Geocaching Event In Orange City Saturday

Date posted - June 23, 2016

Orange City, Iowa —  Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach – Sioux County, in collaboration with the Sioux County Geocaching Club and Sioux County Soil and Water Conservation Board, invite area residents to take part in a CITO (Cache In Trash Out) Geocaching event on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Cheryl Buntsma, founder of the Sioux County Geocaching Club, said she has been geocaching since the inception of the hobby in 2000, and she tells us what geocaching is.

Buntsma says you can take your own cache along with you and then if you want, you can leave your cache and take one of the caches at that spot — basically make a trade. She says you need to sign the log at the location to prove you were there.

She says that a pre-event workshop will be hosted at 8:00 AM for those who are new to geocaching or those who simply need to brush up on their skills.

She says since the hobby was started on older handheld GPS units, they like to teach people how to use them before they get started using the smartphone app.

Boy Scouts who attend this workshop will be able to work on attaining their geocaching merit badge. The actual CITO Geocaching event will begin at the Orange City Pool House Shelter at 9:30 AM The event will culminate with a potluck luncheon at 12:30 PM.

The location of approximately 25 new caches will be released during the CITO Geocaching event, and those attending will receive the location of the new caches in the area.

Buntsma says that transportation and appropriate clothing for being in the woods are highly recommended, and any participants under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be GPS units available to borrow for the day; however, participants will need to bring a form of identification in order to borrow one.

All participants are encouraged to bring a food item to share at the potluck luncheon.

The event is made possible through a Sioux County Conservation mini grant.

Pre-registration for the event is required. Register on GC Code: GC6H4N2 or For more information, contact the Sioux County Extension Office at 712-737-4230 or

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