What is GoGeocaching.com about?
Geocaching is a global treasure hunt game
Geocaching is a location based game where
typically a container such as a pill bottle, or
rubermaid storage container is placed somewhere
on the planet and coordinates are published. Other
geocachers 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 geocaches require solving a puzzle in
order to learn what the coordinates are, others use
web cams, or other high tech functions of a GPS 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 geocaching appears to
be here to stay.

The latest location based game is Pokemon Go
which is wildly popular, it came into being off an
app 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.
Cheeseburgers in Paradise - Food Drive
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GoGeocaching.com Featured Events:
December
2016
Free Hugs @ The Winter Solstice by Teddy Bear Greenback
December 21st 7-8pm in Hinsdale, IL

Friday Lunch Club's News Years Eve Lunch by FLCC
December 31st from 11am-2pm, Downers Grove, IL
January  
2017
Breakfast in the Blustery Burbs FLASH MOB by MJHolley
January 7th from 6:45-7:15am, Tinley Park, IL

Breakfast in the Blustery Burbs #13 by Greenback
January 7th from 7:30-9:00am in Tinley Park, IL


WARM UP in the Bustery Burbs by Kingevo
January 7th from 9-10pm in Tinely Park, IL
Cache Babies by emkaystar
Cache Babies is a series of articles highlighting the many aspects of
Geo-Caching for those folks who have just become part of the game.

In my opinion being a Cache Baby (NEW CACHER) requires a lot of
information about the different aspects of Geo-Caching.  And there is a
lot of it out there.  It's hard to decipher the good information from the bad.
So in this series I will do my best to inform and educate all Cache Babies,
young, old and anyone who needs a little help. Through the help and
advice provided to me from friendly cachers.
I expect that at some point you will Google things like “cache containers”
or “geo-caching” but before you head out, I do recommend that you first
look at the caches listed on your choice of websites, look for the easy
ones (GeoCaching.com is a great place to start, they highlight their
beginner caches in green). Then look at pictures to see what a cache
container could, or will look like. By familiarizing yourself with the
containers you make what you are looking for much easier to find. AND
by all means play around with your GPS or smart phone and the apps
of your choice BEFORE going into the field for the hunt. It is my
experience that not knowing how to work your gear can lead to
frustration and confusion and you will spend too much time trying to
figure out how to work all the buttons and not playing the game. With
that said Good luck to all, remember to have fun and always watch out
for MUGGLES! mk
--emkaystar took up the hobby in May
2013. She brings a unique
enthusiasm to the game and has
quickly become a regular participant
in the GoGeocaching group on
Facebook. You can read more by
emkaystar by visiting her
blog.
Scouts and Geocaching
The Scouts have become very active
geocachers with regional and local
organized activities. They even have a
Geocaching
merit badge which encourages
geocaching.
In 2014 Cheeseburgers in Paradise the
event was delayed until December when
we raised over 300# of non-parishable
food items, $215 from

GoGeocaching.com members plus
Fuddruckers donated more than $150
based on donations equivalent to 20% of
our food purchases.
Saturday July 23, 2016 we held our
Cheeseburgers in Paradise food drive
event. We'll have all the donations
weighed and corporate donations in
about a month, so check back to see
how we did. And
CLICK HERE for more
info about this event.