Throwing A Geocaching Party – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 117

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Throwing A Geocaching Party – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 117

Streamed live on Jun 18, 2015

In tonight’s episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss many unique suggestions for throwing Geocaching Parties for kids of all ages.

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SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 117
June 13th, 2015 – WWFM12 The Great Thwacker Attack Flash Mob – HeadHardHat and the Headhardhatress’s event
http://coord.info/GC5VB5W

Viewer Feedback: Eric Lofgren, Nova Scotia Canada

Not all Benchmarks are survey markers on the ground under overgrown weeds! Some are spires like one of these spires atop Cleveland Tower. Kinda like a Virtual without the Smiley!
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LP9krDhBBSs/VXneuoyUjfI/AAAAAAAAKOs/fqO-b3LPOrA/w465-h620-no/Benchmark%2BKV5506%2BPrinceton%2B-%2BCleveland%2BHall%2BSpire1.jpg

Side Themes
Secret Agent – http://www.willowday.com/2012/03/secret-agent-birthday-party.html
Scavenger Hunt – hunt and find items or containers
Pirates – make your treasure chest geocache
Letterbox Party – Make a complete letterbox kit, make your own stamp, logbook for letterbox, personal logbook – everyone hide and then find/stamp.
At home or away (parks)
Picnic Area

Decorations
Fit to theme

Party Favors
Make your own swag bag
Swag Stuff
Pretty much any dollar store toy
Happy Meal toys – Ask your local fast food restaurant
Camp Adventure Favor Bag Idea – http://www.orientaltrading.com/camp-adventure-favor-bags-a2-13600452-12-1.fltr?Ntt=flashlight
Step 1: Print a map of your area and attach to the bag.
Step 2: Create a personalized message for your goody bag and attach to the bag.
Step 3: Fill your goody bag with your camp adventure products, party treats and/or candy. camp pencils, sticker scenes, binoculars, etc.
Step 4: Attach a flashlight or compass to the goody bag.
Make your own geocache

Food / Drink
Camoflauge Cupcakes – https://thecraftymamablog.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/camouflage-cupcakes-tutorial/
Camoflauge Cake Pops – http://littledelightscakes.com/943/
Compass Cupcakes – http://cupcakesoftheday.tumblr.com/post/5416783644/compass-cupcakes

GeoCake → Geocaching, party, food
http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1271492/geocaching-theme-cake
http://www.geocaching.com/blog/2012/01/geocaching-is-literally-a-piece-of-cake-sometimes/
Geocache Birthday Cake

Games / Activities
Make your own scratch off geocaching clues – http://artmind-etcetera.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-make-scratch-off-lottery-tickets.html
Pin the Antenna on Signal The Frog
Hand made swag
Rock Monsters – http://craftgawker.com/post/2012/08/06/36259/
Crafts For Teenage Girls – http://lbrummer.hubpages.com/hub/teenage-girl-crafts
Geobuddy paracord key chain – https://www.etsy.com/listing/109333619/geobuddy-paracord-key-chain-geocaching?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=key+chains&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=all
Peace Sign Bag Tag Craft Kit – http://www.orientaltrading.com/peace-sign-bag-tag-craft-kit-a2-48_6413-12-1.fltr?Ntt=peace+sign

Gifts
Geocaching License – Coins and Pins – http://www.coinsandpins.com/geocoins/assorted-geocoins/geocaching-license#.VYG0p1VViko
GPSr
Compass
Geocaching Bag filled with stuff
Geocaches (different types and sizes)

Ideas
Teenage Boy Birthday Ideas
http://spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com/blog/2013/06/party-central/geocaching-party-teenage-boy-birthday-ideas
Timed Geocache
Participants attempt to find as many caches as possible within a specified time limit. Caches contain a ticket or envelope to be taken by the players to verify their find. Divide teams up equally, according to ability, or develop a handicap system to allow older and younger teams to compete with highly experienced or athletic participants.
Hide and Seek
Participants provide their own cache containers, purchased or made, and hide them for the officials to find. Players are judged by their creativity in creating and hiding the cache. You can even make a fun activity out of creating and decorating your cache containers from items in nature and craft supplies. Award prizes for style and originality.
Puzzle Caches
Use your imagination to come up with games to keep players guessing and using their creativity. One example is to place items in caches that, when found, require participants to make something with the contents. Another idea might be to have players find envelopes containing trivia questions and coordinates for the next cache. Players receive points for questions answered correctly.
Other options include Multi-Stage searches, Letterbox Hybrid caches, Earthcaches, and Micro Caches.

Geocaching Parties for College Kids / Teens – http://youngadults.about.com/od/graduationtips/ss/A-Geocaching-Party-For-College-Kids-And-Teens.htm

Useful Websites
Oriental Trading – http://www.orientaltrading.com/

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Episode 116: Prize – GxProxy Grab Bag (Whistle, Tick Key and Wild Ones Butterfly) and GSRP Grab Bag

Congratulations To: Glenn Riser (Axeman22)

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Announcing the GSRP PATREON Give-A-Way Contest.
Prize: GeoSwag / OakCoins – Mega Thor Hammer
http://www.geoswag.com/new-releases/thorhammergw.html

Contest Starts THIS Week and runs until July 9th when we have the drawing.
One Entry Per Patron but can add entries through our paypal account. $1.00 equals one entry.
You Can Become A Patron Now To Qualify
http://geosnippits.com/win-thors-hammer-geocoin-contest/

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OUR GSRP Geocaching Poll Of The Week
Here are the results for this week:

When going on a long geocaching trip. What type of snacks do you keep in the car?
https://plus.google.com/+AndrewSmith/posts/ia6sDGPS822

Another poll next week – Find them on Google + – get us in your circles
HHH’s Profile – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewSmith/posts

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