Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt carried out in the Scouts’ homes with challenges set in groups using screen sharing on a video conference. Scouts post their finds as photos and videos to a closed Facebook Group.

Type: Live ActivityRunning Time: 90 minutes +
Sections: Scouts, ExplorersDigital platforms: Video Conferencing & Closed Facebook Group

Instructions:

Just before the meeting, in your Closed Facebook Group, create a separate post for each Patrol. This is where (with their parents’ help), the Scouts will post their finds as comments.

Start the video conference and screen share the PowerPoint instructions.

Give the Scouts 10 to 15 minutes to complete each set of 5 “missions”, posting their photos and videos as they go.

Award 1 patrol point for each mission completed.

Tips and gotchas:

Parental help is definitely required, if only for access to Facebook.

Adjust the timing of the rounds based on how many Scouts tell you they’ve finished.

If you have enough leaders, assign one to each patrol to offer encouragement (in the form of “well done” comments and likes) and to add up the scores.

Initial Instructions
Round 1 instructions

Run by: Chris Parker at 17th Tonbridge Scouts.