Saturday, August 3, 2013
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Central Ohio Geocachers
in cooperation with
The Licking Park District
Saturday, August 3rd
1:00pm - 6:00pm
This event is designed to share our love of geocaching, and to introduce the sport to a new generation of cachers.
Held at the Licking Park District's Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Rd., Granville, OH, this event will consist of two stages:
This event is open to everyone. Come and share all the fun and excitement of geocaching with a new group of enthusiasts, and earn a smiley for an event as well!
- Stage one will be a chance for experienced geocachers to create temporary caches in and around the 316 acres of Infirmary Mound Park, including the park's 7 miles of walking/hiking and horse trails.
From 1:00pm to 3:30pm, geocachers will use their skills to hide containers for others to discover. A variety of containers will be provided, but "unique" containers are also encourage if you have any on hand!
The idea is to demonstrate the types of hides geocachers might find "in the wild".
Once the caches are in place, a list of all the temporary caches (along with notes regarding their difficulty, terrain, any hints provided, etc.) will be compiled to distribute for stage two...
- Stage two will be held beginning at 3:30pm.
An introduction to geocaching will be presented to the assembled group of incoming trainees.
Once familiar with the concept, small groups of the new cachers will be asked to find all of the temporary geocaches that were hidden earlier in the day, accompanied by you - their "seasoned" geocaching guides, learning the basics of GPS and geocaching skills in the process.
PLEASE POST A "WILL ATTEND" if possible to give us a rough head count.
Flyers inviting attendees to learn about geocaching, and to find the hidden containers at 3:30pm (stage 2), are being distributed to local Cub Scout and Girl Scout groups, as well as park visitors. All are welcome!
If you know of any individuals or groups that you feel may be interested in attending stage two of this event, feel free to give them a copy of the flyer (available at this link: AdventuresInGeocaching.pdf).
PLEASE NOTE: we ask that any children under the age of 18 be accompanied by a parent or guardian for their own safety.
The more participants we have for the event, the more hands-on experience we can provide to our incoming group of cachers-to-be, so spread the word!!
Also, if you have multiple GPS receivers you're willing to share for the day, bring them along... the more the merrier!
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum