WSQ - Shawano County Cemetery (SCC) Challenge
In Wisconsin, United States
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The premise of this cache is simple, but getting it done is where the difficulty 5 rating comes from.
In order to log this cache, you must first find every cache in the Shawano County Cemetery Challenge series. As of 11/2009, this requires finding 92 caches. (There are 94 on the list, but one is this cache, and there is a pair of caches--number 36--where you need to find one or the other.) It is unlikely any new caches will be added to this series after 11/2009 because every cemetery for which their are records in the county is covered in one way or another by this series. However, you must have completed the current list as of the date you log this cache.
To keep track of the caches in the series, use the bookmark list, shown at the right side of the page in the bookmark list link. Using the bookmark list, you can download the list into a program like Cachemate or GSAK and sort the list by caches you have found and ones you have not. Or, simply copy and paste the list below into your favorite word processing program or spreadsheet and check them off as you complete them.
When you have found all the caches in the series, go find the cache at the listed "Final" coordinates shown in the waypoint list below. (It should go without saying, but just to be clear, your log will be deleted if you have not found all the caches in the Challenge list.)
A nice map of (almost) all the cemeteries in the SCC series is available HERE. It may interest you to note that if you take a "best line" approach to these caches, you will have travelled at least 300 miles in the SCC Challenge! The farthest southeast cemetery and the farthest northwest cemetery are 55 miles apart!
The Master List
GC1HPHE - WSQ 000 SCC Shawano County Unmarked
GC1H2QD - WSQ 01/02 SCC Almon Leiskau / St. Paul
GC1H2Q9 - WSQ 03 SCC Almon Evergreen
GC1H2QB - WSQ 04/05 SCC Riverside / Town of Almon
GC1J0JB - WSQ 06 SCC Angelica St. Casimir
GC1J0KH - WSQ 07 SCC Angelica Zion Evangelical
GC1F2DD - WSQ 08 SCC Angelica: The Good Book
GC15V1M - WSQ 09 SCC Angelica Rest Haven/Magee-Prickett
GC1G1HZ - WSQ 10 SCC Angelica Hillside
GC1G9N3 - WSQ 11/12 Dr. Seuss Hears a Who in Camelot
GC1H2QR - WSQ 13 SCC Aniwa St. John's
GC1J7X0 - WSQ 14 SCC Bartelme Community
GC1H2Q8 - WSQ 15 SCC Bartelme Township Cemetery
GC1HPJ7 - WSQ 16 SCC Belle Plaine Maple Lane County Home
GC1GR7R - WSQ 17 SCC Belle Plaine: Friendship
GC1GR7N - WSQ 18 SCC Belle Plaine Bomke
GC1GR7M - WSQ 19 SCC Belle Plaine St. Martin Evangelical
GC1GR7G - WSQ 20 SCC Belle Plaine St. John Lutheran
GC1H2QW - WSQ 21 SCC Birnamwood St. Philomen
GC1H2QV - WSQ 22 SCC Birnamwood Forest
GC1GR87 - WSQ 23 SCC Fairbanks Tigerton Union
GC1GR8C - WSQ 25 SCC Fairbanks Peace Lutheran Split Rock
GC1HPJN - WSQ 26 SCC Caroline St. John's
GC1HPJQ - WSQ 27 SCC Caroline Zion
GC1GR83 - WSQ 28 SCC Grant United Bretheren
GC1GR81 - WSQ 29 SCC Grant Immanuel Lutheran
GC1GR8F - WSQ 30 SCC Grant Greenleaf-Marion
GC1GJDR - WSQ 32 SCC Green Valley Bethel West
GC1EGR2 - WSQ 34 SCC Sir Gawain's Chapelry
GC1EGRT - WSQ 35 SCC Princess Charlotte Alexis' Grieving Meadow
GC1BHTY - WSQ Sir Lancelot's Got Issues or GC1J0JY - WSQ 36 SCC Green Valley Dickson
GC1J0MM - WSQ 37 SCC Hartland St. Paul Bonduel
GC13BY8 - WSQ 38 SCC Guinevere's Library
GC16E4E - WSQ 39 SCC Lamenting the Demise of Sir Lamorak
GC1HHJ4 - WSQ 40 SCC Sir Malory's Code of Chivalry
GC1GXTZ - WSQ 41/42 SCC Herman Riverside & Zion Rest
GC1H2Q3 - WSQ 43 SCC Herman St. Elias
GC1G8H5 - WSQ 44 SCC Herman: Jung Cemetery
GC1G8H6 - WSQ 45 SCC Herman: St. John Lutheran Hermansfort
GC1F56M - WSQ 46 SCC Camelot Rules the Waves
GC1H2QP - WSQ 47 SCC Hutchins Old Holy Family
GC1H2QH - WSQ 48/49 SCC Hutchins Woodlawn/Holy Family
GC1DV7X - WSQ 50 SCC Landstadt
GC1446X - WSQ 51 SCC Ye Olde Camelot Plough Shoppe
GC1CADT - WSQ 53 SCC Lady Diantha's Dog Dwelleth
GC1GJZ6 - WSQ 57 SCC Maple Grove Owego Lutheran
GC1H2R4 - WSQ 58 SCC Morris Forest Home
GC1H2Q7 - WSQ 59 SCC Morris Township Cemetery
GC1H2Q6 - WSQ 60 SCC Morris Norwegian
GC1FZ32 - WSQ 61 SCC Navarino Norwegian
GC1FZ2X - WSQ 62 SCC Navarino Bethesda
GC1HHJB - WSQ 63 SCC The Search for Arthur
