WELCOME TO THE SEVENTH ANNUAL SCAR!!
This event involves hiding caches during the time leading up to the SCAR event, finding the SCAR caches over the designated 24 hour period and then meeting up to swap SCAR stories & award prizes.
Hide one or more caches between now and Saturday June 14th at Midnight. Caches hidden for the event are to be placed and submitted before or on June 14th to ensure that the reviewer has sufficient time to approve all the hides.Please include SCAR2014 at the end of the title (e.g. My Cool Cache - SCAR2014) to facilitate searches by keyword. Please do not put a space between the word & the number. All SCAR caches should include a note to the reviewer stating that it is placed for the SCAR event and should be published the evening of Thursday June 19th, 24ish hours before the official kick off of the SCAR event. Please mention on your cache page that the cache is for the SCAR event, and should not be sought out until after 5:30pm on June 20th. The idea here is to give everyone time to look at the cache listings and devise their battle plans for when the hunt begins at 5:30.
We want to maximize numbers this year for the upcoming Mega Event and we encourage creativity so here are some rules about hides placed for SCAR:
-any and all types of caches are allowed
-all caches sizes are allowed
-prizes will be awarded based on caches found and voting cards which you will print out before the event and submit at the end
-all hides must be hidden within approximately 130km of N 52 08.062, W 106 38.859 which is the starting point for this year.
-all hides must be made to remain permanent following the event for everyone to find at their leisure
-We would appreciate it if each participant hides at least one cache but it is not a requirement. If you are from out of town & want to participate in hiding, talk to local cachers about adopting or maintaining your SCAR cache. We all benefit from caches being hidden & the more that are hidden specifically for this event the more fun this 24 hour hunting marathon will be for everyone. If you do not know how to hide a cache then please email us & we will be happy to help you hide your first cache.
At 5:30pm on Friday June 20th, all SCAR caches become fair game and the hunt begins. If your Geocaching User name includes more than one person, all members of the Geocaching User Name who are caching during the event must be at each cache together at the same time. Feel free to find as many or as few caches as you can and want. During the hunt, please document the time of your find in the logbook to inform subsequent finders how close they are behind you. You may also want to carry a notebook because you will need to keep track of your stats over the weekend. Please note that if you are caching with a group of cachers you all share the stats for example if your group is the first to find a cache, you all share that honour & the next group to come along will count the second to find. The hunt for the SCAR2014 event ends at 5:30pm June 21st, 2014
At 6pm Saturday June 21st, we will gather for a meal to share stories and to award prizes for achievements accomplished during the event. This year for the bbq, we have again rented the Floral School just outside of Saskatoon located at N 52° 03.391 W 106° 31.032. We will start the awards portion of the evening around7:30pm. Be sure to be there early enough that your stats can be included when calculating who gets which awards so that you don't miss out.
SAGA will provide the burgers, hotdogs & the condiments, all we ask is that you drop a looney per person in the pot to help cover costs. If possible please bring either a salad or dessert to share with the group. If not - no worries, please come anyway as there is always a ton of food & the more people the merrier. You also need to bring your own drinks (non-alcoholic only) & lawn chairs. Please note in your 'will attend' log if you intend on appearing at the BBQ and how many will be accompanying you so we can have an idea of numbers. All cachers are welcome whether or not you've participated in the rest of SCAR2014 or not. The more the merrier!.
Credit should be given for accomplishments achieved during the event. We will award these prizes at The Gathering.
The categories include (but are not limited to):
- Cacher with the most hides
- Cacher with the most finds
- Cacher with the most FTFs
- Cacher with the most STFs
- Cacher with the most DNF's (If you need to get a hint from another cacher before finding the cache, this counts towards your DNF total)
- Categories on your voting sheet will also receive an award the categories are:
Get out of town - country caches that are neat or take you to a great location.
Ingenious Creations - Caches that are ingenious
Movies - Movie themed or related to a movie.
For the kids - Caches targeted for the young ones to really enjoy!
In Plain View - Caches so sneaky that they can hide right there in the open.
Submit your cache name and GC code to SAGA via the message function here on Geocaching.com or on SAGA's website saskatoongeocachers.weebly.com via the form there before the deadline for hiding SCAR caches, tell us which category you want it entered in and we will put it on the form so people know which caches you hiders thought were special and so cachers can find them and vote!
If you have any suggestions for prize categories or care to donate a prize please contact us.
All SCAR caches should be made permanent for all cachers to find at their leisure following the event. Remember whatever you hide you must maintain. Hopefully you all will get busy with lots of hides to help make this event a success as well as increase our cache population in the Saskatoon area. Its always great to see lots of participation. Hopefully the weather this year will cooperate. Nothing like a fresh batch of hides and a 24 hour marathon of cache hunting to get your blood pumping :)
Also watch for a couple of other events happening within this event. Watch for these events to be published soon with all of their details.
If and when we have a SCAR Logo it will be available here, feel free to include the SCAR2014 logo on your cache listings or use it anyway you like as long as its in a respectable manner ;p