Scavenger in Southie

Literally finding 100 new reasons to love South Boston.

2012 Scavenger in Southie Results & Winners

How were we found?

Some people say social media isn’t useful to business or only encourages people to stay on their computers. I tried out using several social media platforms for this event, and here’s what the people who participated in the real world scavenger hunt had to say.
  • The Vultures found us through twitter.
  • Team Lola found us through Boston.com’s event calendar.
  • Sully’s Snapper Dogs found us through #findmeinsouthie.
  • Mac Attack & Old School Southie found us through a friend.
  • Hunt Baby Hunt found us through flickr, then facebook, then Caught in Southie.
  • Buckeyes found us by googling “Boston Events”.
  • Planet Southie found us through an email I sent out!

What other results can we point to? As of 9/4/2012…

  • We raised ~$1,800 cash and ~$200 via paypal in donations to the VFW.
  • Our website had over 2,000 visitors from 26 countries in a 60 day period. Here are the current stats.
  • Our facebook page had 67 likes.
  • Our twitter feed had 61 followers.
  • Our flickr photostream had over 100 views.
  • Our youtube video had 66 views.
  • Lastly, when googling “boston scavenger hunts” on 9/4/2012, Scavenger in Southie ranked #2 – just behind Watson Adventures and in front of Boston Adventures, Stray Boots, and Cashunt. In fact, two other sub-pages of Scavenger in Southie also ranked #9 & #11, and our photos dominated all of the first 12 slots in the images section.

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And all with a budget of $150. The most expensive things we bought were printouts of flyers to hand out “the old fashioned way” and not a single person who participated in the event mentioned flyers or any of the events where we sat at a table and had flyers. We were able to find several volunteers through in-person events or connections, however, and it was a great way for us to find out more about our community. Did I meet my goals? I’d say yes!

Now, here are the 2012 Winners!

Category Winner Prize
Best Team Name (Adult) Hunt Baby Hunt Rosa Mexicano Boston$75 Gift Card to Rosa Mexicano
Best Team Name (Family) Sully’s Snapper Dogs Rosa Mexicano Boston$75 Gift Card to Rosa Mexicano
Best Costume Old School Southie

Sams

Brunch for 4 at Sam’s

Most Points (Adult) Vultures Temazcal Cantina

$100 Gift Card to Temazcal

2nd Place (Adult) Lola Local 149 - A neighborhood joint$25 Gift Card to Local 149
Most Points (Family) Old School Southie Salvatore's Seaport$100 Gift Card to Salvatore’s
2nd Place (Family) Mac Attack Local 149 - A neighborhood joint$25 Gift Card to Local 149
Most Points via Social Media Vultures The Daily Catch Seaport

$100 Gift Card to the Daily Catch

2nd Place via Social Media Lola Local 149 - A neighborhood joint$25 Gift Card to Local 149
Most Points via Social Media Sully’s Snapper Dogs

Sams

Brunch for 4 at Sam’s

2nd Place via Social Media Buckeyes Local 149 - A neighborhood joint$25 Gift Card from Local 149
Best Photo

3 Generations in a Pyramid

Sully’s Snapper Dogs

Original Work by Evan Gildersleeve

2nd Place Photo

He’s the Puck!

Hunt Baby Hunt

$25 to Habit
Youngest Scavenger

Planet Southie (4 mo.)

$20 to Karen’s Boutique

$20 to Karen’s Boutique

On Foot Troopers

Danny O’Connor Apparel

$25 to Kudeta

Crossfit Southie Gym Membership

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