INSTRUCTIONS TO OPEN THE DOCUMENTS: *****If you click/double click on each document it will open in the correct program

which is Microsoft Word or similar word processing program.***** THE HUNT INCLUDES: Facilitator Instructions **** read first **** The Hunt Master (including Rules of the Game and scoring sheet) - **** read next **** Hunt Invitation SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS NOTE: You don't need to print them right away; you'll be using them for the actual hunt. Award Certificates Bribe Labels - SEE FACILITATOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR MORE DETAILS Item ID Table Tents - OPTIONAL USE BUT RECOMMENDED TO KEEP THINGS ORGANIZED Team ID Table Tents - OPTIONAL USE Team Name Badges - OPTIONAL USE Final Presentation Scoring Cards - OPTIONAL USE TROUBLESHOOTING * If you use a PC and you're having trouble opening a document with an .rtf or .doc extension (like hunt.doc or hunt.rtf), first open Microsoft Word, Word Perfect or Microsoft Works. Don't open any files or documents - just open the program. Then go into FILE (on the menu bar at the top of your screen) Select "OPEN". Search for any of the game documents you've now saved to your computer and open the document. If you're successful, follow the same procedure for the rest of the documents. If you're using Word Perfect or Microsoft Works you can save the document as a Works or Word Perfect document using your "save as" command. * For Mac users: the .rtf document opens in the Text Edit software (eliminating formatting). Because the Rich Text Format document type (.rtf) is not the same as the Word Document type, the file name does not appear in the Open dialog box in Word (File menu, Open command) until the user clicks All Readable Documents on the Enable bar on the Show pop-up menu. * IF the document opens as "read only" and doesn't allow editing, please save the document as something else (if it's called hunt.rft save it as hunt1.rtf). Close the file immediately. Then re-open the newly saved file and you'll be able to edit this new file. >>>>> I'm here to help you in any way I can. Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have after going through the materials or if you have any difficulty downloading or opening any of the documents. Thank you for your order. Have a great time! Susan Haley, Creative Director Haley Productions http://www.scavenger-hunt-idea.com 510/235.0118 phone 800/293.3302 toll free mailto:susan@scavenger-hunt-idea.com

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Included in this document:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Pre-hunt to do list Hunt timing Opening instructions to the teams by hunt organizer What to do during the hunt What to do when teams check in at the conclusion of the hunt Supply and prep list

Other documents included with this kit: 1. The Hunt (including Rules of the Game) and Scoring Sheets for
grading the teams – READ THIS NEXT. 2. The Invitation You can take a look at these items if you want but don’t print them out just yet. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Award Certificates Bribe Labels – this guide will explain what these are. Team ID Table Tents – optional use ITEM ID Table Tents – optional use Team Name Badges – optional use. You can also use color bandanas. 8. Scoring Cards for Final Presentations – optional use

FEELING OVERWHELMED?
Sometimes folks – especially if they just happen to be under pressure to get this party planned - feel overwhelmed by all that they have to read. We admit that there’s a bit of reading to do but that’s because we want you to get your money’s worth by having every consideration covered as best we can. This instructional guide is chock full of ideas, suggestions and guidance but if you’re in a hurry just go right to the Supply List and read through to the section entitled “To Prep” then read the hunt itself. You can probably

wing everything else but you do need to at least know what you need to buy/obtain for the hunt. Email me with any questions (susan@scavenger-hunt-idea.com). Thank you!

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PRE-HUNT: What you need to do when you get the hunt.

1. Read everything contained in this kit – I know that’s stating the obvious but there it is. Everything will come together and make more sense after a

thorough read through of all the documents, especially this one and the hunt itself. 2. Plan your teams ahead of time. I recommend a minimum of 3 and no more than 10 members per team (too many cooks…). You can have as few as 2 teams to as many as you can handle. You can even have only 1 team and have the team compete against the clock to complete the challenges. Give them the photo challenges and 30 to 45 minutes to complete them and return to you. Next give them the collections list and another 30 to 45 minutes to find the items and report back to you. a. IDEA: Ask your teams to come up with their own team name and to dress the part or co-ordinate outfits. The best dressed/named team wins a prize or bonus points b. Here’s a great link to tribal names for team names (you’ll have to scroll
down the page to see the list):

http://www.americanindian.net/names.html. c. Government organization style team names:

CIA FBI NSA (Nat’l Security Agency) NCC (Nat’l Counterintelligence Center) DOD (Department of Defense) ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms) RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

SCOTLAND YARD SECRET SERVICE INTERPOL NIC (Nat’l Intelligence Council) KGB (Russian) NRO (Nat’l Reconnaissance Office) SURETE (French)

