Whether they are nominated as singles or as teams, these geocachers have one thing in common; they are truly inspirational. The June Featured Geocacher of the Month nominees have traveled the world, climbed trees, and spent countless hours making their caches just perfect.
Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as June’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, Lulusoy was chosen as the May Featured Geocacher of the Month. Lulusoy was recognized for organizing the very first official CITO event in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico and for running a successful podcast in Spanish called Cache D Island, where she talks about anything and everything geocaching-related.
Here are your nominees for the June Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.
Nominated by lacey38655, Scott, a.k.a. SniperChicken, is “the Board President for the Mississippi Geocachers Association. His dedication to geocaching as a whole, not only in Mississippi but nearby states is immeasurable. He will spend countless hours researching locations to give you the best place to go when searching for a cache. If the location is not the best, then you better bet the story line or cache itself will be unique. He owns over 140 geocaches, varying from Traditional Caches, to Multi-Caches, to EarthCaches. He is an active volunteer fire fighter and likes to use his skills from the fire service in extreme caching. Scott is also one of the few people I know who is a dedicated puzzle cacher. One of the greatest things about Scott is how warm he is to everyone he meets, making them feel the love of the sport through his love for the game.”
Nominated by Tzinny, Michael and Lynn, a.k.a. Geofogies “are a great example of what geocaching is all about. Michael and Lynn recently passed 20,000 finds by traveling all over the world. They have found caches on all 7 continents and in 45 countries. In addition to finding caches, they own 73 of them. They also logged over 1,100 trackables. Most importantly, they are great people with interesting stories to share. They regularly attend events and love to go out on casual cache outings where they like to engage in lively conversation about geocaching. They are very encouraging and beginner cachers are always inspired by them.”
“When Keith and Patty are on the hunt, they never give up. Whether that means wading a stream, climbing a tree, or figuring out a difficult clue,” says RanNat1718, who nominated akpatty for Geocacher of the Month. “They have been caching all over the world; Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Canada, Italy, and the Bahamas to name a few. They are very encouraging of using everyone’s talents in order to solve a clue and they leave no one out. Even though they love cracking a clue or making the find, they are willing to step aside and let someone else have the glory if it means that person will be excited for caching. It was akpatty who originally introduced us to geocaching and, since then, we’ve used it to explore unusual spots we never would have found on our own. It’s opened up a whole new way of traveling and exploring where we live.”
Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured June 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 June’s award through July 9th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 July Geocacher of the Month must be received by July 16th.
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.