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You might be a Caching Connoisseur if…

Introducing the next challenge in our four month series “You might be a geocacher if…” From October 1 at noon UTC through October 29 at noon UTC, use the Friend League to individually earn points towards the “Caching Connoisseur” souvenir. Keep reading to learn October’s challenge below!

In October, you might be a Caching Connoisseur if…

There are no LPC (lamp-post caches), guardrails, or PnG’s (Park and Grabs) for you! You’re all about creativity, the higher the Favorite points the better, and like a fine wine these quality caches have stood the test of time.

To earn the Caching Connoisseur souvenir, earn 60 points individually on your Friend League beginning Monday, October 1 at noon UTC and ending at noon UTC Monday, October 29. During this time, earn higher points for finding geocaches with 10 or more Favorite points! A true connoisseur could achieve this score by finding four great caches. How many will it take you?

The scoring*:

Found a geocache with less than 10 Favorite points: 5
Found a geocache with 10+ Favorite points: 15
Attended Event: 5
Drop Trackable: 1

For example, if you log a geocache with over 10 Favorite points you will earn 15 points for logging the find, giving you a total of 15 points on your Friend League! There are no extra points for Difficulty/Terrain ratings this month.

*The Friend League will not reflect this scoring until Monday, October 1 at noon UTC.

FAQ:

How do I play?

Find different geocache types to individually collect 60 points on the Friend League between Monday, October 1 at noon UTC and Monday, October 29 at noon UTC and earn the Caching Connoisseur souvenir.

How can I earn points?

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

ActionPoint value
Log a Found it on any geocache5
Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points15
Attend any event5
Drop off trackable1

 

*The max number of points you can earn for any find log is 15 points by finding a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points.

For example, if you log a geocache with over 10 Favorite points you will earn 15 points for logging the find, giving you a total of 15 points on your Friend League! There are no extra points for Difficulty/Terrain ratings this month.

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 1, the Friend League will reset to zero on Monday, October 29 at noon UTC when the next souvenir challenge will begin.

Can I join at anytime?

Of course! Join anytime between October 1 through October 29 and earn 60 points individually on your Friend League and earn the Caching Connoisseur 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 1 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 September challenge and not the October challenge.
  4. You saved a Draft on a Monday, October 1 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 five points.

Still have a question?

Having trouble logging your finds? Have a question about scoring? The best way to get answers quickly is to write to us using this form. Thanks and good luck!


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