Souvenirs

What are Geocaching Souvenirs? Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that can be collected and displayed on your profile. They are generally awarded for caching in a particular location, on a particular date, or for one of Geocaching HQ’s souvenir challenges like the current Signal’s Labyrinth challenge.

Some souvenirs are awarded for logging a particular cache type during a specific time period. For example, you may earn a souvenir for attending or hosting a Geocaching International Film Festival event during GIFF week.

2023 Souvenirs Available in UK

Here is a list of current and forthcoming souvenirs available in the UK.

2023 Hider Souvenir

2023 Hider Souvenir is available from 1st January to 31st December 2023, to qualify either place a cache or hosted an event that is published is 2023.

Signal’s Labyrinth The current Castle Maze challenge that started on 5th December 2022 runs to 6th February 2023. Like the other maze challenges there are 2 souvenirs available, you must collect 50 points to earn the first souvenir and 500 points to earn the second souvenir.

Each labyrinth in Signal’s Labyrinth challenge has different point values for finding geocaches, Adventures, and bonus items. In the Castle Maze attending an event is worth maximum 35 points, with lanterns being the bonus item earning an extra 50 points. Like previous mazes these are awarded randomly. The maximum number of points you can earn for any cache log is 85 points.

Found an Adventure Lab Cache (Adventure Location)10
Attended an Event35
Found a Mystery Cache30
Found a Multi-Cache30
Found a Letterbox Hybrid25
Found a cache with 10+ Favorite points20
Found a Signal’s Labyrinth item50
Found it*15

*Log a Found it on any other cache type

The final Labyrinth Challenge starts on 6th February 2023 and runs to 3rd April 2023. Details and point scoring yet to be announced.

Signal’s Labyrinth Challenge, The Dragon’s Lair

Monday 6th February the beginning of the final labyrinth in this challenge, The Dragon’s Lair. Like the other maze challenges there are 2 souvenirs available, you must collect 50 points to earn the first souvenir and 500 points to earn the second souvenir.

Each labyrinth in Signal’s Labyrinth challenge has different point values for finding geocaches, Adventures, and bonus items. In the Dragon’s Lair finding a multi cache is worth the maximum 35 points, with the bonus item, hams, earning an extra 50 points. For some reason Geocaching HQ believe a dragons favourite food is ham! Like previous mazes the bonuses are awarded randomly. The maximum number of points you can earn for any cache log is 85 points.

Found an Adventure Lab Cache (Adventure Location)10
Found a Multi-Cache35
Found a Mystery Cache30
Attended an Event25
Found a cache with 10+ Favorite points20
Found a Signal’s Labyrinth item50
Found it*15

*Log a Found it on any other cache type

This challenge runs until Monday 3rd April 2023. If you’ve earned all 12 available Signal’s Labyrinth souvenirs from each of the 6 labyrinths, you will be awarded the “You brought Signal back to HQ” souvenir.

Diary Dates

Geocaching HQ has confirmed the following souvenir dates:

CITO (Cache In Trash Out) Season 1 starts on Wednesday 1st March and runs to Wednesday 31st May.
Blue Switch Day is available from Monday 1st May to Wednesday 3rd May.
International Geocaching Day is available on Saturday 19th August.
CITO (Cache In Trash Out) Season 2 starts on Friday 1st September and runs to Thursday 30th November.
International EarthCache Day is available over the weekend 7th/8th October.
GIFF (Geocaching Film Festival) starts 9th November and runs to 19th November.
Goodbye 2023 is available from Sunday 24th December to Sunday 31st December.

Mega Event Souvenirs in UK

By attending a Mega events you will earn a souvenir, we have 3 Mega Events planned for 2023 in the UK.

GC9MAXX London Calling 2023 Mega Event 11am-4pm Saturday, April 29, 2023

GCA2BBR Piratemania 15 Pirates Royalists & Roundheads Mega Event 10am-10pm 29th July, 2023

GC9V5J3 Milton Keynes UK Mega 2023 Mega Event 10am-4pm Saturday 5th August. 2023