You Might Be a Geocacher If… (part 3)

You might be a Social Butterfly if…

Introducing the next challenge in our four month series “You might be a geocacher if…” From October 29 at noon UTC through December 3 at noon UTC, use the Friend League to individually earn points towards the “Social Butterfly” souvenir. Keep reading to learn November’s challenge below!

In November, you might be a Social Butterfly if…

You walk the walk and talk the talk—as in you like to go to events! You are fully immersed in the geocaching community and Event Caches are totally your thing. You love meeting all of your fellow geocachers and have a knack for helping newbies fall in love with the game!

To earn the Social Butterfly souvenir, earn 70 points individually on your Friend League starting October 29 at noon UTC through December 3 at noon UTC. This month earn higher points for attending Event Caches!

The scoring*:

Action Point value
Log a Found it on any geocache 5
Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points 10
Attend any event 15
Drop off trackable 1

Earn 15 points for attending any regular Event Cache, GIFF Event, CITO Event, Mega or Giga-Event! There are no extra points for Difficulty/Terrain ratings this month.

*The Friend League will not reflect this scoring until Monday, October 29 at noon UTC.

FAQ:

How do I play?

Find different geocache types to individually collect 70 points on the Friend League between Monday, October 29 at noon UTC and Monday, December 3 at noon UTC and earn the Social Butterfly souvenir.

How can I earn points?

If you log a cache, attend an event, or perform other geocaching actions, you collect points.

Action Point value
Log a Found it on any geocache 5
Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points 10
Attend any event 15
Drop off trackable 1

 

*The max number of points you can earn for any find log is 15 points by attending any Event Cache.

What is the Friend League?

The Friend League is a leaderboard that shows you and your friends’ geocaching activity. Earn points when you log a cache, attend an event, or complete other geocaching tasks. The number of points vary depending on the task at hand.

The Friend League displays the total points you individually collect during the month. You can also see how many points your friends have earned. After October 29, the Friend League will reset to zero on Monday, December 3 at noon UTC when the next souvenir challenge will begin.

Can I join at anytime?

Of course! Join anytime between October 29 through December 3 and earn 70 points individually on your Friend League and earn the Social Butterfly souvenir.

Where can I see my souvenirs?

As soon as you collect a certain number of points, the associated souvenir will automatically be awarded to your profile. The souvenirs appear on your profile under the souvenir tab.

Is the Friend League in the Geocaching® app?

The Friend League is not in the Geocaching® app but can be viewed in your phone’s web browser.

My Friend League points aren’t correct. Help!

  1. If you change a NoteDNF, or other log type to a Found it log, it will not be recognized on the Friend League.
  2. You may have found and logged a Lab Cache. At this time, the Friend League does not award points for finding Lab Caches.
  3. You logged on Monday, October 29 before noon UTC (convert to your local time here). We suggest that you wait to log until AFTER Monday noon UTC – which in some places like New Zealand is Tuesday at midnight – to log your geocaches. Otherwise the points will count towards the October challenge and not the November challenge.
  4. You saved a Draft on a Monday, October 29 before noon UTC (convert to your local time here).

If you have already posted your logs, select “View / Edit Log / Images”, then click the pen icon and “Submit Log Entry” on the website. Your logs should now be counted towards your total.

What does UTC stand for?

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time today. It is the time standard (not a time zone) commonly used across the world. You can convert UTC to your local time here.

Do I get points for attending a CITO, Mega or Giga-Event?

Yes. Attending any event earns you 15 points. Plus, the Geocaching International Film Fest runs November 8 through 12. Attending one of these events will earn you 15 points!

Get Ready for International EarthCache Day!

International EarthCache celebration for 2018

International EarthCache celebration for 2018

Get ready to rock — International EarthCache celebration rolls during October. On Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14, 2018, earn a new souvenir by getting outside, finding and then logging an EarthCache!

EarthCaches don’t have physical containers, but instead, bring you to a unique location and teach you a geological science lesson. Check out these ten stunning EarthCaches from around the world for inspiration.

During the International EarthCache Day celebration, this special geocache type will be available to all members in the Geocaching® app.* The app makes finding and logging EarthCaches easy. Just send your answers to the geocache owner via Message Center!

*Excludes specifically designated Premium member EarthCaches.

Watch the Trailer for GIFF 2018!

Watch the trailer for GIFF 2018

There are now 345 GIFF (Geocaching International Film Festival) Events (and counting!) in 36 countries featuring 16 films. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll earn a smiley, and the GIFF 2018 souvenir!

GIFF 2018 is November 8 – 12, 2018. Are you ready? Find a GIFF event near you and log your Will Attend! No events nearby? Try hosting! Just be sure to submit your events by October 25, 2018 so it has time to be published on Geocaching.com!

Now, back to the sneak preview…