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Spring Scavenger Hunt

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Spring Scavenger Hunt

Firelands Scout Reservation, April 13

Riddle Me This!

There are few things that bring as much joy as finding something that was lost or cracking a code! As Scouts, we’ve been navigating, searching, and scavenging for over 100 years and it’s time to prove those skills. Practical skills will only get you so far, though, this year you'll need to use the riddle-solving part of your mind to get ahead too!

Join us at Firelands Scout Reservation on April 13th to compete in the 2nd Annual Spring Scavenger Hunt for ALL Scouts! This time we’re calling in the Cubs, Webelos, Scouts BSA, Venturers, and Sea Scouts to show off their skills.

Your Unit will choose between three levels of scavenging for the challenge right for your Scouts. Whether it’s showing off basic compass work, putting GPS to use for geocaching, or combining the challenge of both land and water navigation, there’s a challenge right for your Scouts.

Complete the challenge at each hidden location to score enough “eggs” to get your Unit into the upper prize tier of our Extreme Easter Egg Hunt at the end of the day! There will be some great prizes that are worth your while in those eggs.

We invite those competing in the intermediate and advanced-level courses to camp out the night before and attend a refresher course to make sure you’re prepared for Saturday.

Competition Levels

Basic Level Activities

Stations to learn about pacing, cardinal directions, basic compass work, pacing, map reading, and crafts.

Skills Required: Limited understanding of compass navigation (Recommended rank: Cub Scouts)

Intermediate Level Activities

Morning activities will reinforce pacing, orienteering with a compass, and basic GPS navigation. The afternoon will be a geocache-style timed competition to find general cache area, and then solve riddles to discover exact cache location.

Skills Required: Orienteering to a directional heading with a compass, accurate pacing, basic proficiency with using a GPS unit. (Recommended rank: Tenderfoot-First Class, or an advanced Webelos)

Advanced Level Activities

Creation of and competition in orienteering courses. More advanced riddles to solve. Charting navigation from points along Lake Erie within our Council using maps.

Skills Required: Understanding of land navigation using a topographical map, and water navigation charting. Accurate pacing and orienteering with a compass. Knowledge about shipwrecks and their locations in Lake Erie. (Recommended rank: 1st Class or above, Venturers, Sea Scouts)

Event Cost (includes lunch):

Early Bird (ends March 31, 11:59pm): $15 per participant
Regular Fee: $20 per participant
Adult Fee (for food): $5

Registration Closes on April 7th at 11:59pm

Additional Late Fee of $5 per person if attempting to register after deadline.

Spots are limited!


When & Where
Firelands Scout Reservation (Camp Avery Hand)

Saturday 04-13-2019 9:00 AM ET to 4:30 PM ET
More Information
Jesse Grabowski
Spring Scavenger Hunt Chairman
(440) 371-3708
Jarrod Blundy
Firelands Scout Reservation Director
Lake Erie Council Unit Service Center
2241 Woodland Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone: (216) 861-6060