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Announcing the October Featured Geocacher of the Month

This month’s featured Geocacher of the Month may be from down under, but his caches are out of this world. Congratulations to John, a.k.a. TeamAstro for being named October’s Featured Geocacher of the Month!

October Featured Geocacher of the Month, TeamAstro

TeamAstro is recognized for creating the Solar System series of caches in South Australia. This series of caches is the world’s largest scale model of the Solar System. He is famous for his creative hides and is the proud owner of the most ‘Favorited’ cache in South Australia. John is also an important part of the South Australian geocaching community, and is known for his friendliness and eagerness in helping out new cachers.

A geocacher casting a vote says, “TeamAstro has literally traveled the length and breadth of Australia with his cache hides, inspired others to look skywards with their caches, and is completely selfless in the way he conducts himself around other cachers…He just oozes inspiration… Team Astro is an absolute force behind the caching scene in Australia.”

TeamAstro will receive a collector’s edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com.

Thank you to the fellow October nominees and all those who supported them. The nominees not chosen as Featured Geocacher of the Month will receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here.

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The geocaching community is encouraged to re-nominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month. If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@groundspeak.comEvery nomination must meet the following requirements:

  • Your name, the name of your nominee, their username
  • A picture of the nominee
  • Description (200 or more words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month.
  • Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award

Nominations for the November Featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by the end of the day on Thursday, November 8th.

Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top three candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.

  • whbaisden

    Congratulations ! A very cool honor for sure !!! Keep up the cool caching :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/maik.decker.5 Maik Decker

    Congratulations ! ! !

  • TeamAstro

    Thanks to Latitude 47 and the Groundspeak Lackeys for the special honour. I’d also like to acknowledge Yowza-PA and firedog09us for their awesome contribution to the geocaching community. I have had a wonderful journey since I found my first geocache in the beautiful Flinders Ranges in South Australia, way back in 2002. Since then, I have visited some amazing places in my pursuit of geocaches, and met many people and made some fantastic friends in the geo-community. At this time, I’d like to rally our geofriends on the East coast of the United States and Canada to render whatever assistance they can after the terrible devastation of the Superstorm Sandy. Our thoughts are with our friends at this time. Clear skies, Astro/John.

  • AZClaimjumper

    IF I ever visit OZ, I’m definitely going to have some TeamAstro caches on my list.
    I’m AZClaimjumper in Phoenix Arizona…..Incidentally, I’m also a big fan of Mirusia Louwerse, a soprano soloist from Brisbane that toured with André for several years. Met her, talked with her twice, & got several grrreat photos of her


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