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Team Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a favorite activity amongst many people, both young and old. But it can be difficult to put together a small scavenger hunt, much less one that is meant to be enjoyed by dozens of people. This can lead to many complications, but you can save yourself some trouble if you plan things out as a team scavenger hunt from the start.



While it might initially sound even more difficult to add in the task of organizing people into teams, you will find that the existence of the teams is more than worth the time and effort that you’ll put into creating them.

Team Scavenger hunt


The Argument for a Team Scavenger Hunt


Making your event a group based scavenger hunt rather than a solo affair is a good choice for many reasons. To start, you don’t have to use as many resources. Take a moment to think about what you would need to do if you had 100 different people competing in a solo scavenger hunt. You would need to print up and distribute 100 sets of clues. You would have to have either many copies of the same objects, or you would have to engineer some variation between the lists so that artificial scarcity amongst whatever is being collected doesn’t completely ruin the hunt. The list of problems goes on and on.



But now imagine that you were working with 10 teams of 10 people. In this situation you would be printing up 10 lists and the most you would ever have to worry about it the creation of 10 identical objectives. You would also have far fewer stats to keep track of, as you would simply regard each team as a whole entity.



Of course, your team scavenger hunt might not have 100 people involved, and that’s fine too. Even if you’re only working with a dozen people it could be greatly beneficial to split everyone up into pairs. Not only will this make your life easier, but it will help people make new friends!



Creating Prizes for a Team


Assuming that your scavenger hunt is competitive and that it has a prize of some sort, you will need to make sure that the prize up for grabs is something that fits a team based game. You would not want to offer a single blu-ray player to be divided up amongst a group, nor would you want to offer them any other expensive gift. Most people are not going to be in a position to share something like that in a reasonable fashion.



Instead, consider going with the old fashioned standby of cash. Money is easy to divide up amongst a group and it has value to everyone. If you feel that currency will not do for whatever reason then you could also consider giving away gift baskets to each member of the winning team, or – if you’re designing a less serious hunt – you can offer homemade baked goods to the winners. Nothing congratulates people for a game well played like a batch of fresh cookies!

Team Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a favorite activity amongst many people, both young and old. But it can be difficult to put together a small scavenger hunt, much less one that is meant to be enjoyed by dozens of people. This can lead to many complications, but you can save yourself some trouble if you plan things out as a team scavenger hunt from the start.

While it might initially sound even more difficult to add in the task of organizing people into teams, you will find that the existence of the teams is more than worth the time and effort that you’ll put into creating them.

The Argument for a Team Scavenger Hunt

Making your event a group based scavenger hunt rather than a solo affair is a good choice for many reasons. To start, you don’t have to use as many resources. Take a moment to think about what you would need to do if you had 100 different people competing in a solo scavenger hunt. You would need to print up and distribute 100 sets of clues. You would have to have either many copies of the same objects, or you would have to engineer some variation between the lists so that artificial scarcity amongst whatever is being collected doesn’t completely ruin the hunt. The list of problems goes on and on.

But now imagine that you were working with 10 teams of 10 people. In this situation you would be printing up 10 lists and the most you would ever have to worry about it the creation of 10 identical objectives. You would also have far fewer stats to keep track of, as you would simply regard each team as a whole entity.

Of course, your team scavenger hunt might not have 100 people involved, and that’s fine too. Even if you’re only working with a dozen people it could be greatly beneficial to split everyone up into pairs. Not only will this make your life easier, but it will help people make new friends!

Creating Prizes for a Team

Assuming that your scavenger hunt is competitive and that it has a prize of some sort, you will need to make sure that the prize up for grabs is something that fits a team based game. You would not want to offer a single blu-ray player to be divided up amongst a group, nor would you want to offer them any other expensive gift. Most people are not going to be in a position to share something like that in a reasonable fashion.

Instead, consider going with the old fashioned standby of cash. Money is easy to divide up amongst a group and it has value to everyone. If you feel that currency will not do for whatever reason then you could also consider giving away gift baskets to each member of the winning team, or – if you’re designing a less serious hunt – you can offer homemade baked goods to the winners. Nothing congratulates people for a game well played like a batch of fresh cookies!

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