hides. Her traditional hides have 248 favorite points and 67 of them are still active. She has hosted 14 Event Caches and has found a cache in 50 states. She gives so much back to the geocaching community, not just locally, but nationally.”


De Wijngemachtigde

De Wijngemachtigde

“Every year a Geocoin race is organized in the Netherlands to encourage people to put their coins in circulation instead of keeping them at home,” says irisisleuk. “When the original organizer suddenly stopped organizing this race, Guus, a.k.a. De Wijngemachtigde stepped in and took over this race. But his actions didn’t just result in copying what was done before. He really wanted to take it to the next level. This year, Guus managed to get a record number of 250 participants in the race. And the coins didn’t just visit the 12 provinces, but all 415 municipalities of the Netherlands. He thought of the idea that photos of the coin with the city limit sign and city hall and/or coat of arms of the city where a coin is dropped/retrieved, should be rewarded with bonus points as well. So, he now checks every log, of each coin for photos to see whether this coin should get  bonus points. He does all this himself. The way Guus has organized everything has really got our geocaching community in the Netherlands closer, more involved and resulted in many, many fun coin logs to read. This race has given a whole other dimension to geocaching. It really spices things up and makes moving trackables so much more fun.”




bigfish97 writes, “My name is Dustin and I am 14 years old. I have only been geocaching since February and now it is one of my favorite things to do. I was introduced to geocaching by my aunt and uncle, Troy and Amanda,” a.k.a. T&AD. “They showed me everything about geocaching such as Trackables, Geocoins, different types of caches, etc. They have been geocaching since January but have already found over 350 geocaches! I learned everything I know about geocaching from them. They still guide me through a lot of my finds, even from 300 miles away. I love to share my experiences with them because they are beginner geocachers that I can relate to. I am thankful that they introduced me to this great hobby and what I am asking is for you to choose them for the month of July because it would mean the world to me!”


Featured Geocacher of the Month Icon

Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured July 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, a Geocacher of the Month profile icon, and a certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. We will be accepting comments for July’s award through July 31st.

Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month. 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.

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 August Geocacher of the Month must be received by August 10th.

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.

  • irisisleuk

    All the good work of De Wijngemachtigde got us so excited with this race that we went to Russia last week to get one of the racecoins back to the Netherlands! Our two votes go to him for sure! We hope he will continue all his enormous efforts next year, ’cause we got really addicted to moving coins and got others inspired to do so as well!

  • Team PeEr

    De Wijngemachtigde

  • R.

    One more vote for De Wijngemachtigde. 

  • Jomadeni

    My vote for “De Wijngemachtigde”

  • I vote for De Wijngemachtigde! His work for De Gemeenterace 2012 is incredible. Team Rene-Marielle

  • bigfish97

    My vote is for t&ad!

  • brooke’smomma

    T&D get my vote!

  • Twentse Mug

    My vote goes to de wijngemachtigde

  • doppie

    My vote goes to de Wijngemachtigde. He organises the coinrace very well.

  • HILL HOUSE from Annen Drenthe votes for de Wijngemachtigde.
    Our race coin is missing this year after a very good start.
    Next year we try again
    Go for it Wijngemachtigde !!!

  • 4steentjes

    De Wijngemachtigde natuurlijk!

  • Mmetjes Kok/Boschma

    Vote for De Wijngemachtigde !

  • 2young2stayathome

     Our vote goes to Daggy. She has done so much to promote the sport and truly loves the game. From InKy to Geowoodstock she has worked to make the sport better.

  • SR-1007

    de Wijngemachtigde gets my vote

  • woejam

    Out vote goes to de Wijngemachtigde. He really took this race to a next level with the new approach and his dedication.

  • Joecy214

    My vote is for t&ad.

  • i vote for De Wijngemachtigde. 

  • Carin aka Vrouw Hebbes

    My vote goes to de Wijngemachtigde. He is a well concerned and active Geocacher in the Netherlands and adds “some spice” to this game. His own caches are outstanding and he takes a lot of time and enthousiasm to the Dutch Geocoinrace. He’s an example for many of us!

  • Team Ifris

    our vote is for De Wijngemachtigde

  • Hsj Kooistra

    My votes go’s to the Wijngemachtigde.

  • Jefmengeo

     One more vote for De Wijngemachtigde.

