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How to host the best New Year’s event for Last/First

New Year’s Eve is an opportunity to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next. While end-of-year traditions come in many shapes and sizes, this year you can start a new tradition by hosting an event with your geocaching buddies.

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Geocaching Last/First Souvenirs
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Celebrate the New Year with two new souvenirs

2017 has been a fun year for geocaching: we celebrated 3 Million Active Geocaches, went geocaching around the globe with Where’s Signal the FrogⓇ, and found pirate booty with The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde. But it’s time to start looking ahead.

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GIFF call for submissions

Sneak preview: GIFF 2017

There are now 421 GIFF (Geocaching International Film Festival) events (and counting!) in 43 countries featuring 17 films. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll earn a smiley, and the GIFF 2017 souvenir!

GIFF 2017 is November 2 – 6, 2017. Are you ready? Find a GIFF event near you and log your Will Attend! No events nearby? Try hosting! Just be sure to submit your events by October 19, 2017 so it has time to be published on Geocaching.com!

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Caution: Geocacher in training

While “the largest outdoor treasure hunt” sounds simple enough, we can admit there is quite a learning curve to mastering the art of geocaching. That’s why we’re improving the onboarding experience for new geocachers with our latest Geocaching® app update.

These changes will not affect geocachers who have previously found and logged a cache, but will provide training to get new users up to speed with the game of geocaching, the app, and best practices while out in the field.  

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