Group Hide question in General geocaching topics Posted November 29, 2012 Unless you are a non-profit society I would think they are owned by the one who bought them. or in the case of a well painted container where the paint job may be of more value(monetary or otherwise) the one who payed for/did the paint/camo job. Now if you happen to be a non-profit society then I'd think it would be owned by the society/group. Would this have anything to do with your other question today? The answer is yes and yes. I should have waited before posting the second question, but this issue has been eating at me and just keeps going. It seems to me that the question isn't who owns them. The question is, "Why's he being such a jerk?" (snip) So my advice is to figure out why nothing remotely amicable is going on here...unless you know already and aren't telling us. Are you bating the OP into airing dirty laundry in a public forum? Figured I would cover everyone in one quote. I can't tell you what set this person(s) off originally, but I can tell you that this is the last incident of many things done over the summer. As for airing dirty laundry... I am trying (really hard btw) to be the better person and keep these mess and their actions out of sight in our local area (and somewhat failing apparently). As much as I would really, really like to share more info... If you poke enough, you'll find the info and probably even be able to name the cacher involved. NOW, back on topic... In my opinion, if a cache is placed as part of an organization and posted/owned on the geocaching.com site, it is owned by that account. I believe that these 8 caches are no different then the large number of caches my wife and I have donnated to different groups (YMCA in Cape Bretton, London Loop team in southern ontario,Northern Ontario Geocachers LOGO, etc) over the years. Yes we paid for them, prepped and even painted some (we're pretty good at cammo painting now), but they still belong to those who hold the listing on geocaching.com. Unfortunately, in the other thread I posted earlier, no one could provide a set of "Finds" rules similar to the Hides rules. What was offered is not nearly as refined as the hides guideline and regulations.