GC1HJBR - WSQ 64 SCC Navarino St. Lawrence
GC1H03N - WSQ 65 SCC Sir Griflet's Squire Home
GC1G8H9 - WSQ 66 SCC Pella Evangelical German Lutheran
GC1G8HA - WSQ 67 SCC Pella Opening / St. Peter
GC1J7XG - WSQ 68 SCC Red Springs
GC1J7X5 - WSQ 69 SCC Red Springs Mission Lake
GC1GXTG - WSQ 70 SCC Richmond Salem United Methodist
GC1J7X6 - WSQ 71 SCC Richmond St. Jakobi
GC1G8H4 - WSQ 72 SCC Richmond St. Paul Stoney Hill
GC1HHJ2 - WSQ 73 SCC FOR TIME AND ETERNITY
GC1G8H7 - WSQ 76/77 SCC Seneca St. John & United Bretheran
GC1G8H8 - WSQ 78 SCC Seneca St. John Lutheran Leopolis
GC1GR77 - WSQ 79 SCC Washington: Emmanuel - White Clay Lake
GC1GR74 - WSQ 80 SCC Washington Lakeview/Bierbaum
GC1GR6Z - WSQ 81 SCC Washington St. Martin
GC1GR7C - WSQ 83 SCC Washington St. John UCC of Cecil
GC16R7 - WSQ 84 SCC Sir Mordred’s Limestone Encounter
GC1GTTW - WSQ 85 SCC SCC The Norman Conquest
GC1GTVJ - WSQ 86 SCC SCC Lord Colin's Crusade
GC1HPHK - WSQ 89/90 SCC Wescott Woodlawn/New Sacred Heart
GC1HPHZ - WSQ 91/92 SCC Wescott County Cem./Old Sacr. Heart
GC1HPJE - WSQ 93 SCC Wittenberg NAC/John Stacy Memorial
GC1H2R0 - WSQ 94 SCC Wittenberg Robin Road ("Boreen")
GC1G9QT - WSQ 95 SCC Wittenberg Warriors Fall For Camelot
GC1H2QZ - WSQ 96/97 SCC Wittenberg Redeemer
GC1H2QY - WSQ 98 SCC Wittenberg Holy Family
GC1HPJJ - WSQ 99 SCC Wittenberg Forest Home
GC1J7X2 - WSQ 101 SCC Red Springs - Morgan Siding
GC1HPJK - WSQ 114 SCC Wittenberg Whitcomb
GC1DYNX - WSQ Dead Man’s Curve
GC1AEWN - WSQ Sir Lancelot's Hairy Butt
GC1ANGD - WSQ Sir Tor Tending the Lambs
GC3HM59 - SCC Riverside in Camelot
GCXNTW - WSQ Wescott Cemetery
GCV78J - Graveyard Grab
GC15N8T - Sunday Drive Series #4: Elm Grove
GC15NCM - Sunday Drive Series #8: Ole and Lena
GC15N9P - Sunday Drive Series #9: Elm Lawn
GC15N9X - Sunday Drive Series #10: Hofa Park
There are two other caches in Camelot that will qualify as an alternative find for two of the cache locations above, you will know which ones they are if you completed those caches.
Special Thanks To:
-Cathe Z from the Shawano Family History Center for her help in providing information about Shawano cemeteries.
-All the volunteers throughout the county who have taken the time to walk the cemeteries, keep records, and make them available through sites such as wigenweb, rootsweb, and accessgenealogy.
-gotta run for the resolve to be the brainchild and do much of the work to get this challenge in place and up and running.
-Lander & Lancelot for placing numerous caches in far-flung cemeteries to help complete the series.
-Lone_Gunman & frmr for picking up the challenge to share the responsibility of keeping this huge challenge available to all who want to seek the rewards of a task well done.
About the WSQ-SCC Series
WSQ stands for "Wisconsin Spirit Quest, which is used by many Wisconsin cemetery cache owners. SCC stands for Shawano County Cemeteries, and the number between the two represents the location of the cemetery on a master map, which you can find by clicking HERE. The name after SCC is the name of the Township, then comes the name of the cemetery.
There are over 100 cemeteries in Shawano County, and nearly all have geocaches in them, bringing new visitors to these places to remember those who have gone before us. You just might find a long-lost relative or two.
These caches are designed to be easy to find, are usually a container and log only, and focus on “forgotten,” out-of-the-way, rural cemeteries. Also, any multi-stage caches are designed to bring you to special features of a particular cemetery.
There are many rural cemeteries in Wisconsin. Geocaching is a great way to get out and see some of these remote places, discover some interesting and unique markers, and to help ensure that those that have gone before us are not forgotten. With cemetery caches, the cache container is not hidden on or connected in any way to any grave site or marker. Occasionally, some information from a marker may be used to obtain final cache coordinates. Please be respectful of the cemetery and anyone visiting it.
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Last Updated: on 05/22/2016 10:51:53 Pacific Daylight Time (17:51 GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum