Scavenger in Southie

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South Boston Scavenger Hunt – 2 Days Left!

Scavenger in Southie
The South Boston Scavenger Hunt is here. Finally. You have stretched your muscles looking for little orange men throughout Southie. You have worked on your game plans laboring through the WODs. You know your playbook backwards and forwards after using twitterfacebookflickr,pinterestyoutube, and foursquare to keep up with the Scavenger in Southie gang. After weeks of grueling preparation you can see the light at the end of the tunnel and you’ve seen the prize list. This is your chance to suit up and play in the big one on Labor Day Weekend 2012. It is game day. Time to Scavenger for real.

This is not just about getting one question right a day. This is about getting as many clues as possible in three hours. This is the Superbowl of Scavengers. This is where the true clue competitors, geographical geniuses, and detail detectives are discovered. So make sure you fill up on all of your omega-threes, your almonds and and acai berries. Go round up your friends from MENSA and your Phi Beta Kappa buddies, and especially those who grew up on L St. And get ready to get it on.

We will see you on Saturday, September 1st at VFW Post 6536 at 7 Ellery Street.

  • Registration starts at 9:30AM with a 10:30AM kickoff for the Adult Scavengers (15 years and older)
  • and at 10:30AM with a 11:30AM kickoff for Families (with children 14 years and younger).
  • You aren’t registered yet, but can register now online or at the event.
  • Both Family & Adult Routes will end at 1:30PM and Awards will be presented at 2:30PM.
  • There will be hotdogs at the Awards Presentation or you can buy food along the route.

Bring your:

  • Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Tennis shoes

Everyone is invited & we’re still accepting donations. Come ready to discover a little about Southie. Come ready to meet your neighbors. Come ready to…

Scavenger in Southie.
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#findmeinsouthie End of Summer Launch

#findmeinsouthie

With summer winding down and only ONE WEEK until the scavenger hunt on September 1st, we decided to do one more launch of the game #findmeinsouthie. So we woke up early on Saturday to play Santa and leave little orange men for you to find all over South Boston. There are about 250 this time, so if you keep an eye out you’re sure to find one.

Read Play #findmeinsouthie to get the scoop on how to find the little dudes in South Boston, MA and what to do when you find them!

Then, follow @DiscoverSouthie on twitter. We will be posting photos throughout the day to give you hints on where to go! Search the #findmeinsouthie hashtag to find where other people are finding our orange dudes. When you find them, take a photo of YOU with the little orange dudes, re-launch them, and tweet a photo or email them to scavengerinsouthie@gmail.com.

Want to play in a scavenger hunt in Southie on September 1st, 2012? Click Register to Play. See you there!
Scavenger in Southie is raising funds for local veterans and the VFW behind Andrew Square. Do you like our ideas or support vets? Donate here!


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#findmeinsouthie winners!

Here are photos of some recent #findmeinsouthie winners. I’ve emailed/tweeted you all with instructions to collect your prizes. Let me know when you do!

Here are the rules to win at #findmeinsouthie. We will be launching another round of little orange men before the hunt on September 1st, so keep an eye out! There were plenty from the last round that were not claimed, so still be on the lookout to play!

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New England Teens Orienteering


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Real World Scavenger Hunt – 5 Other Discovery Games or Games with Clues

Sherlock Holmes

Discover Your Community with 5 Outdoor Discovery Games. Credit – Getty Images.

Unleash your inner Sherlock Holmes or CSI investigator! Although Scavenger in Southie is a real-world scavenger hunt game held in South Boston on September 1, 2012, there are plenty of other ways for explore and discover things in your city or even while traveling. Here are 5 other games discovery games or games with clues that exist in the real world.

  • Letterboxing
  • Geocaching
  • Orienteering
  • Hash House Harriers
  • Book Crossing

Go explore your city! Many of these discovery games have teams here in New England, and I cover them all.  Read more after the jump.

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4 Scavenger Hunts around America

  1. Bostonians traveled the city in an Urban Bike Scavenger Hunt on Wheels – watch this guy do cartwheels in the middle of downtown!
  2. Where’s Waldo? – To celebrate the timeless book’s 25th Anniversary, booksellers are placing Waldo’s all around their towns. Return Waldo to the store for goodies! This is happening in all 50 states, so go find Waldo!
  3. Camp Ramah in New England holds a photo scavenger hunt for kids – adding goofy photos as “requirements” to your hunt adds sillyness and makes for fun memories
  4. Katrena’s American Flag Scavenger Hunt – As an educational game, this American flag scavenger hunt teaches flag etiquette and facts 
  • Example questions: Why is the flag flown at half mast? Another name for the American flag is “Old —–“

I wanna know, Did you play Where’s Waldo? when you were little? Do you play it now with your kids? What educational games for kids (or adults!) do you enjoy the most?


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Real World Scavenger Hunt – How to Create a Scavenger Hunt Gift that Keeps ‘Em Guessing

This guest blog post was submitted to me by Louene Waters, a paralegal in North Carolina and expert gift-giver.

Necessity is the mother of invention – a foolproof way to gift wrap a bike!

They say, “Necessity is the mother of invention…”

Trouble gift wrapping a bike?

Can you guess what present this is?

So, you have a large or oddly-shaped gift to wrap for a birthday, Christmas, or other occasion? Maybe you think your gift is a little boring (like the inevitable package of socks or undies) and needs some extra spice, or maybe the shape will give it completely away (like a bicycle – how do you wrap a bicycle?!). Or, maybe it’s the middle of the night before the “big day” and you are frantically wrapping gifts but have one or two items that just beg for something other than normal wrapping. Continue reading