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GAGB CITO Week 2021

Since 2013, the GAGB has encouraged the organisation of Cache In Trash Out (CITO) events every September. This initially began as a CITO Weekend to celebrate the GAGB's tenth anniversary, and eventually evolved into a full week of CITO events from September 2019. More than 80 events have been held over the years, amassing over 1,000 'Attended' logs. You can read more about past GAGB CITO events here.

The GAGB CITO Week will run from Saturday 18th September 2021 to Sunday 26th September 2021, subject to government restrictions and guidelines. That's nine full days. We invite all our members to organise a CITO for these dates.

CITO Week 2021

This year, two GAGB profile badges are up for grabs - one for organisers, and another for attendees. In addition, our CITO Week falls within Geocaching.com's own CITO souvenir season, which runs between 1st September until the 30th November. So, by organising your GAGB CITO for September 18th - 26th, you and your attendees will gain a souvenir for your profiles, as well as giving something back to the environment and being part of what we hope will be the biggest GAGB CITO promotion so far.

It is best to start organising your GAGB CITO event as early as possible. Please name your event as follows:
GAGB 2021: {pick a name for your event}.

It is not as difficult or challenging as you may think to organise a CITO event. Check out this article for advice. If you need any help whatsoever, just contact the GAGB committee - we're more than happy to help. More information will follow in our News Articles and on social media nearer the time (#GAGB2021).

How to Organise a CITO

Here are some tips to help you organise your own CITO Event.

If you want to work out who owns or manages the land where you want to hold a CITO, you can:

Here is a sample letter to send to rangers or organisations to help get you started (there is a small chance that the dates might change due to COVID-19 - see section further below):


Creating the GAGB CITO Event Page

Please refer to the GAGB Logo Usage Policy before adding the code to your cache pages.

Instructions:

Please create your event as follows (remember that the dates are subject to change).

  1. Log in and select 'Hide a geocache' then 'Create a new Event Cache'
  2. Select 'Cache In Trash Out Event' then enter and confirm your coordinates
  3. In the 'Event Name' box enter GAGB 2021: {pick a name for your event}
  4. Enter your 'Event Date', 'Start Time' and 'End Time' in the boxes
  5. Select your 'Location'
  6. Scroll to the 'Event Description' text box
  7. 'Select' the source button button to say that the 'description is in HTML'
  8. From the samples below, press the 'Copy' button to copy the code.
    The HTML code below can be copied and pasted into the 'Event Description' box. The system will automatically render the text properly and clicking the link will take people to the GAGB website. Make sure that you select 'Source'
  9. Then 'Paste' the code into the text box.
    Tip: hold down the <CTRL> key and press <V> on your keyboard to paste the text.
  10. Remember to put your location date, time, address and description over the {} text
  11. Click 'Save & preview' button at the bottom.
  12. Now check to see that your CITO geocache page looks OK.

Copy this code into the Event Description:

You will see:

GAGB 2021 CITO Weekend


This is just one of the many events to be be held across the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands as part of the GAGB CITO Week.


GAGB Logo

Saturday 18th September until Sunday 26th September {START TIME to END TIME}

{EVENT LOCATION}
{EVENT ADDRESS}
{EVENT ADDRESS}

{DESCRIBE YOUR CITO EVENT}


The GAGB
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The Geocaching Association of Great Britain (GAGB). The Association was established in 2003 to provide a national geocaching organisation and serve as a UK point of contact for geocachers, landowners, the media and others with an interest in geocaching.

As part of its 10th anniversary, it was decided to hold a CITO weekend in September which has now become an annual event. This later evolved into a full CITO Week, with the first one being held in September 2019. It would be great to see more of these icons pop up across the country and for other members to hold their own events where it is not feasible to attend one that a committee member has organised.

There is a lot more information about what we do, including the landowner database, comprehensive event listings and Seeker e-magazine at www.gagb.org.uk. If you would like to get involved follow the link and find our contact details.

The GAGB are encouraging everyone to organise CITO events this weekend, in part to pay-back for what we hope will have been a great summer of caching, and also to make things more pleasant for future cachers. If this CITO is the nearest one to you, please come along!

More information could well be announced, so either keep watch on the listing or log your 'Will Attend' to make sure you receive the announcement logs.

GAGB CITO Week and COVID-19

The GAGB committee strongly believe that the CITO Week will be able to take place. However, if CITO events are still not being published by reviewers (due to government restrictions) as we approach September, it is likely that 2021's GAGB CITO Week will be postponed, or even cancelled. Any such announcement would be made as early as possible, to give you enough time to reschedule or cancel your GAGB CITO. The GAGB committee will only go down this route if it's absolutely necessary.

If, as we expect, GAGB CITOs can indeed go ahead, you may want to think about possible safety measures, rules or considerations due to COVID-19, so that your event complies with any restrictions in place at the time. Otherwise, these would be optional.

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