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Hello, All!

 

I know that many groups of people out there have formed geocaching clubs of one form or another, where they meet in real life. There are LOTS of group names and probably a website or two for those groups.

 

I thought I might start this thread so we can keep track of them. Well, not really "keep track" - that sounds too sinister. icon_smile.gif I was just curious, really. I sure hope other people think it's a good idea.

 

So:

  • what is the name of your geocaching organization?
  • what is your website? (if you have one)
  • where are you?
  • when did the group form?

 

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[This message was edited by MissJenn on June 03, 2002 at 09:00 PM.]

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Oh yes, WHERE is also good. Will edit.

 

Thanks, Rusty! I hope this thread catches on ..... I know there are others. I guess those people are out caching instead of posting on the board! icon_biggrin.gif

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Maryland Geocaching Society, (MD)

Founded in April of 2002

 

Open membership to all interested in Geocaching.

 

Website: www.mdgps.net

Forums: forums.mdgps.net

 

Maryland Geocaching Society also has several webrings dedicated to Geocaching. These rings are hosted directly on our site. For information on joining one of our webrings visit our homepage.

 

Randall J. Berry

davros@mdgps.net

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[This message was edited by Randall J. Berry on June 05, 2002 at 07:04 PM.]

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Thanks MD and OK!

EDIT: and Markwell!

 

[This message was edited by MissJenn on June 17, 2002 at 06:27 AM.]

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well, we've never really organized anything here in NorthEast Ohio (any interest in forming a nominal group?), but if we ever do, I have an idea for a possible acronym for it (i am an award-winning amateur acronym writer icon_smile.gif)

 

GONER (Geo-Cachers of Ohio's NorthEast Region)

 

well good caching to all, and see you GONERs at the Metroparks Picnic... icon_smile.gif

 

"You will kneel before her in her altar in the trees" - Tara MacLean, Let Her Feel The Rain

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We began forming about a year ago and have had one large event, the Cache Bash in June 2001, a picnic in August and several small treks. We hope to provide services and support to smaller clubs in the Great Plains areas, for building more local clubs and developing new games in yet uninhabited areas. You can find us at www.gpgeocaching.com.

Our big 2003 event will be centered around the Lewis and Clark expedition and provide more educational opportunities than last year's event. Everyone is invited to join us in Omaha, date is yet to be determined.

 

SpinWebby

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what is the name of your geocaching organization?

St. Louis Area Geocachers Association (SLAGA - pronounced: "Slaw'-guh")

 

what is your website? (if you have one)

http://www.geostl.com

 

where are you?

St. Louis, Missouri and surrounding areas. We have arbitrarily designated 'SLAGA territory' as 100 mile radius from a point southwest of the city of St. Louis (skewed based on the general caching area of our members)

 

when did the group form?

We credit our start with a geocaching picnic that took place in Sept. of 2001. Just two days ago, we held our 2nd annual geocaching picnic (see details at these two URLs:

http://www.GeoStL.com/SLAGAParties/SLAGAPicnic_Fall2002.html

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?ID=36491

 

We also have a list of other geocaching groups at:

http://www.GeoStL.com/SLAGALinks/index.html

(look in upper right corner)

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quote:
Originally posted by MissJenn:

 

So: + what is the name of your geocaching organization? + what is your website? (if you have one) + where are you? + when did the group form?


 

The Wisconsin Geocaching Association (WGA) website is http://www.wi-geocaching.com

We represent geocachers all over the state as we support the sport to state and local land management officials, and plan events throughout the year. The group formed officially in early 2002, but our first event in August 2001 pre-dated the official founding. Our website includes discussion forums, an automatically updated list of the latest "finds" in Wisconsin, a voting place for Cache of the Month, a monthly article related to geocaching, photo gallery, and links to members' personal web sites.

 

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TAG - Tallahassee Area Geocachers

 

We represent the NW portion of Florida.

 

Our website is www.nettally.com/gohlke/geocaching/

 

We formed in the summer of this year.

 

"We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile. We are the Borg."

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NTGA is the organization for Dallas/Fort Worth and the surrounding area. Our website is www.ntga.net The name was chosen last spring. The first regular meetings that were not purely social events started this summer. We are still in the process of developing a logo, so in some sense we are still organizing.

 

Alchemist2000

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Here in Minnesota we started a group last May of 2002, called "Geocachers Exploring Minnesota." We have had some great people get it up and going. Our web site is,

 

www.mngeo.com

 

We had a picnic last July and had about 50 people attend. We have another picnic organized for the last Sunday in October.

Our State Parks system has made Geocaching illegal, and we formed to try and figure out a way to do this activity safely in our State Parks with Park involvement. We are still working on this however. Hopefully this winter they will work with us to develop guidelines for this activity in our State Parks.

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well, they didn't like GONERS so we are the NEOGeocachers (North-East Ohio)

 

"You will kneel before her in her altar in the trees" - Tara MacLean, Let Her Feel The Rain

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from the NE forum:

I just wanted to let everyone know that I started a group over at Yahoo Groups for geocachers in Central Pa. I started it to give us an area to share information that would be important to area cachers, and to also give others (like Keystone) a quick and easy way to inform us of upcoming changes/park policies/etc.

