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The journey’s begun and your ship’s underway!

Don’t be afraid to take the lead, to earn the next map piece you already have everything that you need! This week, you can work individually to find a trackable or drop one anew, you’ll earn 10 coins for every one that you do. Remember, you can gather gold coins on the Friend League in more than one way, so review the points below to decide how you want to play!  Earn 10 gold coins from July 24-30, 2017 to earn the second map piece souvenir!

New to trackables? A trackable is a geocaching game piece that travels from geocache to geocache. By sending a trackable off on a mission, you can see the world through other geocachers’ logs and photos!

Week 2 point values:

  • Retrieve a trackable from a cache = 5 gold coins.
  • Drop a trackable into a cache = 10 gold coins.
  • Find and log a geocache = 5 gold coins.
  • Find and log a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points = 7 gold coins.
  • Attended any event cache = 7 gold coins.

Before you go off to earn your next souvenir, be sure to log the caches you found last week from both far and near! Log your finds by Tuesday in order to be sure you’ll receive last week’s first map piece souvenir.

The Friend League will refresh every Monday at 5am (PDT), Noon (UTC). Keep in mind that depending on where you live, this could be Tuesday for you! For more information on this, head over to the frequently asked questions. This week’s souvenir will be awarded to your profile on Wednesday August 2, 2017.

Still scratching your skull? Head on over to the frequently asked questions to learn more.

Continue sailing on!

  • Markus Litwa

    I did not have the second souvenir, but i got enough points on last week. How do i get the second souvenir?!

  • Geocaching HQ

    Hi Markus, if you attended an event on July 15 or 16, you should have earned the “Ahoy me hearties” souvenir. Souvenirs for earning enough gold coins last week will be awarded on Wednesday, July 26! If you earn enough gold coins on the Friend League this week, you will be awarded the souvenir on Wednesday, August 2. There is a few day delay so that people have time to log! Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks and smooth sailing!

  • BarnabysTravels

    I found and logged a cache on the morning of Monday 24th, New Zealand time, but my 5 gold coins were allocated for Sunday 23rd instead (which it no doubt was in many parts of the world…but not here!). Surely if I have to find gold coins during the week of 24th to 30th July it should be based on whatever the date is in my country and I shouldn’t have to be worrying about time zones?

  • Annika Wendt

    Hi I dont understand it this week what to do in mail it says you get 10 Gold coin if you find or drop a trackable and when you scroll down or look in yours friend leage it says pick up or drop and you recive 5 Gold coin I logged 1 trackable as find but doesent got any Gold coin for my find. Look in attached picts. Hope to get an answer what it is we shall do. Thanks https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3faf7880439fc9a8d611b76cc9b6af171af8232c3e0c24b33bf9bda2488e47f9.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f8c9343620aebba85c7cecd5731e5b713d385876d7aa7fdde5b681d6be60adab.png

  • Madamska

    In the first announcement it was clearly stated that it is HQ time zone which counts.

  • Markus Litwa

    Thanks! I should become the second souvenir tomorrow. I am curious, what are the missions for the next souvenirs! Greetings from Leipzig (GER). Markus

  • Geocaching HQ

    Yes, you should receive an email tomorrow with the souvenir as long as you reached the point goal! We announce the new rules for the Friend League on Monday mornings when the Friend League refreshes! That’s Noon UTC, 5AM PDT. So keep an eye out on the blog and/or newsletter to learn the next mission!

  • Michael

    I met the goal for the first week’s souvenirs, but did not receive an email yesterday (7/26) stating that I had achieved it.

  • Geocaching HQ

    Hi Michael, the souvenir will be awarded today July 26 around noon PDT. Keep an eye out on your inbox today for an email alerting you of the souvenir! Thanks!

  • Christian Brunner

    Its a little bit annoying…friends league reset is noon utc, souvenir noon PDT…could it be more complicated? oO

  • Marco Vaccari

    I still didn’t received the second souvenir even if I fulfilled the requirements. How is that possible?

  • Jim

    So, it’s nearly 9pm in the uk, which I make 1pm pdt, my ‘team’ score last week was 140, of which I contributed 25…. no sign of anybody emails, no sign of any souviner… tell me, could you have made this any more difficult to follow what’s going on .?

  • Michael

    Same at me. Received no souvenir and no e-mail that i’ve been awarded for an souvenir I have collected 295 Gold-coins with my friends between 17-23 July.

  • Michael56

    Received no souvenir and no e-mail that i’ve been awarded for an souvenir altough I have collected 295 Gold-coins with my friends between 17-23 July.

  • Annika Johnson

    Me too

  • Geocaching HQ

    Hi Marco, the souvenir is a manual tool so sometimes the timing can be a little off. Please check your email, as you should have received a notification of the souvenir. Thank you!

  • Geocaching HQ

    Hi Michael, because the souvenir tool is manual tool, sometimes the timing can be a little off. Please check your email, as you should have received a notification awarding the souvenir. Thanks for your patience!

  • Geocaching HQ

    Hi Annika, please check your email, as you should have received a notification awarding the souvenir. Thanks for your patience!

  • Geocaching HQ

    Hi Jim, I’m sorry for the frustration. However, because the souvenir tool is manual tool, sometimes the timing can be a little off. Please check your email, as you should have received a notification awarding the souvenir. Thanks for your patience!

  • Geocaching HQ

    Hi Christian, the souvenir tool is manual tool, so sometimes the timing can be a little off as it is not automated. Please check your email, as you should have received a notification awarding the souvenir. Thanks for your patience!

  • Geocaching HQ

    Hi Michael56, please check your email, as you should have received a notification awarding the souvenir from last weeks challenge. Thanks for your patience!

  • lymond

    Hi,
    here, it is Thursday the 27th now but I still cannot see any gold coins though I logged 9 finds on the 21st and 22nd.
    Should I not see the coin-score for that week by now? I have not got an e-mail either.
    Thanks for your help.

  • Michael56

    Yes git it , mail came in at midnight July 26 to July 27 =UTC+2 (MEST). PDT 5 p.m.

  • me

    In some parts of the world monday is almost over – if geocaching is a world site, why are the pirates’ games’ instructions fit only to USA time? Some of us can only cache today, and we have no idea what is this week mission!

  • Christian Brunner

    I agree, the way GS is handling the information flow does really suck. They should announce the instructions for the next week on sunday…or, better –> release them all now…Monday is half over here, too!

  • me

    exactly! Today might be my only caching day this week and I have no idea what I need to do. In New Zealand the first day of the week is already over. Why does the rules only apply to the schedule of just one part of the world that start the week later than everyone?

  • Torbjörn Axelsson

    Delete your logs and reenter them at a later time. Yes, Groundspeak messed this up by counting the points immediately instead of using the date of the log.

    Also, the break point is, I think, 12:00 (mid day) UTC, which is when most of the world has the same date (daylight savings time and a few time zones near the date line may be more than 12 hours from UTC).

  • Christy McCarter

    So far, we haven’t received any coins for any of our logs/caches. I’ve scoured this website and can’t figure out why. Any help?

  • Emmi Soinisalo

    I still havent receive first piece of map. I found 7 caches 17-24 july and also pick up one geocoin…

  • HallyWeen42

    I didn’t receive the souvenir for last week. How do we fix that?

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