Well, we’ve reached February and seem to have been lacking in keeping up on the page 🙁 Our sincerest apologies. It’s been a wild few months with planning some big events and trying to attend meetings and get our group recognized. There are a few big items to let everyone know about including the Surrounded by Superheroes Geocoin Challenge in April during the Medford Comic Con event and then the second Discover Central Point Challenge in June. More details will be shared about those as they are finalized. We just wanted to touch base with everyone and know that we’re still here, still working hard, and still trying to do our best to bring you a fun Geocaching experience here in Southern Oregon!!
Returning for the second year, SocksAndAmanda are proud to bring the GIFF to the Rogue Valley!
We invite you all to come and join us in the Large Conference Room at the Jackson County Library, located at 205 S. Central Avenue in downtown Medford, Sunday November 5th, from 1:00-3:00pm. We’ll again be showing the films, this time on a much larger screen, and asking you to be the judges to see who is the winner. Bring a snack and a drink if you’d like, we will have our small popcorn machine there for some yummy movie treats! See you there!
It’s been a while since we last checked in so we wanted to touch base and fill you in on some upcoming events and fun things of interest!!
Saturday, October 28th from 2-5:30pm: The Amazing Graveyard Geocache Race. We are partnering with The Rushmore Society to put on a fun geocaching race that will take participants through some of the spookier areas of Ashland. More details can be found here: Amazing Graveyard Geocache Race
Saturday, November 4th: We are offering 2 different Introduction to Geocaching Classes! These classes are being put on at the Santo Center in Medford, 701 N Columbus Ave. Intro for Adults will be held from 10-11:30am while the Intro for Kids will be held from 1-2pm.
Sunday, November 5th from 1-3pm: International Geocaching Film Festival screening! We invite you all to come and join us in the Large Conference Room at the Jackson County Library, located at 205 S. Central Avenue in downtown Medford. Bring a snack and a drink if you’d like, we will have our small popcorn machine there for some yummy movie treats! See you there!
Come join us Saturday, August 19th in Lithia Park, Ashland, from 9-11 am as we celebrate International Geocaching Day! Come find us in the park and earn a new digital souvenir for your Geocaching profile! Feel free to bring along an international finger food to share with the group! For more information, click the link to the geocaching.com event page below. Hope to see you there!
Do you know someone that is curious to learn more about geocaching? Have them come join Socks and Amanda as we teach a Geocaching 101 class to people interested in learning more about the game we all love so much! We’ll be in Central Point, upstairs at the police station, from 1-3 pm going over the basics of the game and how new cachers can get involved and catch the caching-fever! Hope to see you there!
Roughly 40 people showed up Saturday, July 22nd, to help us all celebrate our UnBirthday and spend some time at the lake. We all came together around 11 a.m. and shared in a delicious Pot Luck lunch with yummy goodies galore. For dessert, there were cupcakes made in the design and colors of the Geocaching logo. We had cachers new and old show up to share their stories, adventures, and tales about caches they’ve found and some of their best practices. We also had a raffle in which we gave away some Geocoins, travel bugs, and some larger containers filled with goodies. All in all, the UnBirthday party 2017 was a huge success and we look forward to 2018!!
SOGeo’s summer event, “A Very Merry UnBirthday Bash-a-Palooza 2!” (GC75WT4) is just around the corner! We are going to be meeting at Picnic Shelter A out at beautiful Emigrant Lake on Saturday, July 22nd, from 11am until 2pm, or whenever we all decide to call it quits, for a big Pot Luck lunch with games, prizes, water fun, desserts, and much more!!
We would love to see you come out and spend the afternoon having fun and enjoying the day with fellow cachers and their families. This is an event open to everyone and all we ask is that you bring a side dish or something to contribute to the lunch. Socks and Amanda will be providing the burgers, hot dogs, and buns, as well as the cake to celebrate everyone’s UnBirthday! 😊
If you would like to come and have some fun with us, please RSVP on the cache page link and let us know the number of people coming so we can get an accurate head count. Thank you so much and we hope to see you this coming weekend!!
On Saturday, July 15th, we gathered with our pirate crew at the Wharf Seafood Market and Eatery to start the Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde summer adventure.
Turnout was amazing as we had roughly 30 crew members show up!! All those in attendance earned a new souvenir for their profile. It was great seeing some out of town guests show up. CherokeeSarah and happybobodog from Indiana joined us, as well as Floflower and Crowbar from Redding, CA.
We had a steady supply of the “regular” crew show up, as well as some cachers that hadn’t been an event before or who were still fairly new to geocaching. All in all, a great time was had and we enjoyed some delicious seafood.
Stay tuned for more information about the Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde as we start a different adventure each week!
Saturday, July 8th, from 1-3 pm, Socks and Amanda put on a geocaching class for the kids of Kasper – Kids After School Program of Education and Recreation in Brookings. We had a variety of younger kids from ages 5 to 13, as well as their parents/grandparents, come to learn more about geocaching. We spent about 45 minutes indoors with a presentation and then took everyone outside to find 6 caches that were hidden near the library where the class was held. The journey was fun and the kids were so excited each and every time they made the find! We absolutely had an amazing time and look forward to hearing more about how we can help in different communities with teaching about geocaching! A big thanks to Kasper – Kids After School Program of Education and Recreation!!!
Our meet and greet at Tom Pearce Park in Grants Pass to celebrate Canada Day was a wonderful success! 25 people showed up to share in some sweet treats and enjoy the beautiful weather. Thanks to all that came and made the event a fun time!!