3. Enlist good support – this is especially true the more teams you have. I would strongly recommend that for every 2 or 3 teams, you have one facilitator. They’ll help you observe teams during the hunt and will help you grade team efforts at its conclusion. You’ll need about 10 minutes per team for grading. 4. PRIZES: OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Decide on the prizes for your teams. SUGGESTIONS: gift certificates/cards to your local coffee shop, movie theater or bookstore. This hunt includes award certificates but people are more motivated when they get a little prize for their efforts. 5. You should also provide a location to start and end the hunt, preferably some place private where you can go over the rules of the game and allow the teams to get organized and where, at the end, they can display the items they gathered. It’s fun to share their efforts with each other (and this provides an excellent opportunity for you to grade their efforts as well). Of course, this space will be necessary if you’re doing team presentations (see hunt for more details). SUGGESTION: Set up one table per team (or half of an 8-ft. table). Use the Team ID table tents (included) to identify each team

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area. 6. Walk your hunt location if necessary. a. If necessary, make sure you have permission to hold your hunt at the location. b. Know the hours of the location especially if you’re doing this at night. c. Obtain maps of your location if available or if necessary. 7. Buy/obtain digital cameras (one per team) and any other supplies you need – see supply list below.
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NOTE: When you grade the team’s efforts you’ll have to have one member from each team guide you through the series of pictures on the picture viewer/LCD screen or you can of course set up a computer to print/view the images.

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DIGITAL CAMERA OPTION 1: Ask those participating in the scavenger hunt to bring their digital camera for their team photos. Almost everyone has a digital camera these days and you should be able to find one person on each team that has one.

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OPTION 2: Here are some other digital camera suggestions: http://www.scavenger-hunt-idea.com/digital-cameras.html

8. Copy the materials you need for the hunt and pack the hunt bags (see supply list below for details). Note: This hunt is easily editable – remember to format it so it works best for your event; nothing is written in stone. IDEA from customer Monica Troy: Collect items to donate
to a food bank.

Timing
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Opening instructions/handing out collection bags: 5 minutes. You should allow 1 ½ to 2 hours for the actual hunt itself – in my experience 2 hours is the maximum time before burn out sets in.
o DRIVING HUNT: Add on the appropriate amount of time; estimate: 4 hours? It’s hard to be specific here – the timing all depends on how far the teams will need to travel. OPTIONAL: Take before and after odometer readings for each team: team with the least amount of miles traveled gets a 1000 bonus points.

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Team check-in at the conclusion of the hunt: 5-10 minutes. OPTIONAL team presentations: 3-5 minutes PER TEAM. Grading challenge sheets: 10 minutes PER TEAM (this is more time consuming than you think! I would suggest you provide refreshments and/or some other activity like preparing for their final presentation while you grade their challenge sheets).

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Awards: 5-10 minutes.

Always pad your timing because everything alwaystakes longer than you think it will. Simply remove challenges if you’re short on time.

Opening instructions to the teams by hunt organizer

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1. Introduce yourself (if they don’t know you already). 2. Go over the rules of the game so everyone’s on the same page – see hunt

for rules.
3. Assign teams (if you haven’t done so already). 4. Show teams how to use your digital cameras (optional). 5. Hand out collection bags (see supply list for what these bags should

contain).
6. Get going!

What you, as the hunt organizer, should do during the hunt.
1. Follow each team if you can. Observe and record behavior to help you evaluate

your teams and their effort – especially if you have a tie between teams; the more enthusiastic, well-organized team should edge out a team who “got lucky” and was able to complete the hunt despite being disorganized or even having an attitude problem for example.
2. Provide occasional support (for example, you can take their team photo if

asked). Note: You may be bribed for info as well. NOTES:

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If you have to be at home base and can’t follow the teams, don’t worry about it. This is all about having fun and adapting the hunt so it works best for you. If you want to be part of a team, go ahead! Yes, you may have some inside

knowledge of the challenges but you can make a rule that you can’t use that inside knowledge to help your team in any way.

BRIBING: Anything highlighted in blue on your hunt master may require you to provide an answer. ONLY PROVIDE THE ANSWER WHEN YOU ARE BRIBED. DON’T MAKE IT TOO DIFFICULT BUT DON’T MAKE IT TOO EASY EITHER. I playfully tell the team that it’s a give and take situation (remember to go for the
humor and fun – always). They figure out something to give me in exchange for

what they need. They’ll have items in their collection bag that are good bribe items. In the end you do need to give them the answer (one answer per
each bribe!)

BRIBE IDEAS:
x x x x x x x x x x

Do an interpretive dance or a “booty” dance Get a volunteer to do 10 push ups Have the team do 20 jumping jacks while singing happy birthday to you Race each other Sing a song (like “I’m a little teapot”) to a complete stranger or to you Recite a poem they make up about you Speak or tell a joke in a foreign language Tell a joke Play leap frog Pull something from their hunt bag and ask them to make up a 10-second commercial about the item

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Give you a shoulder massage They can of course bribe you with the candy you’ll put in the hunt bags as well

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As they check in to wrap up the hunt
1. Hand out final presentation scoring cards (included) to each team if you’re having final presentations.
2. Instruct them to arrange the items in their collection bag for display and allow the teams to peruse each other’s displays. This exhibit will also help you to grade the teams’ efforts. 3. Get a volunteer to go through the team photos with you so you can check off their completed challenges – see grading sheet in hunt master. NOTE: they will have to answer some questions in these challenges so be sure to have the team member bring their hunt challenge sheet with them 4. Grade the teams on items collected – see grading sheet in hunt master. 5. Do your optional final presentations. 6. Decide on the winner(s). 7. Have your awards ceremony.

