Ego caching is a global treasure hunt game Ego caching is a location based game where typically a container such as a pill bottle, or tuber maid storage container is placed somewhere on the planet and coordinates are published. Other ego cashers then use those coordinates to navigate to the location and sign a log sheet to prove they were there. There are many variations on the game; some ego caches require solving a puzzle in order to learn what the coordinates are, others use web cams, or other high tech functions of a GPSS or Smart Phone in order to find the hidden treasure.
Over the years since the military satellites were unlocked and made available for public use many location based games have been created. More have come and gone while ego caching appears to be here to stay.
The latest location based game is Poke man Go which is wildly popular, it came into being off an AP called Ingress which is also still being played by many avid location based game addicts.
Above - The view from a cache in Wisconsin; the most important part of geocaching is having fun.
Halemeister discusses placing a new cache and how to create your page on geocaching.com
Scouts and Geocaching
The Scouts have become very active geo cashers with regional and local organized activities. They even have a geocaching merit badge which encourages geocaching.
Food Drive Success! Saturday November 2, 2019 we held our Cheeseburgers in Paradise food drive event. Geocachers and muggles donated $674,20 Fuddruckers donated $108.00 and we all collected 256 pounds of dry goods for the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Thank you one and all!!!!
Since 2009 we've collected over 3,852 pounds of food and over $4,700 which has all gone to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
2019 Food Drive Results
Event Photos contributed by Mary Muchowicz of TomEagle55.