Geocachers of the world, earlier this month you read about the three outstanding geocaching teams nominated for December 2014’s Geocacher of the Month award. Spanning three countries and two continents, these folks are absolutely the cream of the geocaching crop…assuming there is such a thing.
And the nominees are…
Ralph en Thomas is a geocaching duo out of the Netherlands whose creative cache hides are piling up with favorite points and include everything from beautifully crafted trackable hotels to spine-chilling night-caches.
seastar255 is a husband-and-wife team known for their above-and-beyond CITO events on the Space Coast of Florida. Their works helps keep the geocaching game board (earth) a clean and healthy place for all.
Starkiller_ geocaches out of Ontario and is an all-around awesome guy. His monthly geocaching workshops help people advance their geocaching game, and his work with local municipalities and conservation authorities has brought geocaching to places where it might not have been otherwise.
The Featured Geocacher of the Month is named by a panel at Geocaching HQ, after reviewing community input and blog comments. It’s a difficult decision, giving the combined contributions of these folks to the geocaching community as a whole.
After tallying the sentiment and reading the comments, Starkiller_ has been officially named the Featured Geocacher of the Month for December 2014.
Congratulations Starkiller_ !
Starkiller_’s contributions to his local geocaching community are well-established. Blort says, “Starkiller_ takes great effort to research local history to make interesting caches that teach and inform. He has a knack of finding information that often the people next door do not even know about their area. His CITO events are always well done, complete with a catered breakfast in the woods and lots of local politicians and VIP’s in attendance. Great press coverage follows that showcasing geocaching as a very positive hobby.”
adh-yow says, “Whether it was the canoe-borne adventure associated with North Cassel, the incredible creativity of The Rocky Road or the learning opportunities he’s offered through his many South Nation Conservation caches, his time and effort to promote caching in Eastern Ontario has touched many visitors to this part of Canada. Many thanks Starkiller – you exemplify what geocaching can – and should be!”
Did we mention that Starkiller_ hosts regular monthly workshops on different topics related to geocaching? If you’re in Eastern Ontario and you’re interesting in up-leveling your geocaching game, you’re probably going to want to find a seat at the table above. Don’t worry…there’s always room for more folks.
waxwing454 says, “Starkiller_ is a great geocaching friend and is always helpful as far as advice goes. He’s encouraged me to hold my own event which would never have happened without his support and encouragement. The monthly events which are held in small town in Eastern Ontario attracts ‘cachers from far and wide since they know that besides being able to enjoy a good meal with great caching company, will learn something valuable at the workshop.”
Starkiller_ will receive the very special Geocacher of the Month coin and a special prize package from Geocaching HQ, in recognition of his efforts.
Send your kudos to Starkiller_ and our other December Geocacher of the Month Nominees. They’ve made the hobby we love a little more fun. 🙂