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Many geocaching event caches that are sponsored by a local [[Geocaching Club]] will have [[geocaching recipes|food]], fun, and fraternizing. Friends and family are often invited to geocaching event caches, even if they do not participate in [[Geocaching]].  Thus, geocaching event caches are a great method to recruit new geocachers.
 
Many geocaching event caches that are sponsored by a local [[Geocaching Club]] will have [[geocaching recipes|food]], fun, and fraternizing. Friends and family are often invited to geocaching event caches, even if they do not participate in [[Geocaching]].  Thus, geocaching event caches are a great method to recruit new geocachers.
  
Often, event caches are located in an area with many [[Geocache]]s around. Sometimes, [[temporary cache]]s are set up for the geocaching event cache. An event cache itself can usually count towards a geocacher's [[find score]].
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Often, event caches are located in an area with many [[Geocache]]s around. Sometimes, [[temporary cache]]s are set up for the geocaching event cache.
  
 
The [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC389 first recorded geocaching get-together] (now known as an event cache) was held in Austin, Texas, on March 24, 2001. It was hosted by [http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=4298bb58-ce50-43c4-a252-1125bcf6cbdc Eoghan] and [http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=f694a7e9-606e-4afe-aac5-5e4083401315 Pumpkin Princess]. The "hide" date was set as the actual date of the event (which became standard practice) and the meeting location coordinates were used for the "cache coordinates". (Ref: [http://geocaching.gpsgames.org/history/ The History of Geocaching])
 
The [http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC389 first recorded geocaching get-together] (now known as an event cache) was held in Austin, Texas, on March 24, 2001. It was hosted by [http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=4298bb58-ce50-43c4-a252-1125bcf6cbdc Eoghan] and [http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=f694a7e9-606e-4afe-aac5-5e4083401315 Pumpkin Princess]. The "hide" date was set as the actual date of the event (which became standard practice) and the meeting location coordinates were used for the "cache coordinates". (Ref: [http://geocaching.gpsgames.org/history/ The History of Geocaching])
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In 2006, [[Groundspeak]] added support for [[mega event cache]]s, which is an event cache attended by at least 500 people.
 
In 2006, [[Groundspeak]] added support for [[mega event cache]]s, which is an event cache attended by at least 500 people.
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[[Geocacher]]s who attend an event cache can post a log and receive an event cache [[icon]].

Revision as of 22:39, 25 January 2007


An event cache marks the location, date, time, description, requirements, etc. of a geocaching event, which is an official gathering of geocachers. Geocaching events are great opportunities to meet other geocachers in your area.

Many geocaching event caches that are sponsored by a local Geocaching Club will have food, fun, and fraternizing. Friends and family are often invited to geocaching event caches, even if they do not participate in Geocaching. Thus, geocaching event caches are a great method to recruit new geocachers.

Often, event caches are located in an area with many Geocaches around. Sometimes, temporary caches are set up for the geocaching event cache.

The first recorded geocaching get-together (now known as an event cache) was held in Austin, Texas, on March 24, 2001. It was hosted by Eoghan and Pumpkin Princess. The "hide" date was set as the actual date of the event (which became standard practice) and the meeting location coordinates were used for the "cache coordinates". (Ref: The History of Geocaching)

CITO event caches are events held specifically to clean up an area.

In 2006, Groundspeak added support for mega event caches, which is an event cache attended by at least 500 people.

Geocachers who attend an event cache can post a log and receive an event cache icon.

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