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2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir moments

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Ah, more "moments". :laughing:

 

Most of those are to be expected, since they happen every year (or every 4 years for Leap Day). I'm not surprised about the Blue Switch Day one, since it makes sense to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the removal of Selective Availability.

 

I'm glad to see that we'll continue to see more country souvenirs. It would be nice to see a faster pace so we can finally get souvenirs for all of them, but at least we keep getting more.

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Hey @Geocaching HQ, this past Wednesday was the third Wednesday of January, so we were expecting a new regional souvenir. Has that been delayed? I haven't seen any sign of a new souvenir.

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10 hours ago, CaracalShan said:

A new regional souvenir was released today, for the Aland Islands. That's quite unexpected :-)

 

Awesome - another one already earned :)

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11 hours ago, CaracalShan said:

A new regional souvenir was released today, for the Aland Islands. That's quite unexpected :-)

Darn, gonna have to Google that.

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On 1/22/2020 at 7:15 PM, CaracalShan said:

A new regional souvenir was released today, for the Aland Islands. That's quite unexpected :-)

Woohoo!

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On ‎1‎/‎22‎/‎2020 at 10:15 AM, CaracalShan said:

A new regional souvenir was released today, for the Aland Islands. That's quite unexpected :-)

 

We were told to expect a new souvenir last week (the 3rd Wednesday of the month), but that didn't happen. Instead, we got it on the 4th Wednesday.

 

It's nice to see souvenirs for some of the less-visited regions. Being more rare, they're arguably "worth" more.

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Announced!  

Leap Day 2020

 

Imagine if there was an extra day in the year for geocaching. Well, this year there is! Start planning your outings to get your Leap Day 2020 digital souvenir by finding a cache, Adventure Lab*, or attending an Event on Saturday, February 29th.

Leap Day only comes once every 4 years, so it is fitting to save this day for caches that are hard to come by or difficult to find. Take advantage of your Leap Day by avenging a difficult DNF or cracking the code for a tough Mystery cache.

We can’t wait to hear all about your Events and outings on this special day!

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Something is coming on April 6, 2020!

 

Memory Lane

 

Join us on April 6 for a trip down Memory Lane.#GCmemorylane

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6 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

Something is coming on April 6, 2020!

 

Memory Lane

 

26 days! :drama: (way too long...)

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5 minutes ago, lumbricus said:

 

26 days! :drama: (way too long...)

You know people are going to say they didn't get enough notice!

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I apologize for assuming this might be souvenir related. It may not be!

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41 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

I apologize for assuming this might be souvenir related. It may not be!

 

If you look at the URL, it includes "souvenircampaign" so yes, I'm pretty sure there's a souvenir involved.

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1 hour ago, barefootjeff said:

 

If you look at the URL, it includes "souvenircampaign" so yes, I'm pretty sure there's a souvenir involved.

Oh good! Thank you.

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From the Geocaching Blog:  Community First

 

Additionally, we plan to move our upcoming Memory Lane souvenir challenge from a start date of Monday, April 6 to Monday, May 4

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On 3/15/2020 at 5:28 AM, Max and 99 said:

From the Geocaching Blog:  Community First

 

Additionally, we plan to move our upcoming Memory Lane souvenir challenge from a start date of Monday, April 6 to Monday, May 4

Did they reset the countdown timer?

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3 minutes ago, K13 said:

Did they reset the countdown timer?

They did! 

 

Join us on May 4 for a trip down Memory Lane.#GCmemorylane

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2 hours ago, CaracalShan said:

Maybe I missed it, but has there already been a release of a country souvenir this month?

 

the last one on A-teams site is the one for Vatican City State, released in February.  Nothing in March.

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Haven't read the whole thread, but wondering if there has been any talk/rumours of extending the first CITO season for this year since many if us are now in lockdown with CITO events cancelled or unable to be published during this time.

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44 minutes ago, funkymunkyzone said:

Haven't read the whole thread, but wondering if there has been any talk/rumours of extending the first CITO season for this year since many if us are now in lockdown with CITO events cancelled or unable to be published during this time.

That's a good question! I bet they will extend it.

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Read in the recent GCHQ email:

  • Cache In Trash Out® Season 1: CITO Season 1 has been extended through August 31, 2020

Awesome!

I can postpone my own CITO event until all this COVID-19 pandemic chaos settles down.

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3 minutes ago, Dr.MORO said:

Read in the recent GCHQ email:

  • Cache In Trash Out® Season 1: CITO Season 1 has been extended through August 31, 2020

Awesome!

I can postpone my own CITO event until all this COVID-19 pandemic chaos settles down.

I didn't see that message in today's email! Thanks for posting that.

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7 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

I didn't see that message in today's email! Thanks for posting that.

 

Logbook email:

 

HQ Happenings

 

In response to COVID-19, Geocaching HQ is extending the dates for certain activities. HQ will monitor changes over the next few months to see if further adjustments are needed. 
  • Adventure Labs: The deadline for creators to make their Adventure Labs go public has been extended to August 31, 2020
  • Virtual Rewards 2.0: The deadline for all unpublished Virtual Rewards 2.0 Caches to be submitted for publication has been extended to December 31, 2020
  • Cache In Trash Out® Season 1: CITO Season 1 has been extended through August 31, 2020

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5 hours ago, Bear and Ragged said:

 

Logbook email:

 

HQ Happenings

 

In response to COVID-19, Geocaching HQ is extending the dates for certain activities. HQ will monitor changes over the next few months to see if further adjustments are needed. 
  • Adventure Labs: The deadline for creators to make their Adventure Labs go public has been extended to August 31, 2020
  • Virtual Rewards 2.0: The deadline for all unpublished Virtual Rewards 2.0 Caches to be submitted for publication has been extended to December 31, 2020
  • Cache In Trash Out® Season 1: CITO Season 1 has been extended through August 31, 2020

Thanks, I don't know why it was so hard for me to locate!

