If you are an outdoor person or have taken part in group activities outdoors, you have probably had the chance to participate in a scavenger hunt. This game is usually fascinating, and the best part about it is that any person, no matter the age, can participate and enjoy it. If you have not done a scavenger hunt before you might be wondering how this activity unfolds.
Defining a Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is almost like a hide and seek game, only in this case, instead of people hiding the moderator hides items, then people look for them individually or as a group. Most of the time, it is usually a list of items and the winner is one who finds the most of them. In other cases, it takes the setting of a treasure hunt where everyone is looking for one item and the winner is the one who finds it and reports back to the starting point first.
Items Needed for a Scavenger Hunt
It could be anything depending on the event. For example, if the scavenger hunt is part of a baby reveal party, then the item to be found could be the thing that shows the gender of the child. In a kid’s birthday setting, items could be coins, a treasure box and so forth. These days, even businesses are holding scavenger hunts for marketing. In such cases, the item could be a coupon, a promotion card or a discount code.
But a scavenger hunt is not as easy as it sounds. The idea is to make these treasured items hard to find so the winner can conquer real challenges before they get the price. Puzzles and creative questions may be used to give clues but in a hidden manner. It is fun, adventurous and helps people exercise their problem-solving and creativity skills.