Centennial Geocaching Challenge

Centennial Coin

There are nontrackable Centennial Commemorative Coins still available for geocachers that complete the Centennial Geocaching Challenge. When these are gone the Challenge ends. Redeem your completed Challenge form at the Juanita Pohl Center in beautiful Tualatin Community Park, 8513 SW Tualatin Road, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Good luck! 


Centennial Geocaching Challenge

The Challenge will begin at the coordinates N 45° 23.141 W 122° 45.834 on August 3, 2013 at 9:00 am. These coordinates will bring you to the front door of the Community Services building in Community Park.  The event will be a social gathering for cachers who would like to have a meet and greet to know other cachers. It will give you a chance to ask any questions about the event. The geocaching forms will be handed out and the challenge will begin. The event coordinator, Bev Mills will on site will let you know where you can pick up your coin that day if you complete the challenge. If you complete the challenge after Saturday the coin can be picked up between 8:00am and 5:00pm at the Juanita Pohl Center.

What is Geocaching and how do I play?

It is typically called a treasure hunt, but for the sports hunter,  it's known as "Caching".  On August 3 at 9:00am either come to the challenge kick off event or log onto the geocaching website to find the coordinates of where each of the 10 caches are located in Tualatin. If you are not already a member of the geocaching website you will need to set up an account. Using a GPS enabled device, enter the geocaching coordinate and start your search. Once you find the cache you can write the secret code that is inside cache on your form and sign the log book. Once you have found all 10 caches and gathered all 10 secret codes you can submit your form to receive your special geocaching coin. Starting Monday, August 5 forms may be turned in at the Juanita Pohl Center (8513 SW Tualatin Rd) Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.  Supplies are limited so be sure to get started right away! Cache coordinates will not be published prior to 9:00am on August 3, 2013. Non-trackable coins are still available.

Purchase your own commemorative coin!

You can get your own piece of Tualatin History by purchasing a Centennial souvenir coin! Starting August 19, 2013 a limited number of coins (without the geocaching code on it) will be available for sale at various locations including the Juanita Pohl Center (located at 8513 SW Tualatin Rd.) Order your coin online /login?destination=node%2F17067, price includes shipping and handling.