You have to be burning with “an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right.” If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. ~Steve Jobs
Admittedly, I am very blessed, especially with my job. Mentioning it a time or two, I own Thrill of the Hunt a product of The Piper Corporation. I know I’ve talked about Thrill of the Hunt on a number of occasions, but I’ll reiterate.
Thrill of the Hunt is a company that solely develops and administers to theme scavenger hunts. Yes, this includes birthday parties, business functions, company outings, team building activities and fundraisers, just to name a few. We also host scavenger hunt events, which are open to the public. Anyone can purchase a ticket and join others of like interest in a particular city on a scavenger hunt adventure.
Where was I this past weekend? Annapolis, Maryland, administering to a pet friendly scavenger hunt for Halloween. Yes, it’s October and my popular Doggie in Disguise Scavenger Hunts have commenced for the entire month. I just started these last year, and since the interest was heightened, I decided to expand to include additional cities.
The biggest question I’m asked, “What is a dog scavenger hunt?” Yes, it may sound odd and no, your dog is not taking the lead on this one to sniff out clues. It’s a laid back family friendly event. When I created these scavenger hunts, I wanted something for families to do with their dogs, so both parties could get out and stretch their legs, while exploring the community. I also wanted to help promote the local businesses, so I started including the shops as part of the actual scavenger hunt.
The next question, “What do I have to do?” Easy. First you have to Like Thrill of the Hunt on Facebook or Twitter. Thrill of the Hunt combines a traditional scavenger hunt with social interaction to create exponential fun and to add another dimension to the game. Some of our scavenger hunts require you to have a QR reader app for scanning QR Codes to complete online challenges. Then, all you have to do is figure out the riddles that take you to specific locations in a particular area. Once you’ve arrived, you get to collect your dog treat or toy and then tackle the online challenge, post it and then move on to the next location.
Since these are dog and family friendly events, it’s not a fight to the finish. You can treat it as such, but as of now, these dog scavenger hunts are an activity to spend time with your dog and possibly family while taking in the sights and fresh air.
I do conduct other dog scavenger hunts, however the Doggie in Disguise Scavenger Hunts are by far the most popular and certainly the most entertaining. Dog owners love dressing up their 4-legged friends in costume, as do I! It’s quite entertaining for everyone involved, although not a requirement.
Now don’t get me wrong, I do other scavenger hunt themes, excluding dogs. But since these are sometimes so comical, I wanted to share my weekend of fun.
Kyle is usually my side kick, especially for these dog scavenger hunts, but alas his Aunt Nikki came home and he wanted to spend time with her. At the very least, Kyle will be joining me for the Latrobe Doggie in Disguise Scavenger Hunt in two weeks. I’m not sure about New Hope, Pennsylvania’s or Alexandria Virginia’s. Of course, I’m having a hard enough time getting Kyle to keep our database updated and organized. I guess he’s finding his own interests and they don’t seem to include Thrill of the Hunt. Maybe that will change and he’ll find a renewed interest in the company.
About the Doggie in Disguise Scavenger Hunt
Tickets are on sale now, but are limited. Purchase your tickets HERE. We are still accepting local businesses to be on the hunt, at no cost for Alexandria, Virginia.
We are always open to hearing suggestions on scavenger hunt themes and hometowns to bring our events. Please Suggest An Event, either on our website or email Game@ThrillScavengerHunt.com or fill out the form on the Contact Us page. I seriously want to hear from you!
Remember, everyone needs to … Experience the Game!
I am also very pleased to mention, Thrill of the Hunt is in the running for a small business grant through Chase Mission Main St. Grants. Please help us get into the final running by voting. As of today, we only need 72 more votes and we only have eleven days to do it. So VOTE Thrill of the Hunt and thank you in advance!
Read about other scavenger hunt blog posts
Scavenger Hunts – Getting Our Start at Seton Hill University & Continuing
Singles Scavenger Hunt & MELODIME Show
Doggie in Disguise? Scavenger Hunt?
WannaBe 80’s Scavenger Hunt & a Puppy In a Day
Scavenger Hunts – It’s the Thrill of the Hunt!
Scavenger Hunt – It’s the Thrill of the Hunt! … Continued