  • Newfie Girls


  • Hoeksel

    Our vote goes also to the Wijngemachtigde.

  • RvU

    My vote goes to de Wijngemachtigde! Woow this man is doing a great job in organizing the so called gemeentecoin-race!

  • Zilvervloot

    A vote for De Wijngemachtigde! Not only for the gemeenterace, but also for his incredible
    ingenious and funny caches. He’s the one who introduced me to the divine pleasures
    of drinking wine.


  • My vote goes also to De Wijngemachtigde! The gemeente-race is great. I have more fun with one of my coins now. Also nice that someone that doesn’t in the race can win some prices.

  • Lisaadams484

    Daggy get’s my vote after ready all the nominations.  T&AD great inspiring young geocachers.  

  • Hoosierqueen


  • Bailey227

    Daggy gets my vote.

  • My vote is for “De Wijngemachtigde”!

  • Alievansoest

    De wijngematigde

  • Flevofrog

    I vote for the Wijngemachtigde for the perfect organization of the racecoinraces.

  • barkas7

    Our vote is for De Wijngemachtige because of all his good work for geocaching in NL and his wonderfull caches as well

  • Monstercatambush

    Ooops!  I e-mailed my vote to the nomination thing by mistake!  I’m voting for Daggy.  She rocks!  GeoWoodstockX was simply amazing!  She does so much for everyone in the caching community.  A true unsung hero.

  • Another vote for De Wijngemachtigde. We really love the way this coinrace is organized. I offered to help him several times, but he doesn’t need it and everything runs smoothly. New suggestions are always taken into consideration and most of the time implemented. Keep up the good work!

  • Profplof

    Profplof votes for de Wijngemachtigde.

  • Monique

    For all the work he is doing for the geocoinrace we vote for De Wijngemachtigde.

  • De overburen

    Our vot goes to De Wijngemachtigde

    He has given geocaching an extra dimension and inspires people to be more creative in their logs


    Of course also our vote is for de Wijngemachtigde. And not only for the way he organizes the geocoin race, but even more for the great caches he places!

  • My vote is for De Wijngemachtigde.

  • My vote is for De Wijngemachtigde.

  • Adela

    Your heart-felt e-mail was received. Thank you for casting your vote in here as well. 🙂

  • slvrfox6

    My vote is for Daggy. She is usually in the background helping at any of the big events in her area. Sometimes you don’t see her, but she has done a lot of the work to make things run smooth. A great pick, as are the other nominees.

  • Jarko De Witte van Leeuwen

    We’re currently vacationing on the island of Kefalonia, Greece. Today, we are placing our very first own cache!! Totally excited about that, and we’re checking the geocaching.com site to check and double check whether we have everything in place. In our mailbox we find the Groundspeak message about International Geocaching Day on August 18, and in that message a link to the Facebook page, of course we LIKE! 🙂 and we read on, see this election of Geocacher of the Month, and we see ‘Wijngemachtigde’. Totally awesome, since we did several of his caches in The Netherlands, that we also rewarded with favourite points. We also called him once at night, in the winter, when we were with our 3 and 6 year old kids still searching for the cache in World War II bunkers, surrounded by the eyes of deer and bats, and he helped us further. It goes without saying that our vote absolutely goes to Wijngemachtigde. Thanks, and we will be checking this page many many times! 🙂 Team White Lions from Dordrecht, The Netherlands, currently vacationing on Kefalonia, Greece. Now off to hide our first cache!!! 🙂

  • kdv

    My vote definitely goes to De Wijngemachtigde. Not only has he put and continues to put a lot of effort in the Dutch Municipality Geocoinrace 2012, he also frequently gives away geocoins to other cachers through quizzes and sweepstakes. I hope he’ll be willing to organize such a great coinrace next year again, together with previously nominated caches “De broekies” who put in a lot of effort too. These initiatives really create a very positive vibe for geocaching in The Netherlands and beyond!

  • kimopo

    My vote goes to the Wijngemachtigde as he has his heart fully in Gecoaching

  • Cora

    I think De Wijngemachtigde should win this award. He does a lot for the Dutch geocaching community and hid some nice caches. Also the puzzlecaches are really good. Greetings, Cora

  • Millieballon

    My vote goes to Wijngemachtigde. He is organising the coin race very well and making all competitors (owners and movers) very enthousiastic.

  • NielsZW

    My vote goed to de Wijngemachtigde