The guardian of a vanishing iconic geocache, a couple from the far north of the world who’ve helped create a quality geocaching community, and the president of a geocaching association who leads by the two E’s (enthusiasm and more enthusiasm). We’re honoring these geocachers as nominees for the Geocacher of the Month. Each will receive worldwide recognition for their contribution to the global geocaching community and a prize package from Geocaching HQ in Seattle. Which of these nominees will be named Geocacher of the Month?
This is your opportunity to help decide who will take home the earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin (at left). Each featured Geocacher of the Month will receive the exclusive special edition geocoin, a hat and profile icon. They’ll also receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions, signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.
In August, Dr Evil. was officially named Geocacher of the Month.
One comment details Dr Evil.’s family-friendly approach to geocaching, “His caches are fantastic for kids and getting them interested in caching but also in the great outdoors again. His vlogs on YouTube are always informative, upbeat but above all that you can see his dedication and his passion for finding caches and placing them. He’s organised some great events some for the family, some for the extreme cacher but he is always friendly, polite and always willing to help out a beginner.”
Now it’s your turn to help us select the next Geocacher of the Month. Write a supportive comment at the bottom of this blog for the nominated geocacher that you feel should be awarded the title. A panel of folks from Geocaching HQ will then use your comments to help guide the decision of which geocacher is awarded the Geocacher of the Month honor.
Here are your nominees for the September Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.
Oskar, username OskarÅ says, “Hi, I would like to nominee an older couple from Sweden that has put a lot of smiles on mine and a lot of more people for sure. There names are Carina and Lasse. I live in the southest part of Sweden and just a few miles from my town they have a ton of great caches! They use all of their free time to go geocaching and also building caches for us other to enjoy. Just by looking at their profile of them you can see how active they are and how many favorite points they have on their caches. They are really creative and are the most inspirational geocachers I know.”
Lynn Groves Lussier (aka Ranger Lynn) says, “Since his inaugural year of caching in 2005, Old Navy has placed 372 hides and found 2,892 caches. Undoubtedly, his greatest contributions to the geocaching community have been through his dedicated leadership as president of the Northern New Jersey Cachers (NNJC) for the last six years.
Inspiring by example and genuine enthusiasm, yet never one to seek the limelight, the success of NNJC is a testament to Old Navy’s wizardry “behind the curtain.” In addition to converting muggles into members by hosting monthly Meet & Greet events, his skill in connecting NNJC to the geocaching community at large shines through in both his editorial expertise in overseeing the NNJC newsletter, as well as his social media savvy in daily managing the NNJC Facebook page, Twitter site, and official club website.”
Carbon Hunter from South Africa says, “It is not often that one can nominate a cacher with so few finds as global geocacher of the month. However I would like to nominate cacher INTERVALES from Brazil as the geocacher of the month. Junior only has 17 finds and 21 hides.
So what exactly makes this cacher so special and worthy of a nomination (and hopefully being awarded this prestigious award)? Junior is one of those extremely special cachers who stays in a remote area of the world (on the edge of the Brazilian Atlantic Forests) and has hardly travelled from his home base of Capao Bonita in the Sao Paulo province. What makes him extremely valuable and a huge asset to our game is that he is the custodian of the last surviving APE cache in the world. While not being a prolific finder, Junior maintains the APE cache in a very harsh environment (high humidity and heat that can lead to cache degradation). Apart from the APE cache, he has also placed a good few Earthcaches in the surrounding area and maintains traditional caches of his own, and of visiting cachers that travel to the park to find the APE cache.
He is really embodies what all of us seek and attempt to emulate in a cacher, and this especially from a cacher who has not had the opportuntity (like many of us) to find a multitude of caches in our direct environment. I hope that you too will give Junior your vote – and help keep the APE cache alive. I also hope that many many more cachers will have the opportunity to find the APE cache as I did.”
Comment below to tell us who you think should be the September Geocacher of the Month. We will be accepting comments through October 14.
If your nominee wasn’t recognized here, please submit your nominations again next month. We’re always looking for the next Geocacher of the Month. To nominate a geocacher, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- Your name, the name of your nominee, their username
- A picture of the nominee
- Description (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Featured Geocacher of the Month
Please inform your nominee that you have submitted them for the award. Nominations for the next Featured Geocacher of the Month should be received by October 14. Once Geocaching HQ has received 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 that we might learn from each other.