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SAVE THE DATE! 2024 NoVAGO Spring Picnic & Awards

Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization invites you to join our spring picnic. In addition to eating burgers, hot dogs, and potluck sides, there will lots of opportunities to meet nice folks and trade geocaching stories. The award winners for the 2023 Best of NoVAGO will be announced at the picnic as well.  Where: Chet Hobert Park, 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville – Rotary ShelterWhen: Sunday, May 19, 2022, 11:00 am – 2:00 pmPlease RSVP on the Event Page. 


Nominees for NOVAGO’s 2023 Geocache Awards

Nominees for NOVAGO’s 2023 Geocache Awards Thanks to all those who took the time to send in nominations. While not all nominations were able to make the final cut, we were impressed with every suggestion. The hardworking awards committee have compiled the caches on this list from the very best of 2023. We invite all geocachers to go out and find as many of these wonderful caches as possible. For a geocaching friendly list, CLICK HERE. Click Here to Vote (link will be active April 1-15) Voting is scheduled to be open for ALL categories April 1-15, 2024. Winners will … Continue reading

2023 Cache Award Nominations are now OPEN

Each year NoVAGO honors some of the best caches that were placed in Northern Virginia. Cache nominations and awards are a chance for you to recognize the efforts of fellow NoVAGO cachers who have placed hides that you have enjoyed.  Help recognize the great caches and the people who placed them by nominating your favorites for the 2023 NoVAGO Cache Awards! Categories have changed since last year. It is strongly recommended that you review the award categories BEFORE heading to the nomination form.  Full description of award categories can be found at Award Categories – Updates for 2024 The link … Continue reading

Meet the New Board & Thank 2023! Event

Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization is pleased to announce the 2024 board of officers and directors. PRESIDENT – ThompsonKickers VICE PRESIDENT – RufnRedy SECRETARY – TrexM8s TREASURER – freddiecrs PUPLIC RELATIONS – hrothroc DIRECTORS – (determined upon vote of first board meeting) Every year, we host an event to let you meet our new officers (most of them will be there.) We also use this gathering to thank our outgoing board members and directors, as well as volunteers who have helped make NoVAGO great in the previous year. If you’ve hosted an event in the Northern Virginia area in 2023, we … Continue reading

Voting Open for 2024 NoVAGO Officers

VOTING OPEN FOR 2024 NoVAGO Officers Last month we asked our membership to nominate volunteers to fill the officer positions for the 2024 board. You can read that article with the job descriptions by CLICKING HERE. You can also find a link to our By-Laws here. Thanks go out to our board members who are returning in one way or another for 2024. The following candidates will be automatically sworn into office on the first of January: Dave P. (rufnredy) for Vice President, Monica L. (TrexM8s) for Secretary, Freddie C. (freddiecrs) for Treasurer, and Heather C (hrothroc) for Public Relations. … Continue reading

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Happy 123sDay Trackable

To help you celebrate this New Year’s Eve and its doubly cool date – 12/31/23, NoVAGO and MGS are pursuing a joint fundraiser for area cachers. The two groups are working with Oakcoins/GeoSwag to produce three customized versions of the World Wide Group Project Happy 123sDay trackable (https://geoswag.com/product/123123-world-wide-group-project/). The MGS version will feature colors from the Maryland state flag. In the NoVAGO version, the trackable will highlight the blues and greens of the great Virginia outdoors. There will also be an American version featuring red, white and blue. These fundraisers will only be available through MGS and NoVAGO. You can purchase one trackable for $15, two trackables … Continue reading


Accepting Nominations for 2024 NoVAGO Officers

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN! All the events and activities you enjoy throughout the year are the result of a very dedicated team, also known as your board! Nominations for the following NoVAGO Officer positions are now being accepted through November 30: PresidentVice PresidentSecretaryTreasurerPublic Relations The terms for these positions start January 1, 2024 and last for the full year. Directors will be selected by the Officers during the first part of 2024 to serve during the year. You can (and should) check out the job descriptions below to see what is involved. You can find the official descriptions in the NoVAGO … Continue reading

2023 NoVAGO Fall Picnic & Auction

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All are invited to the 2023 NoVAGO Fall Picnic! Our fall picnic is an annual event hosted by the board members of the Northern Virginia Geocaching Organization. We will have grills going and will provide hot dogs and hamburgers and members will bring their favorite potluck-style sides to share. Please log your “Will Attend” on the official event page at least a few days before so that we know how much meats to purchase. In your log, you might want to mention what food you are bringing, just so we don’t end up with two dozen types of potato salad. … Continue reading

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NoVAGO Board Appoints Members to Officer Nomination & Elections Committee

At the July board meeting, officers voted to activate a committee charged with gathering nominations for the 2024 slate of officers. This committee will also manage the election. We would like to thank Michael Schwandt (aka schwandt) and Jesse Chou (aka MrPsyduck) for volunteering for to be on this committee and for taking on this task. If these names sound familiar, it is because they were also the dynamic duo who ran our 2023 cache awards. If you are interested in being a part of NoVAGO’s future and are considering a run for office, please reach out to a current … Continue reading


2022 Special Volunteer Recognition 

Each spring, NoVAGO recognizes outstanding caches and cachers for their contributions to our game during the previous year. Included in those honors is recognition of the Volunteer of the Year. This year, the Officers and Board of Directors have voted to add a Special Volunteer Recognition. The organization will select a separate Volunteer of the Year from the finalists nominated by the membership. NoVAGO is pleased to announce the 2022 Special Volunteer Recognition for Serrabou and Zippy Finn. These two special members volunteered their time and talents for the 2022 NoVAGO-sponsored NoVAGO U. cache series. They went above and beyond … Continue reading