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3 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

Thanks, I don't know why it was so hard for me to locate!

Also, all Community Celebration Events are extended until December 31st, 2021.

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June 1 is the new start date for the Memory Lane souvenir. This seems to be a long-term promotion.

Memory Lane

New dates: June 1, 2020 to January 3, 2021

We have moved our Memory Lane souvenir challenge from a start date of Monday, April 6 to Monday, June 1. We will continue to monitor the guidance for COVID-19, as well as community feedback as we get closer to June. Our goal is to have a promotion that is both fun and safe. As such, we will continue to make any adjustments as needed so that the promotion is as inclusive as possible.

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Does anyone know what happened with the monthly country souvenirs? Cancelled? Not planned to have more released?

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13 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

June 1 is the new start date for the Memory Lane souvenir. This seems to be a long-term promotion.

Memory Lane

New dates: June 1, 2020 to January 3, 2021

We have moved our Memory Lane souvenir challenge from a start date of Monday, April 6 to Monday, June 1. We will continue to monitor the guidance for COVID-19, as well as community feedback as we get closer to June. Our goal is to have a promotion that is both fun and safe. As such, we will continue to make any adjustments as needed so that the promotion is as inclusive as possible.

7 months promotion it's a new record. I wonder what will be required this time.

 

4 hours ago, terratin said:

Does anyone know what happened with the monthly country souvenirs? Cancelled? Not planned to have more released?

Good question but I hope not they still have 10 yrs worth of souvenirs at the pre-pandemic current pace.

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It looks to me like this souvenir promotion will again overlap with the last day of the year and the first day of next year.

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Posted (edited)

Yesterday was the third Wednesday of April, and again - just as in March - no new country souvenir?

 

Edit: Apparently there have been new souvenirs for Cambodia and the Dominican Republic. I must have missed the communication around them then... Great to see new country-souvenirs being released!

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10 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

Earth Day goes digital:

 

Souvenir updates

Hum Earth day is October 10th and 11th

 

The next souvenir planned is May 2nd for Blue Switch Day

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8 minutes ago, Lynx Humble said:

Hum Earth day is October 10th and 11th

 

The next souvenir planned is May 2nd for Blue Switch Day

I deleted it when I realized I made the mistake in assuming they were talking about the souvenir.

Earth Day is digital. It had nothing to do with a souvenir. So I deleted the post.

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5 hours ago, Lynx Humble said:

Hum Earth day is October 10th and 11th

 

The next souvenir planned is May 2nd for Blue Switch Day

Earth Day is April 22. 

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16 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

Earth Day is April 22. 

Yeah typo from my part I meant Earthcache day

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International Geocaching Day 2020

 

Every third Saturday in August we celebrate International Geocaching Day! Have you marked your calendar and planned a cache outing yet? By logging any cache type on August 15 or 16, you can earn the International Geocaching Day 2020 souvenir. Happy IGD 2020!

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I would really like to see more country souvenirs again. Sure, travelling is a problem at the moment but I doubt a souvenir makes anyone think: oh a Surinam souvenir! Lets book a flight right now.

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On 8/5/2020 at 3:37 AM, terratin said:

I would really like to see more country souvenirs again. Sure, travelling is a problem at the moment but I doubt a souvenir makes anyone think: oh a Surinam souvenir! Lets book a flight right now.

And since all country souvenirs are retroactive, the few geocachers that have previously found a geocache in Suriname would get one.  I wouldn't mind getting a souvenir for my finds in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe.

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Just a reminder that International EarthCache Day is coming soon:

October 10-11, 2020.

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International EarthCache Day 2020 Souvenir

 

New Souvenir: International EarthCache Day 2020!

How do you best prepare for an EarthCache outing? You planet!

Learn more about Earth and how it formed through history on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2020 in celebration of International EarthCache day! Earn the official  souvenir for completing your research and receiving your smiley. 

A whole weekend dedicated to conducting experiments live in the field, making observations and hypotheses, or learning about what once existed. Whether it’s dinosaur footprints, the rock face of a mountain, or the Grand Canyon all non-Premium EarthCaches will be available in the Geocaching® app.

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2 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

International EarthCache Day 2020 Souvenir

 

New Souvenir: International EarthCache Day 2020!

How do you best prepare for an EarthCache outing? You planet!

Learn more about Earth and how it formed through history on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, 2020 in celebration of International EarthCache day! Earn the official  souvenir for completing your research and receiving your smiley. 

A whole weekend dedicated to conducting experiments live in the field, making observations and hypotheses, or learning about what once existed. Whether it’s dinosaur footprints, the rock face of a mountain, or the Grand Canyon all non-Premium EarthCaches will be available in the Geocaching® app.

 

Gosh, you're fast!

*sigh* so I guess I might log yet another groundwater meter or something similar rubbish

Oh well...

 

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1 hour ago, Max and 99 said:

I am glad that there are so many new Earthcaches near me.

 

Well.. there's just no geology here, which makes it difficult to create EarthCaches.

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