 

Central PA Geocachers

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NEFGA http://www.nefga.com

 

NorthEast Florida Geocachers Assoc. We represent Northeast Florida. Jacksonville and surrounding NE Florida areas (west to Lake City, SW to Gainesville, S to the southern edge of Ocala NF, SE to the Daytona area).

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Mississippi Geocachers Association

 

www.msga.net

 

I guess we formed in 2003... or maybe even late 2002 - informally that is....

 

The website originally came up in April 2003 I think. There were forums that predated the website to December of 2002 I think... I'll have to check on that...

 

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Great Smoky Mountains Geocaching Club - GSMGC - http://www.gsmgc.org

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GSMGC Club Profile

 

what is the name of your geocaching organization?

Great Smoky Mountains Geocaching Club - GSMGC

 

what is your website? (if you have one)

http://www.gsmgc.org

 

where are you?

East Tennessee:

Alcoa, Athens, Clinton, Farragut, Gatlinburg, Harriman, Jefferson City, Kingston, Knoxville, La Follette, Lenoir City, Loudon, Madisonville, Maryville, Morristown, Newport, Pigeon Forge, Powell, Sevierville, Seymour, Sweetwater, and others.

 

when did the group form?

January 2004

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Colorado Association of Cache Hunting Enthusiast (C.A.C.H.E.)

 

Http://coloradogeocaching.com web site and from there you can link to our forums.

 

State level Group.

 

Started by Me because there wasn't any local group in the state at the time.

First meeting August 2002.

 

We are currently working with of the San Juan National Forest office regarding their recent ban on caches. The City of Colorado Springs regarding their long time ban on caching on city parks and open spaces. and the Colorado State Park system and their newly adopted cache friendly permit system.

 

At the moment we have:

 

A president (me) and 3 Vice presidents one for each major region of the state.

 

A CITO Person who's job it is to plan and run CITO events.

 

We meet every 2 month average between 40-60 people at a meeting. Our last outdoor event had 150 in attendance.

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GeoCachers of South East Washington

 

http:\\groups.yahoo.com\gcsewa - formed around March 2003

 

also known as East Cascades Geocachers

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We're the COGs in the Wheel of Geocaching in Central Ohio.

 

Central Ohio Geocachers.

www.COGeocaching.org

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In the Sacramento, CA area, we are the River City Geocaching and Dining Society, aka RCGDS. Website at www.rcgds.com or .net. Although based in the greater Sacramento area we draw attendees from throughout Northern California to our monthly meetings, which almost always include a meal. We've been around for a couple of years.

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Since nobody has added Tri-Go (or Trigo) to the list, here goes. Tri-go is a disorganization based around but not limited to the Southwesterrn Pennsylvania area, especially around Pittsburgh. We're a Yahoo group at the moment that may or may not move to an official site depending on whom you ask. Here's the link:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tri-go/

Tri-Go stands for a number of things, including "Three Rivers Informal Geocaching Organization". Members actually range from all over, and banter ranges from witty to inane. At the very least you can try your hand at QuestMaster's Lonely Cache Challenge. We've been around since sometime last year. Maybe.

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Can someone tell me if there is a Las Vegas Geocaching Group? I'm a freelance writer doing an article on geocaching in Las Vegas and would love the name and website address of a Las Vegas organization.

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GEOCKY (pronounced "Jockey"): GeoCachers of Kentucky

 

When? Formed in 2003.

 

Where? Began in Lexington area, has gradually spread throughout Kentucky.

 

What and why?

Mission Statement: "The GeoCachers of Kentucky (GEOCKY) is a group of individuals who are committed to promoting responsible and enjoyable GeoCaching in the state of Kentucky. We encourage cooperation with land managers. GEOCKY also provides the means for people to organize regional activities and events that will promote the credibility of the sport."

 

Website link: Geocky Home Page

 

Events:

--CITOs in Lexington and Louisville (already two in Louisville area in 2004)

--Meet-and-Greets: to celebrate 1K and 2K achievements; to say farewell to moving cachers; to welcome/train new cachers

 

Logo: geockylogo.jpg

 

Miscellaneous: 2004 KY Geocoins

Edited by Teach2Learn

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ARK-MO-GEOCACHERS YAHOO

AND

OZARK MOUNTIAN GEOCACHERS AT YAHOO

 

oops this was before it was up yet.

Arkansas Geocachers Org.

Actually we came before either one of those, :blink: but we weren't well known, and at that time our site was www.ArkGeo.us and we mostly used the yahoo group (ArkGeo).

 

Same group, :blink: just a new, improved website and address. We mostly use the forums on the new site now. The old site address now points to the new site, so either works, but we decided ArkGeocaching.org was more descriptive and appropriate.

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I need to correct myself. I got to thinking about it and looked to check. The OzMtnGeocachers group first post was about three months before the ArkGeo first post, so they came first. :blink:

 

ArkMo, however, came about 8 and a half months later, so I right there. :blink:

 

Anyway, we've been around since January 2003. :D

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