Event begins at 10 am until we all fall out from exhaustion or around 3pm
This event will be held at an undisclosed location. The above listed coordinates are BOGUS
Do not go there the Ogres live there, and they will eat you.
The event is within 10 miles of the posted coords and will be a pot luck event.
The Sign up page for the pot luck can be found HERE
Here is the link to download all the things you will need for the challenge. DOWNLOAD
How to attend this event: Please read all rules before signing up. Everyone is invited to try to attend but you must earn your invite by completing the "Challenge". How do I do that you say...?
You must follow this link to sign up----REGISTRATION---- Scroll down to the Delaware C.A.C.H.E. section
If you are finished PLEASE post a will attend and what food you are bringing so we don't have 39 people all bring burgers!
There will be 24 caches placed throughout the Colonial Hundreds of Delaware 1 cache in each Hundred. They will all be available, and published on or around February 2nd 2007. Every cache will have the prefix Delaware C.A.C.H.E- followed by the Hundred name. We will post links to all 24 listings here as soon as they are published.
There will be a photo contest with 3 catagories:
1)Wildlife- Animals ( Not people partying)
2)Nature- Sunsets, flowers, scenery etc.
3)People- Geocachers or otherwise
There will be a contest for cache logs with 3 categories:
1)Best log- The best overall real log by a geocacher (this means a Runfrog short story log would not qualify)
2)Most Unique log- Speaks for itself ( Runfrog logs apply here)
3)What you learned log- Again speaks for itself
Other contests to be announced
There will be a special contest just for the cache hiders, details will be sent by email to the hiders
You must post a picture of yourself with the cache container at each cache location to get credit for the cache.
Once you sign up you be emailed a Key sheet which contains the names of all 24 caches and a place to record the required info gathered from each cache, a C.A.C.H.E. retrieval placard for your vehicle and any other info you will need to complete this challenge. After you have found all 24 caches you will be sent an email telling you how to figure out the real coordinates to the event.
Official Rules: as of 3/31/07
1) YOU must sign the log book at each of the 24 caches
2)you must post a picture of yourself with the cache container at each cache location.
3) you may cache in groups, however YOUR log must include the picture of you and the box. group pictures are OK
4)You must sign up to participate, otherwise how will we know your playing? You will need to create an account @ Geocachingde.com to do this. It is free, and we do not sell any info to 3rd party idiots who send you junk mail
5)Anyone can participate, this is not just for Delaware cachers, it is by Delaware cachers, for the world.
6) You do not have to trade swag, however if you take a trackable, leave one.
7) DO NOT POST a will attend until you have completed the challenge. You may post notes however.
8)Have any questions? Please post them in the forums @ Geocachingde.com, the same place you signed up.
9) Cut off date for logging the challenge caches to attend is April 16th 2007 at Midnight.
10)MAKE SURE TO RECORD THE NUMBER ON THE INSIDE OF THE LID AT EACH CACHE, you'll need them to find this event. IF YOU FORGET WE WILL NOT PROVIDE THIS INFO
11) Have fun, be careful, and learn something
Pretty straight forward I think. Good luck and please learn something.
UPDATE 3/31/2007 Since this topic is one that came up more than we anticipated we thought we would address this here. There are only 3 weeks until the event and we do not want anyone to be eliminated. If you attempt to find one of the challenge caches and THINK it is missing, you should ASAP let us know so we can check and replace. Have a back up cache in the same Hundred handy just in case this happens, with the nice weather there is going to be steady increase in outdoor activity, so muggles will abound. DO NOT log the challenge cache as found if it is missing or you cannot find it. Go to your alternate cache, which MUST be a regular sized cache not a micro, take your picture at that cache and put a note on the Hundreds CACHE page with a link to the cache you logged for that Hundred. If we verify that the Hundreds cache is MIA the alternate will count as your find for the event requirement. You should still, for your own satisfaction return to log the Hundreds cache. This ammendment will be added to the rules for your convienence. any questions? If so call HORN..... Just kidding you can post them in the appropriate CACHE thread.
Now for some history:
Delaware's counties are divided up into hundreds. The origin of this English term is obscure, but one possible explanation is that a hundred is the area from which 100 soldiers could be raised. The term was first used in Delaware in the 1680s. Other colonies used the term in their early years, but Delaware is the only state to retain it. "Hundreds" is a geographic division, smaller than counties and roughly equivalent to "townships" in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Delaware is the only state which currently uses this division. There are thirty-three hundreds today. The most recent changes to hundreds were in the 1870s when the last two were established: Gumboro in 1873 and Blackbird in 1875. Prior to the 1960s, hundreds were used as voting districts and as units for reporting taxes. The remaining use of hundreds today is in property tax assessments (tax parcel numbers are assigned by hundreds). The use of hundreds in America dates back to colonial days. Hundreds were used as a sub-county division in England and were introduced in some of the British colonies. For Delaware, the origin is cited as a letter written in 1682 by William Penn, the newly-appointed Lord Proprietor of the province of Pennsylvania and the counties on the Delaware. Penn directed that from this point onward, settlements be divided into sections of 100 families. The first use of the term Hundred in official records relating to the Delaware colony dates to 1687, when reference is made to "a list of taxables of north side of Duck Creek Hundred." (from the New Castle County court records, Returns of the Constables, as cited in Scharf, p. 611f). On 25 Oct 1682, William Penn directed that Delaware be divided into townships occupied by 100 families where each family would have an average of about ten members (including servants). These townships were referred to as "hundreds" in a 9 Apr 1690 order by the Provincial Council. Originally, there were five hundreds in New Castle County, five in Kent County and two in Sussex County. As the population grew, several of the hundreds divided, creating new hundreds. In 1875, the total number of hundreds had grown to the present-day thirty-three hundreds. Their boundaries have essentially not changed since and no longer serve as judicial or legislative districts. ( Information on Hundreds from University of Delaware library)