You might be a Trackable Lover if…

Introducing the next challenge in our four month series “You might be a geocacher if…” From December 3 at noon UTC through December 31 at noon UTC, use the Friend League to individually earn points towards the “Trackable Lover” souvenir. Keep reading to learn December’s challenge below!

In December, you might be a Trackable Lover if…

You’re all about getting those digits; you can’t see a tracking code and not log it! You own several trackable t-shirts, bring your whole (very organized) collection to every event you attend, and take the extra moment to look up the trackable’s mission.

To earn the Trackable Lover souvenir, earn 80 points individually on your Friend League starting December 3 at noon UTC through December 31 at noon UTC. This month earn higher points for activating trackables!

The scoring*:

Action Point value
Log a Found it on any geocache 5
Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points 7
Attend any event 5
Activate trackable 10
Drop off trackable you do not own 5

Earn 10 points for activating any trackable! Plus, earn 5 points for dropping any trackable you do not own in a geocache. Please note, this is an update to the current scoring where you could earn points for dropping any trackable. With the updated scoring, you will only earn points on the Friend League for dropping trackables you do not own.

*The Friend League will not reflect this scoring until Monday, December 3 at noon UTC.

FAQ:

How do I play?

Find different geocache types, activate, or drop trackables to individually collect 80 points on the Friend League between Monday, December 3 at noon UTC and Monday, December 31 at noon UTC and earn the Trackable Lover souvenir.

How can I earn points?

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

Action Point value
Log a Found it on any geocache 5
Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points 7
Attend any event 5
Activate trackable 10
Drop off trackable you do not own 5

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. The Friend League will reset to zero on Monday, December 31 at noon UTC and will resume weekly refreshes.

Can I join at anytime?

Of course! Join anytime between December 3 through December 31 and earn 80 points individually on your Friend League and earn the Trackable Lover 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 Note, DNF, 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, December 3 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 November challenge and not the December challenge.
  4. You saved a Draft on a Monday, December 3 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 5 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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