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Wisconsin Geocaching Association: Thank you to all who attended the Picnic! We look forward to seeing you at our next one, the WGA bonfire and chili event.

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2013 WGA Geo-Picnic

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Hidden : Saturday, September 21, 2013
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Welcome to the 11th annual WGA Geo-Picnic, to be held at Governor Thompson State Park. Governor Thompson State Park was established in 2000, the Wisconsin State Park System's centennial year. With more than 2,800 acres of woods, a family campground, picnic area on Woods Lake, hiking trails, and six miles of shoreline on the Caldron Falls Flowage, visitors will find an atmosphere that is perfect for solitude, reflection, and geocaching.


Governor Thompson State Park does require a state park admission sticker or daily pass to enter the park.

There are currently 15 Caches located in and around the park, and over 80 in a 10 mile radius. With the fall colors, the nearby waterfalls should be on the must do list.

If you would like a laminated WGA nametag, request one using the form on the WGA Website.

Event Schedule

  • Check In/Registration . . . . . . . . 8:30 - 11:30 AM
  • Nametag Pickup . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 - 11:30 AM
  • Geocoin Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30 - 11:30 AM
  • Creative Cache Contest Entry . . . . .8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • TB/Geocoin exchange . . . . . . . . All Day
  • GeoGolf Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 - 4:00 PM
  • Lunch /Grills Ready . . . . . . . . . . 12:00 PM
  • Log Roll Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Kids Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Bingo cards due . . . . . . . . . . . . .4:00 PM
  • Group Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 PM
  • Bingo Drawing and Raffle. . . . . . 4:40 PM
  • Grills Ready Round 2 . . . . . . . . . 5:00 6:00 PM
  • 1st Annual Travel Bug Race Awards. .5:00 PM
  • 2nd Annual Travel Bug Race Start??? .5:00 PM

What To Bring To The Picnic

  • Your own meat to grill
  • Table setting for you and your family
  • Lawn chairs if you want them
  • Beverages for your group
  • A food item to share.

To ensure variety, please bring an item to share based on your last name, as shown below:

  • Last name A-H: chips or snacks
  • Last name I-P: cookies or desert
  • Last name Q-Z: salad, vegetable or fruit

Childrens' Activities

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Kid's Cache

Geocacher Social Bingo

Learn a little bit about your fellow geocachers while playing a fun game of BINGO.
We will be drawing for a special prize from the "blacked out" cards and more from the cards turned in with at least one bingo. Tickets will be handed out when you turn in your card. Must be present to win.

GeoGolf

Pick a point somewhere in the park near the area described on the geogolf contest page, which you can pick up when you register. Write down the coordinates of where you think the "pin" is. The three closest to the "Pin" will receive WGA prizes!

  • 1st place: WGA 2012 Geocoin and a $25 gas card
  • 2nd place: WGA 2012 Geocoin
  • 3rd place: WGA T-shirt

Must be present to claim your prize
 

Attendance Raffle
 
We will be holding a raffle for other door prizes following the Group Picture at 4:30 For this drawing, you must be present to win.
 Thanks go to the following for donations to our raffle:
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WGA Travel Bug Race
 
Join the 2nd Annual WGA Picnic to Picnic Travel Bug Race! Bring along a new travel bug to enter in this year long race. There will also be travel bug tags available for sale at the event. The winners will be crowned at the 2014 WGA Picnic! Get full details here.
 

Creative Cache Contest

Do you have a really creative cache idea you've been working on? Well let's have a little bit of fun with them. Bring along your most unusual or creative container and the top 3 vote getters will win a prize. Just drop off your container between 8:30am and 11:30am at the picnic shelter and it will be assigned a number. From 12:00PM to 4:00PM voting will be open to all attending the picnic, with the announcement of the winners to be done along with the Bingo Drawing and Raffle prizes at 4:40 PM. Please no names or identifying markings on the cache containers to keep things fair.

 
More games and activities are being planned. Check back to see what else we are doing at the picnic as the activities are finalized.

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