Scavenger in Southie

Literally finding 100 new reasons to love South Boston.


My name is Victoria and I am hosting a scavenger hunt in South Boston on September 1, 2012!

The Mustard House in Southie

Purpose: to have fun outside in South Boston

The purpose of Scavenger in Southie is to connect South Boston families and residents to their community while having fun outside and raising funds for a cause. South Boston is unique place – the streets are filled with families, young professionals, and timeless residents that all have their story of how they got here and what they love about Southie. In addition, historic landmarks, unique local businesses, and strong community organizations have really made this my favorite place I’ve ever lived.

I’m impressed by all of the patriotic flags hanging on every stoop, the beautiful war memorials, and the squares named after residents. I wanted to learn more about this great neighborhood I live in, and what better way than adding in a little competition with an outdoor scavenger hunt?

Who will have fun at Scavenger in Southie?

  • All Boston-area residents – families, teens, young adults, adventure lovers
  • South Boston businesses and community organizations
  • South Boston military veterans, their families, and those who support them
  • Boston-area military history aficionados

My personal goals for Scavenger in Southie

My goals for Scavenger in Southie:

  • 150 people participate in Scavenger in Southie and have a blast on Labor Day weekend!
  • The event will be entirely sponsored by South Boston businesses and residents
  • 100 t-shirts or other memorabilia of the event are sold
  • South Boston and our sponsors help raise $50,000 for the Andrew Square VFW Post 6536!

How to play:

  1. Find a friend and sign up!
  2. Create a fun team name.
  3. Show up at the VFW on September 1st, make a donation, and take our list of clues
  4. Gather as many points as possible while having fun outdoors
  5. Come back to the VFW when time’s up
  6. Relax & tell stories with new friends while we tally up the points
  7. Win prizes!
  8. Prize categories include: Best Team Name, Most Points Awarded, Best Costume. Categories available for Children & Adult Teams

Suggestions for interested players:

  • Families with young children play together. There may be a waiver for you to sign on Hunt Day.
  • Teams be no more than 4 or 5 people. Teams can be made up of businesses, church youth groups, friends, or families – whoever you want to explore South Boston with!
  • This event is FREE, but any and all proceeds will be benefiting veterans in South Boston. Bring a donation to play – the suggested donation is $5 per person.

Questions? Write them below or ask them here: Contact Us.


9 thoughts on “About

  1. I would like to be able to post photos of Southie that I like, can you make that happen?

  2. UPDATE: Check out the Pinterest page – for photos around Southie!

  3. From someone who has lived here all my life and have been very disappointed with the character of some of the newcomers–, what a breath of fresh air! Great Idea- Great Cause- WELCOME to Southie!

    • Hi Paul! Thank you. I am learning much more than I ever imagined in prepping for this scavenger hunt. All of these Southie facts & history – I love it. I hope some “regulars” will attend the hunt. I would appreciate the feedback and support! Or better yet, you tell me where the hunt should go?! What places do you show off to friends and visitors?

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