*** The Annual Christmas Event. ***
It's coming up to Christmas
So for your caching pleasure
We are proud to introduce
Our Fourth Christmas event
Christmas Crackers in the Park
In the City
2nd December 2007
Embrace the Christmas spirit and join the Geocaching community for an afternoon of festive activities.
Come and reflect on the fun you have had Geocaching this year and regale others with your exploits.
Bring along a picnic basket or cook up a BBQ meal on one of the BBQs we will provide. There is a kiosk nearby as well as toilet facilities.
We will be putting on some games like the microcache and spoon race. The FTF dash where a team is tied together and the first team to reach the cache wins. Other ideas are pin the stubby tail on the Bear_left and a GPS toss. (If anyone has a Magellan or broken Garmin they would like to donate let us know.)
If you have an idea for a game why not let us know in your log.
We also will be having a tug of war. The North versus the South. So work out what side of the Adelaide GPO you are on and support your team.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
sa mystery inc
The Silver Snitch
Liz and Bruce
Green Gecko Gang
Bob From Elsewhere
hittin the road
The Great Pink Hunters
Apologies as unable to attend
Greetings from Australian caching teams
The Mountain Goat
dak's Emu Mob
Greetings from Overseas caching teams
CazzaBrox - England (SA Parrotheads Cousins)
uneswido - Netherlands
Butterfly_lady - New Zealand
LunaBlue - Alaska (visit link)
Our thanks to the following for making this happen -
Team Hurtle - Trailer BBQ
Team Freddo - Tug of war rope and another BBQ I hope
Zytheran - A logic puzzle
Team Wibble - Donation of some(lots of) prizes for games.
The Silver Snitch - A pass the parcel event for the children.
postiegirl06 - present donation.
schatzsuche1 - Face painting.
forthferalz - Aussie Geocoin donation
RICOH Australia - For once again donating to the event.
and everyone else who has assisted in making this event possible.
Itinerary for the Christmas event
1pm – 2:30pm Catch up and have lunch.
Meet the teams and have lunch. Cook a BBQ or unpack a feast from a picnic basket. This isn’t a communal meal so you just need to organise lunch for your own group. We will be providing a couple of large BBQs but if you don’t want to queue please feel free to bring your own.
During the meal preparation we will run a couple of children’s games to keep them occupied. There will be a pass the cache game similar to pass the parcel and a water balloon toss. Also Josie from team schatzsuche has kindly offered to do some face painting.
Oops almost forgot. We will also have a pin the tail and pin the nose on Bear left. We had better make sure we dont get the 2 cut outs mixed up.
2:30pm – 4:00pm Games
After lunch we will play a few picnic games with a geocaching flavour.
Game 1 - Hide the microcache. (egg and spoon race) Individuals will balance a micocache on a logsheet and cross the race area. First person to drop the cache into a hide wins.
Game 2 - Take the swag to the cache. (sack race) Individuals will jump into the cache swap bag which contains a cache swap item and hop across the race area. First person to deposit their swap into a cache container and hold it aloft wins.
Game 3 - Team work wins the cache (Three legged race) A 2 team challenge. Find a buddy from another team and join up. One leg of each team member is tied together. Teams cross the race area and grab a cache container. First team to open a cache container and both team members fire the party poppers it contains wins.
Game 4 – Stack the caches and dash. (Relay race) A group challenge of 2 teams which each contain 5 players. Both teams form a line. There is a basket next to each team containing a ball. On the other side of the race area is a stack of cache containers. The first team member crosses the race area and knocks over the stack of containers and then puts them back up again. When they are restacked they return over the race area and join the end of the line. Once the person has started across the race area the next person moves to the front of the queue. If they choose they may pick up the ball and have one shot at throwing it at their opponents stack and knocking it over. If the person stacking the containers has not returned to the end of the line before the container are knocked over they must return and re-stack them. Once the ball has been thrown the next person in the queue must retrieve it and place it in the basket before the person at the front of the queue can start across the race area. The first team to have their entire group successfully stack their caches, have their ball in the basket and have all members back in the line wins.
We will run heats for all the events depending on the number of people who wish to participate.
There will also be a guess the GZ location and a logic maze created by Zytheran running throughout the day.
4:00pm – 5:00Pm Closing events
A tug of war challenge with the North and South battling it out. The battle line has been drawn through Kensington Rd, Wakefield Rd, Grote St, Sir Donald Bradman and Burbridge road. So join with the teams in your area and if you’re not pulling you should be shouting encouragement.
Gather together to take a group photograph and sing a Christmas song.
Given the success of the caching awards last year Cached has decided to create a stand alone event early next year so all caches created this year can be nominated.
Thanks to everyone who came along and made this a wonderful day and a big thank you to all those who assisted with staging this event.
Thanks so much to forthferalz for her donation of Australian geocoins that the first place winners of events received
To Team Wibble and Ricoh for the runner up prizes. To Hurtle for the BBQ and Freddo for the BBQ and tug of war rope.
A big thanks to schatzsuche1 for her face painting efforts. I know our little pirate parrot was delight with his spiderman look. To Z for setting up a puzzle cache. To Postie for additional presents and the White dog gang for all their assistance.
I am sure I could keep thanking people until I had worked my way through everybody there on the day because the beauty of geocaching is that people are so willing to help and make it work.
From the logs it looks like everyone had a fun time and we loved hosting the event. We are certainly looking forward to another great event with you all next year.
So get out your geocaching event diaries and pencil in December the 7th 2008.
This was SA_Parrotheads 1000 cache for the year