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…

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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 Mega Launch

The #findmeinsouthie Mega Launch

We just finished launching over 200 Southie Orange Army Men in Southie this morning! 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!

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#findmeinsouthie – What to do when you find an orange toy soldier in Southie

Scavenger in Southie LogoSo you found a meticulously spray painted toy soldier tagged “SCAVENGER IN SOUTHIE” somewhere in South Boston? Maybe it was a mailbox, on your bike tire, or on a window sill. Fantastic! You probably Googled it to find out what the heck it was and landed here!

My plan worked!

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Interested in Joining the Hunt?

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Hunt Day is near and we have plenty of mini events and other news lined up for you guys that we post to our other social media sites. We are on twitter, facebook, pinterest, flickr, and now foursquare! Check us out for other, exculsive information on each site that you might not find here.

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The War Zone at Home

Andrew Square VFW Post 6536

Andrew Square VFW Post 6536

Why more Vets are Dying in America than those Overseas

Paul Egan had his wedding reception in the hall at the Andrew Square VFW Post 6536 in South Boston, MA, while he was on leave from war in Vietnam. He’s seen hundreds of functions held there, from christenings, to birthdays, and at one time Boy and Girl Scout meetings. Hidden behind the Andrew Square T stop in an unassuming tan building, the VFW actually reminded me of rest stops in Kuwait on our way into and out of the Middle East.

Paul has been Quartermaster at the Andrew Square VFW since 2007. One of 14 children, three of his eight brothers went to Vietnam in 1969. By 1972, all four of the Egans had returned – something virtually unheard of.

“I can’t reach them…”

He has dealt with numerous demons himself, but Mr. Egan’s number one concern is that he “can’t reach the new guys. The new vets don’t want to go get help.” He’s talking about the new veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America organization has over 200,000 members, and the estimated actual numbers of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars hovers around 2 million. Who Mr. Egan is really talking about I think, though, are the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan here in South Boston.

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South Boston Vets Need Kudos, Pizzaz – Raising Funds

It all started with a Challenge

Are you “on the court” or “in the stands” in the game of life?

I took a challenge from my friend Jeneen Terrana (who is holding a fundraiser in NYC) to raise $50,000 for the VFWs on Ellery St. That’s why I’m holding Scavenger in Southie – to have fun and raise money for veterans!

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