Supplies

We provide the following materials: Facilitator Instructions (this is it) The Hunt
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Includes facilitator grading sheet and rules of the game

Supporting Hunt Documents:

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Award certificates for teams. Team nametags. ALTERNATIVE OPTION: You can also use color coded bandanas. Team ID table tents (included but optional). Item ID table tents for the collections Labels to affix to bribe bags (“think before using”). Hunt invitation (optional use). Scoring cards for optional final team presentation judging.

You provide:

‰ Digital cameras – one per team. Click here for options and ideas:
http://www.scavenger-hunt-idea.com/digital-cameras.html

‰ Collection bags – can be anything large enough for all the items they’ll
need to collect. Sturdy plastic or cloth shopping bags with a good handle, a duffle bag or a knapsack for example.

‰ Bribe and product items. Provide a bag of items containing things such
as miniature candy bars (for bribing), miniature matchbox cars, paper clips, string, cotton balls, tin foil, band-aids, straws and Play dough (PLAY DOUGH IS GREAT!) – any item you can think of to use for their product or to use as a bribe. (If you have a Dollar Store near you, it contains a gold mine of items to use.) Label the bag “Think before using (or eating)” – these labels are included. If they’re smart,

they’ll use the candy to bribe facilitators for help and information and the items like the paper clips, Play dough and string to create their product. They’re only limited by their creativity.

‰ Team breakdown list (PLAN YOUR TEAMS AHEAD OF TIME). Give a
copy of this list to all facilitators. Make sure you have the cell phone number from one member of each team. Sometimes it’s easy to lose teams. Call them to connect up with them during the hunt.

‰ Pens for each team and for facilitators.

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‰ Clipboards for team list keepers and all facilitators. ‰ Blue construction paper.
You can actually use any sort of uncommon paper that’s not very easy to find. See collections for more details.

‰ We also recommend bottled water and snack items to keep their
energy up.

‰ First Aid Kit (not that we anticipate anyone getting hurt but being
prepared is always a good thing right?)

OPTIONAL: ‰ Prizes (recommended). SUGGESTIONS: gift certificates/cards to your
local coffee shop, movie theater or bookstore. This hunt includes award certificates but people are more motivated when they get a little prize for their efforts.

‰ Calculator (to average out team presentation scores and add up team
points).

‰ Any custom items/info you add in to the hunt. ‰ Microphone if you have a large group (for final presentations and
opening instructions).

‰ Area maps. ‰ Computer/printer/ memory card reader if you want to have teams
print out their photos or view them on the computer.

To Prep
PACK YOUR TEAM COLLECTION BAGS: ‰ Camera

‰ The hunt challenge sheet, including rules of the game (included) ‰ Team ID tags (included) or bandanas ‰ Bag of bribe candy and miscellaneous items labeled “Think Before
Eating/Using” (label included)

‰ Clip board ‰ Pens ‰ OPTIONAL: Area map PRESET:
‰ Give facilitator(s) † Clipboard † Facilitator (master) copy of the rules and the hunt challenges † Notepaper to record their observations † Pen † Team break down list with cell phone numbers † OPTIONAL: Area map ‰ Set team tables if you’re using them with team ID placards (optional). ‰ Set up microphone if needed. ‰ Make sure you have construction paper ready for each team (see collections part of hunt for more details). ‰ Set up computer/printer/ memory card reader if you want to have teams print out their photos or view them on the computer.

WRAP SUPPLIES:
‰ Award certificates (included) and/or prizes. ‰ Final presentation scoring cards for each team for OPTIONAL final presentations (included). ‰ Item ID table tents for each team (optional). ‰ Calculator (so you can average out team scores).

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‰ Facilitator grading copies of the hunt (included – see the hunt document.)

TEAM NAME BADGES These are designed to print out on 2 x 4” labels or name badge card stock. Alternate idea: color coded bandanas.

Your page margins should be set as follows (go into “file” then “page set up”) Top: 0.66" Bottom: 0.17" Left: 0.41" Right: 0.25" Gutter: 0" Gutter position: Left

TEAM 1 TEAM 3 TEAM 5 TEAM 7 TEAM 9

TEAM 2 TEAM 4 TEAM 6 TEAM 8 TEAM 10

TEAM __________ TEAM __________ TEAM __________ TEAM __________ TEAM __________

TEAM __________ TEAM __________ TEAM __________ TEAM __________ TEAM __________

“THINK BEFORE USING” LABELS FOR THE BRIBE BAGS (See Facilitator Instructions)

These are designed to print out on 2 x 4” labels.

Think carefully before using or eating.
Why are these items included in your hunt bag?

Think carefully before using or eating.
Why are these items included in your hunt bag?

Think carefully before using or eating.
Why are these items included in your hunt bag?

Think carefully before using or eating.
Why are these items included in your hunt bag?

Think carefully before using or eating.
Why are these items included in your hunt bag?

Think carefully before using or eating.
Why are these items included in your hunt bag?

Think carefully before using or eating.
Why are these items included in your hunt bag?

Think carefully before using or eating.
Why are these items included in your hunt bag?

Think carefully before using or eating.
Why are these items included in your hunt bag?

Think carefully before using or eating.
Why are these items included in your hunt bag?

Adventure Awaits Are you ready?
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to participate in our adventure hunt. Are you up to the challenge? THE ADVENTURE HUNT DETAILS: Date: ___________________ Start Time: ______________ (Please don’t be late; the adventure can’t start
without you.)

Location: ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ Contact Person: _________________________ Phone: _______________________ RSVP by: _____________________ Other details:

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes!

Olympic style scoring cards for OPTIONAL final presentations.

Print then cut along grey dotted lines. Make one set (#1-10) for each team so they can grade their competing teams’ final presentations* (1 being the worst score, 10 being the best). I’d recommend using thicker card stock paper.
*See hunt for final presentation details

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lease be sure to read the facilitator instructions first.

This is an annotated copy of the hunt with notes for you highlighted in blue so be sure to edit where necessary and then delete the highlighted notes before making master copies for your teams. Use your “save as” option to save a team copy and a separate facilitator (master) copy.

These challenges and the rules of the game are not written in stone. You can edit, change, delete and/or add to this hunt to best suit your group and your event. Make this hunt your own.

NOTE: This hunt is constantly changing based on new ideas. As a result there may be some discrepancies because I’ve read/edited it so many times. If you find anything, please let me know so I can fix it. Thank you.

Email me with any questions (susan@scavenger-hunt-idea.com). Thank you!

CUSTOM IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOU:
Approach shop keepers to ask if they’ll help you with your hunt by either hiding an item of your choice somewhere in their store for the teams to find or by having them hold an item for each team. The team will then need to provide a gift to the shopkeeper (a piece of candy for example) in exchange for the item. The item can be something silly or relevant to your event (like copies of a baby photo of the birthday gal/guy).

For a birthday (using a 50th birthday as an example):
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Find 5 items that anyone 50 or older would use that the younger generation wouldn't. Examples of items: An AARP magazine comes to mind - my hubby is already getting pleas to join and he's 52. Denture cream could be another humorous item or a magnifying glass to read the small print.

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Add a trivia quiz for the year the birthday person was born. Do a Google search on trivia for that year (number one song, movie, fad, etc.).

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In the project section, have the teams make a birthday card instead of a drawing and have them make a birthday present instead of an item they could sell at a store.

For Halloween (use as a guide for other holidays):
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Add a photo of their team with someone dressed in a Halloween costume. 1000 bonus points to the team that finds the best costumed person.

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Instead of a making a product, have the teams make a Halloween decoration or mask. For the drawing with a stranger have the teams draw a Halloween themed picture. Have the teams make up a poem or song about Halloween. Do something like a “Name the Scary Movie” trivia quiz - if you search on Google for just that you're bound to come up with something fun.

Some of my customers have requested ideas for a more “adult” themed hunt involving nightclubbing and bars. challenges to this hunt:
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Until I come up with one you can consider adding these

Have the teams collect items with your local bar names on them: matches, a napkin, a receipt, whatever. Or have them take a picture with every bartender they can find.

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Have them take a picture of their worst dancer dancing with a cute stranger in a certain club.

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OPERATION OUR TOWN ADVENTURE HUNT Instructions & rules of the game
The hunt is over at __________. Please report back here at that time.
You can add a rule that they lose a certain number of points for each minute they’re late checking in. If you do this, be SURE to synchronize watches before starting the hunt.

The Golden Rules:
1. Your team must stay together at all times (for the detail-oriented folks that means within 15 feet of each other) with one exception: Two (and only 2) of your team members may be separated from your group at any given time and they must stay together at all times. 2. You all must wear your team ID tags/bandanas – found in your collection bag - where facilitators can see them AT ALL TIMES. 3. FAIR PLAY: You are NOT ALLOWED to physically accost anyone in order to obtain items, clues, etc. Unattended collection bags are fair game ONLY.

Establish the following roles and responsibilities:
Double up on responsibilities if necessary. a. Team Leader & Coordinator: Organizes and motivates the team and keeps it moving forward to fulfill its purpose: to creatively and accurately complete the hunt in the allotted time. b. Cheerleader: The most spirited member of your group who will keep you inspired, enthusiastic and energized. c. Covert Operatives (1 or 2): Keeps the team informed about what the competition is doing. “Borrows” ingenious ideas from other teams. List Keeper: Keeps track of items you need to find and the actions you need to carry out. Collector: The one holding the bag, if you will. Photographer Security: Protects all team possessions. Keeps the team intact and keeps track of all team members, making sure no more than 2 team members are separated from the team at a time. Protects the team from “idea borrowers”. **You are not allowed to grab any item from the hands of an opposing team member. However, you may steal any wayward items left unprotected by an opposing team. EACH TEAM’S TABLE (established at the start of the hunt) IS THEIR SAFE AREA AND IS OFF LIMITS. Timekeeper: Keeps your team aware of the time they have left to complete their challenges and makes sure the team reports back in on time. Communicator/Enlister: Your best negotiator. The one who enlists the aid of others, INCLUDING FACILITATOR(S), when needed, such as when a full team picture is required. *Important role – your team should NOT be afraid to find useful resources to assist them in achieving their objective.

2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7.

The Winning Team:
ƒ ƒ Will show exemplary creativity and enthusiasm for their team and the task at hand. Will have collected the most points – see challenge sheet. We’ve given you quite a list of

challenges but don’t feel like you have to complete them ALL. Fun first!

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CONSIDER THIS: Teams, in their desire to complete the picture challenges quickly, don’t think about all the possibilities of the challenge, they don’t discuss the options; they just take the first (and thereby easiest) picture that occurs to one of them and consider it done. Because creativity as well as accuracy counts, we strongly suggest you consider the creative possibilities of all the challenges. Facilitators may award bonus points for effort, imagination and creativity.

Thank you! Have fun!

THE CHALLENGES
HELPFUL HINTS:
1. We’ve given you lots of fun, diverse challenges to choose from in this hunt and you may not get to complete them all in the allotted time. We suggest you read through the hunt and develop a plan of action before starting the hunt. Each FULLY COMPLETED CHALLENGE will net you 100 points (and sometimes additional bonus points). 2. ALL the items in your hunt bag are there for a reason even if they don’t quite make sense to you now. 3. Bribing – uh no, we mean NEGOTIATING - brings its own rewards. CLUE: REMEMBER THIS ONE.
Hunt designed by Susan Haley, Creative Director, Haley Productions ©2009. All rights reserved. For more information about this adventure hunt by Haley Productions, please call 800-293-3302/510-235-0118 or email Susan Haley at susan@haleyproductions.com Please remember that this is only a game. Please do not take any unnecessary risks. Haley Productions will not be responsible for any personal injury or loss to participants. No use of this production other than the stated entertainment use is implied or intended. Such use is the sole responsibility of the user.

The Picture Challenges
‰ 1. Take a picture of your covert op(s) in a covert/undercover type situation.
If you only have one covert operative then select one other team member to be in this shot. Remember to be creative here. If there’s a tie in points creativity will be one of the deciding factors on who wins today.

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2. Take a picture of your most dramatic team member doing something dramatic with someone famous. 3. Take a picture of an opposing team member. This person must be
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recognizable! *Remember, you don’t want the other teams to get a picture of any of your team members – for every incomplete challenge, they lose 100 points!

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4. Take a picture of your team leader holding a pair of underpants, other undergarment or lingerie of your choice. He or she should be making some sort of interesting facial expression in the shot. Facilitator, you can change the clothing item to the ugliest item or the most outrageous item. Take a picture of your entire team looking tough and mean in front of a “No Parking Anytime” sign. No substitutes here; the sign must contain these words and only these words.

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‰ 6. Take a picture of your entire team in yoga poses (real or made up) in an
unusual location. Remember to be creative here. If there’s a tie in points creativity will be one of the deciding factors on who wins today.

èWhere are you? ________________________________________________
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7. Take a picture of your naughtiest team member with a uniformed security guard, fireman/woman or police officer. (UNIFORMED DOES NOT MEAN A SUIT JACKET AND TIE – THAT WILL NOT COUNT.) Both must be saluting and your team member must be making a funny face.

‰ 8. Take a picture of your entire team doing something you unanimously think
is fun.

‰ 9. Take a picture your most patriotic team member posing patriotically with
our country’s flag.

‰ 10. Take a picture of the team member who was born furthest away from
here doing a hula dance in front of a cruise ship or exotic location.

èWhere was this person born? _____________________________________
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11. Take a picture of your funniest team member in or on any sort of vehicle EXCEPT AN AUTOMOBILE doing something funny. 12. Take a picture of the team member with the coolest hobby helping someone out (pumping gas, washing windows, sweeping the sidewalk…).

èWhat is the hobby? ___________________________________________
‰ 13. Have your most artistic team member collaborate with someone you’ve
never met to draw a picture on the last page of this hunt. Prove that you’ve done this by taking a picture of your team member and the stranger in action.

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14. Where are you? Take a picture of your team list keeper and team cheerleader in front of this location in their best body builder pose (complete with facial grimace please).

èWhere are you? ________________________________________________
Facilitator, take a picture of a location somewhere along the route of your hunt; you can also find images of locations on the Internet. Enter the name of the town/city in a search engine like http://www.yahoo.com and search from there. The location you choose should have no clear identifying signs. Attach that picture or a scan of that picture here and give it a cryptic clue. *See example below. EXAMPLE: I went online and did research about Los Gatos, CA. I even downloaded this picture. Here’s the challenge I created: WHERE ARE YOU? Where is this house and according to recent research, what is its claim to fame? You must also include a picture of your team list keeper and team cheerleader in front of this location doing ANYTHING BUT STANDING THERE. HINT: Go to Jack’s Street off Main (Nicholson Avenue).

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15. Take a picture of your entire team in a phone booth. Can’t find one? Create one. 1000 bonus points to the team who finds/creates the BEST phone booth in which to take the picture. 16. Imagine a cat has a camera. What would this feline take a picture of? 1000 bonus points to the team who finds/creates the BEST “cat’s eye view” photo.

‰ 17. Take a picture of 3 of your team members with a construction worker in
the classic Village People “YMCA” pose. Construction worker must be wearing a hardhat or tool belt. ALTERNATE: Can’t find a construction worker? Then this person must be, by team consensus, drop dead gorgeous. You still must be in the “YMCA” pose and this gorgeous person MUST be a stranger to all of you. 1000 bonus points if you complete the original and not the alternate challenge.

‰ 18. Take a picture of your entire team in a car dealership with as many car
sales people as possible. Team should be arranged in a creatively thought out pattern of some sort, tallest to shortest for example. ALTERNATE: No car dealership to be found? Then surround your team with as many cars as possible for credit for this photo. 1000 bonus points if you complete the original and not the alternate challenge. You must provide proof that you were at a car dealership with not only the photo but with an item that clearly states the dealership name.

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èWhat is your pattern? ____________________________________________
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19. Capture this statement in a photograph: "Dude looks like a lady" (example: a shot of a man with really long hair - although that's pretty easy. Can you get more creative than that?) Think of how you’d like your team portrayed and remembered here and capture that in the photograph. 1000 bonus points to the most well thought out portrait. FACILITATOR, SOME SUGGESTIONS RE: THE PICTURES 1) For the picture of the most dramatic team member with someone famous. Suggestion: It does not have to be a live person; it can be a poster for example. 2) For the picture of the team member who was born furthest away from here in front of a cruise ship or exotic location. Suggestion: travel agents have posters of cruises and the like; or a video store would have a DVD with a ship on the front. 3) Phone booth photo: There are no more phone booths that I'm aware of so this is where their creativity comes in. For example they could find a small booth like area (a photo booth) and all hold up their cell phones. Remember to delete this note and all other notes highlighted in blue before making master copies for your teams.

‰ 20. Take a creative and imaginative team portrait.

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The Collections
For the collections, you can plant items if you have a secure enough environment and/or you can add items to the “collection” list that are location specific. Collect the following. One item can’t count for more than one challenge.

‰ 1. An unusual, clever or creative item.
the best item.

One team will win 1000 points for

‰ 2. A container/wrapper from a fast food restaurant.
marked with the restaurant name or logo.

Item must be clearly

‰ 3. An 8 ½ x 11 sales flyer (it MUST be advertising SOMETHING) autographed
by all your team members. None to be found? Then bribe your facilitator for a sheet of BLUE CONSTRUCTION PAPER and have your teams autograph that instead. Facilitator, I use construction paper here but you can use any type of
paper so long as you’re sure the teams won’t have easy access to it (white computer

paper or notepad paper are too common for example).

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4. A travel brochure. OPTIONAL: NAME A SPECIFIC LOCATION (a travel brochure to a ski resort for example). 5. A book of matches with any foreign language imprinted on it. Words cannot be handwritten. FACILIATOR, CHANGE IT TO ANY WORD YOU’D LIKE THAT MAY BE MORE SUITABLE TO YOUR GROUP.

‰ 6. An item that contains the word “Italy”. ‰ 7. A bus or train schedule.

‰ 8. A map of any sort (if your facilitator included a map with your hunt you
CAN’T USE IT TO COMPLETE THIS CHALLENGE).

‰ 9. A restaurant TAKE OUT menu – it must say “Take-Out” on the front of the
menu. The words “take out” cannot be handwritten.

‰ 10. A photocopy of your team leader’s hand made into a decorative paper
turkey. Facilitator, remember that kid project where the kid drew an outline of his hand then transformed it into a turkey? That’s basically what you’re looking for.

‰ 11. A change of address card. ‰ 12. Five unique business cards (they can’t all be from the same company for
example).

‰ 13.

A funny or unusual postcard. Must be in print form Please list each team member’s sign on the

‰ 14. All of your team members’ horoscopes for today.
(like from a newspaper.) horoscope page.

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15. Decipher the code, find the place and retrieve an item that proves you were there: CZUGSNPL. CLUE: shift forward and back. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Facilitator: the 1st letter is shifted one forward (B becomes C) while the next letter is shifted one back (A becomes Z). Deciphered: Bathroom.

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The Quiz
Facilitator, edit the following challenges as you see fit – don’t feel confined to my choices here. The idea here is to create challenges that require some detective work from your teams; these make great bribe challenges. GREAT RESOURCES: Enter the name of your town/city and state in a search engine like http://www.yahoo.com. Your local Convention and Visitors Bureau and/or Chamber of Commerce web sites are also great resources.

1. What are 4 events happening in town this month (special events, galas,

arts, entertainment)? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________
2. How

much does it cost to take the bus from downtown to __________________? Facilitator, please name a suburb or location; make sure you know the answer. A town’s government web site should have transportation information.

3. How many seats are there in __________________________ Restaurant

and what is their most popular menu choice? Facilitator, name a restaurant; make sure you know the count and most popular menu item by calling or visiting the restaurant. You can make this cryptic if you want. For example, “Go to where Angels fear to tread and count the seats.” They would then need to go to “The Devil’s Hangout”.

Other questions to consider:
1. Name the Coffee Flavors of the Month at your local coffee shop (name it in case there’s more than one) 2. How much will it cost to send 3 lb parcel post air to England? 3. What’s playing at the local movie theater? 4. What is our average total annual rainfall in inches? 5. What is the average daily high temperature in January? 6. What is the distance in miles between this town and New York City? 7. Name 10 streets in this town. 8. What is this town’s population? 9. What band is playing at the music hall on Saturday and how much are the general seating tickets?

The Project & Final Presentation
Save this for last – you’ll have time to work on this AFTER you check in at the conclusion of the hunt while your facilitator(s) grade your challenge sheet/team effort.
Using at least 5 distinct items create a real or yet to be invented product that could be sold in any of the surrounding stores. Ex: a lollipop (doesn’t have to be edible just has to be creative), a fishing gadget, a survival item, a pet toy. IN ADDITION, design a 30-second to 1-minute commercial advertising your product. Be prepared for your entire team to participate in your commercial. Your competing teams will use the time-honored tradition of Olympic scoring cards to judge your commercial and product, 1 being the worst score you can get and 10 being the highest score you can get. Your goal is to be a 10.

One team will win 10,000 points for the best product/most entertaining commercial.
ALTERNATIVE FINAL PRESENTATION: DECORATE A TEAM MEMBER.

Provide tin foil and toilet paper to each team and let them have at it. The team with the most creatively decorated team member wins the points.

! Remember to delete this and any blue highlighted info on the master copy
of the hunt for your teams

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Final Presentation Notes

The Drawing

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TEAM: ___________________________TOTAL POINTS: ___________

FACILITATOR CHALLENGE SHEET SCORECARD
. INSTRUCTIONS: Each facilitator will take a collection bag to grade. The teams will also set up a display for all collected items. While you grade, instruct them to work on their final presentations.
Step 1: go through their team photos with a team member. Also go through their challenge sheet to make sure they answered the questions (including the quiz questions). Step 2: check out their collected items Step 3: Add up their points. *100 POINTS for each COMPLETED and ACCURATE

challenge.
Step 4: All facilitators discuss which team gets the one-team only bonus points. Step 5: Decide on your winners.

REMEMBER CREATIVITY COUNTS IN SUBSTITUTING so feel free to give them the points if they’re REALLY creative but don’t quite complete the full challenge as listed. 1. PICTURES:

‰ 1. Covert op(s) in a covert/undercover situation. ‰ 2. Most dramatic team member doing something
famous.

dramatic with someone

‰ 3. Opposing team member. ‰ 4. Team leaded holding a
sign.

pair of underpants, other undergarment or lingerie and making some sort of interesting facial expression.

‰ 5. Entire team looking tough and mean in front of a “No Parking Anytime” ‰ 6. Entire team in yoga poses in an unusual location. ‰ 7. Naughtiest team member saluting and making

funny face with a uniformed security guard, fireman/woman or police officer.

‰ 8. Entire team doing something they unanimously consider fun. ‰ 9. Most patriotic team member in a patriotic pose with flag. ‰ 10. Team member who was born furthest away from here doing the hula
in front of a cruise ship or exotic location.

‰ 11.

Funniest team member in or on any sort of vehicle EXCEPT AN AUTOMOBILE doing something funny.

‰ 12. Team member with coolest hobby helping someone. ‰ 13. Most artistic team member/stranger drawing a picture. ‰ 14. Team list keeper and team cheerleader in front of the
you” location in bodybuilder pose.

“where are

*You’ll need to select ONE TEAM with the best phone booth photo. Please write down here what they did so you can discuss with other facilitators: __________________________________________________________________ ________ “Cat’s eye view” photo (cat with a camera shot). *You’ll need to select ONE TEAM with the best phone booth photo. Please write down here what they did so you can discuss with other facilitators: __________________________________________________________________ ________

‰ 15. Entire team in a phone booth.

‰ 16.

‰ 17. 3 of your team members with a construction worker/gorgeous person
in the classic Village People “YMCA” pose. r 1000 BONUS POINTS FOR USING AN ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION WORKER. (Check if yes. Any/all teams can get the bonus points.)

‰ 18. Entire

team posed in a pattern in a car dealership with as many car sales people as possible or surrounded by as many cars as possible. r 1000 BONUS POINTS FOR BEING IN AN ACTUAL CAR DEALERSHIP. MUST PROVIDE PROOF. (Check if yes. Any/all teams can get the bonus points.)

‰19. Capture this statement in a photograph: "Dude looks like a lady". ‰
20. Take a creative and imaginative team portrait. Think of how you’d like your team portrayed and remembered here and capture that in the photograph. *You’ll need to select ONE TEAM with the best portrait. Please write down here what they did so you can discuss with other facilitators:

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__________________________________________________________________ ________ Score: __________________ 4000 possible points. 20 photo challenges x 100 points each plus 1000 bonus points each for construction worker and car dealership photos. 2. COLLECTIONS:

‰ 1. An unusual, clever or creative item.

What is it? _____________________________________. *You’ll need to select ONE TEAM with the best item.

‰ 2. A clearly identified fast food wrapper or container. ‰ 3. An 8 ½ x 11 sales flyer (it MUST be advertising SOMETHING)
autographed by all your team members OR construction paper autographed by team.

‰ 4. A travel brochure. ‰ 5. A book of matches with a foreign language imprinted on it (words can’t
be handwritten).

‰ 6. An item that contains the word, “Italy”. ‰ 7. A bus or train schedule. ‰ 8. A map (can’t be map provided by you for this hunt) ‰ 9. A restaurant TAKE OUT menu – it must say “Take-Out” on the front of
the menu (“take out” can’t be handwritten)

‰ 10. A photocopy of team leader’s hand made into a turkey. ‰ 11. A change of address card. ‰ 12. Five unique business cards (cannot be your team members’ cards). ‰ 13. A funny or unusual postcard. ‰ 14. All team members’ horoscopes for today with their names written
next to their horoscopes.

‰ 15. Bathroom item (coded word challenge)
Score: __________________ (1500 possible points; 15 items x 100 points)

3. QUIZ:

‰ What’s happening in town this month?* ‰ Bus fare from downtown.* ‰ Number of seats in restaurant/most popular menu item.* ‰ Where are you photo?*
*Custom clues; adapt as needed. Score: __________________ 400 possible points. 4 quiz questions x 100 points each.
Write your notes here. When you do your awards presentation be sure to give them credit for their creativity/effort.

GRADING NOTES: Did this team do/find anything extraordinary?

Picture points Collections points Quiz points

_____________ _____________ _____________

Total Points

___________

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FACILITATORS, YOU MUST DISCUSS AND DECIDE WHICH TEAM GETS THE FOLLOWING BONUS POINTS. Please add any of these bonus points to the team’s total points: Best Team Name/Outfit (optional). 1000 POINTS Best phone booth photo. 1000 POINTS. Best “cat’s eye view” photo. 1000 POINTS. Best team portrait. 1000 POINTS Best clever/unusual item. 1000 POINTS Best Product/Final Presentation Winner – 10,000 points

TEAM _________________________ TEAM _________________________ TEAM _________________________ TEAM _________________________ TEAM _________________________ TEAM _________________________

FINAL POINT SCORE CARD

Team TOTAL POINTS

Team

Team

Team

Team

Outstanding Team/1st Place: _____________________________ Why? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ ____________

Most Creative Team/2nd Place: _____________________________ Why? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ ____________

Most Improved Team or Most Team Spirit/3rd Place: __________________________ Why? __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ ____________

OTHER WINNER CATEGORY IDEAS: Guppy Team (Grace Under Pressure), Team That Made Us Laugh the Hardest, Best Photos, Best Collectors, Best Bribers/Negotiators. Award the teams for what they did best during the hunt.

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AWARD CERTIFICATES

These awards are editable so don’t feel confined to these award “categories”. Recognize and reward any effort you want and reward all teams for a job well done. We’ve kept the formatting simple for these certificates so they translate to both Macs and PCs and to keep the size of the document down. Change the font if you want, add in graphics, do what you want to make them your own. We also recommend actual prizes above and beyond these certificates. Teams have worked hard and will feel they deserve more than a piece of paper (we know from experience). Also, enticing prizes give them something to work for. If the formatting is clearly “off” please set your page margins to: Top: 1” Bottom: 1” Left: 1.5” Right: 1.5”

THE OUTSTANDING TEAM AWARD

This Certificate Is Presented To: _________________ For proving that teamwork works!

Thank you for a job well done!

THE MOST CREATIVE TEAM AWARD This Certificate Is Presented To: _________________ For excellent use of your imagination, resourcefulness & ingenuity

Thank you for a job

THE CRAZIEST TEAM AWARD

This Certificate Is Presented To: _________________

For being “we don’t care what we look like” crazy!

Thank you for a job

THE TEAM WITH THE MOST TEAM SPIRIT AWARD

This Certificate Is Presented To: _________________ For showing exemplary team spirit & enthusiasm Thank you for a job well done!

THE TEAM WHO HAD THE MOST FUN AWARD

This Certificate Is Presented To: _________________ For showing us how to REALLY have a good time! Thank you for a job well done!

THE PERSUASIVE ARTISTS AWARD

This Certificate Is Presented To: _________________
For being the best bribers. Your willingness to do almost anything for an answer or item was impressive!

Thank you for a job

well done!

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