Welcome to the Belgian Geocoin Association (BGA)
BGA started as a non-profit organisation (vzw) founded in 2016 to provide the legal framework to organise the GeoCoinFest Europe 2017 in Aarschot (Belgium). When the management team evaluated what to do with BGA after this mega event with over 1400 attendees, they realized they could give shape to many more ideas to promote geocoins as a creative and enjoyable way to enhance the experience of the geocaching game.
Being a non-profit organisation at the time, some of these ideas focused on supporting people with disabilities playing the geocaching game. This project should have started early 2020, to join the celebration of 20 years of geocaching. The Covid-19 pandemic kept that project on hold.
Another project that started in 2019 focuses to reach much more people with a charity project known in Belgium as “Stop Colon Cancer“.
But obviously we aimed to support active and wannabe geocoin addicts with the production of Personal Geocoins with our project that started in 2018 when we created a common back side mold.
We were proud to contribute with our creative ideas and financial support to both several charity projects and obviously our geocoin addicts community.
The vzw was liquidated and, as of November 2020 on, we continued as a “de facto” association.
Luc De Haes – Chairman
Youry De Winter – Vice-Chairman