Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Great Idea From The Geocaching Association Of Great Britian

A repost of an awesome idea sent out to some podcasters in the UK from the Geocaching Association Of Great Britain:

Hi guys,

We’d be really grateful if you could give this special event a plug in your next show.

At the Geocaching Association of Great Britain, we are always looking for ways to improve the caching experience for us all. Recently a fairly typical post on our facebook group, bemoaning the standard of swaps found in large caches gave way to a discussion about how we can improve the current situation. We know that the best way of influencing other people is by the behaviour we adopt and so for the weekend of the 6th and 7th December, we are happy to announce the very first GAGB SWAG weekend. The idea is simple. Go around the house, empty the kitchen drawers and all the little cupboards of things we can put into caches and deposit them in regular and large caches locally. Post on the cache page that you have done it and that way when the kids break up for the Christmas holidays, people will know which caches have had their contents refreshed and their kids can be delighted with what they find. We really don’t want to limit this to the UK either – if your listeners from all around the world want to get involved, so much the better!

And that’s it, it’s really that simple. A very small amount of effort to enrich the caching experience for somebody else. Perhaps we can grow it into a movement of people doing a little bit for the benefit of our amazing community.

And we’d love to see photos from all over of before and after the restock!

Many thanks,


Great idea, right?  I say we North American folks talk up the challenge and restock some geocaches next weekend, and show the (admittedly awesome) geocachers in Great Britain that we can be awesome too.

Is this a new Geocaching Christmas tradition. What say ye?

You can contact the GAGB via their website: