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Novel Coronavirus — July 23, 2021 Update: Explore Scouts Canada’s actions as we continue to follow the direction of government and health agencies in maintaining public health. View recommendations and stay informed here.

NOTE: All Scouts Canada Staff will be on summer break from Monday, July 26 to Tuesday August 3. All offices are closed.

On the (Scavenger) Hunt

Run a virtual scavenger hunt for your Section using things around the home.

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  • How will you score your game? (e.g. number of items found within a time limit, fastest person to find all the items)
  • What items will your participants have to find?
  • How will you make this challenging and fun for everyone?


  • As a Section Leadership Team, compile a list of objects for the scavenger hunt; these should be things that everyone will have in their house. Keep it general with things like “something red”, “something that you love”, or “a kitchen utensil”.
  • Challenge your Section to find everything within a time limit, or race to see who is fastest.
  • At the end, have everyone present what they collected.


  • What worked well in this activity? What did not work as well?
  • If you were to run another scavenger hunt, what would you change?
  • If someone else were running their own scavenger hunt, what tips would you share with them?

Keep it Simple

  • Use the list that we created (see additional resources) for your scavenger hunt! Adapt the list as much or as little as you would like!

Take it Further

  • Run an online scavenger hunt. Have broad categories like “share a website where you can learn new skills” or “find a funny cat gif”. You could also pose questions and have people find the answers, like “What is the tallest tower in the world?”.