Dare to be strong and courageous. That is the road. Venture anything. ~Sherwood Anderson
Since the days are slipping past me, I thought I’d share this idea before it has become the very past.
Look online and you’ll be flooded with activities in all areas, for all interests for families and adults alike. Well, here is one for the singles. (21+)
Two weeks ago this Friday, on September 5, 2014, Thrill of the Hunt, a division of The Piper Corporation hosted our first ever singles scavenger hunt! Espy Scavenger Hunt Yes! An option for those singles instead of the same old, which ultimately rests solely on the participants’ ability to strike up a conversation. Nope! Not this time. This scavenger hunt was a non-threatening conversation starter, while having fun playing a game.
Again, to reiterate and for disclosure purposes, Thrill of the Hunt is my start-up company. We exclusively develop and administer to scavenger hunts. One might ask, for what? Short answer, for any business function such as an outing, team building, a company picnic, a sales meeting, a conference or for a trade show to engage customers or potential prospects; for parties such as birthday, retirement, bachelor/bachelorette, bridal or baby shower or family reunion; or as a unique and exciting fundraiser. Not only does Thrill of the Hunt build these private scavenger hunts but we also host our own public hunts.
The singles scavenger hunt was one of those public activities whereas the participants purchased a ticket in advance. This particular event was coupled with the MELODIME show afterwards, if desired. In addition, Thrill of the Hunt issued the adventurous singles a list of items to prepare them for the hunt, and in turn, they addressed such items as they chose. The scavenger hunt was designed to prompt specific questions to keep the conversations flowing and not have awkward silence and to eliminate anxiety or uncomfortableness, while going through the clues and challenges. Each participant had the freedom to choose who they spoke to, somewhat.
The outcome? It was a small event, being the first one of its kind at this venue, which was Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Virginia. Being an administrator, I can only listen to the feedback and get a sense of the participants’ attitude and body language. I was told it was a fun event, even though it would have been better with a larger group. I couldn’t agree more, perhaps in the future. Everyone did enjoy themselves and the conversations where certainly none stop.
On a side note, this is one of those rare occasions Kyle wasn’t able to assist me. His thirteen years was not permitted in the facility that served alcohol. Plus, with an event like this, he is definitely too immature to really understand, at least at this point in his life. Plus, I can never gauge the quality of the participants. At this event, they were all very pleasant nice people, but I’m sure I’ll have a few challenges as I continue offering the singles scavenger hunt. I certainly hope not, and I haven’t thus far with any of my events, but it’s always a real possibility. I don’t want Kyle exposed to potential problems, so he will remain on the sideline for now, at least with respect to the singles events.
I truly do love building scavenger hunts and administering to them! Hence why I started this company. Good thing!
Recently, I spoke to a gal on the phone regarding a bachelorette party she is having in Louisiana. She thought we didn’t service that area. We do! These are exciting times and Thrill of the Hunt is expanding our reach to cover most cities.
We are also teaming up with different colleges and universities for a variety of activities, as well as different groups of all interests. Recently, a few MeetUp groups reached out to me about scavenger hunt events and other themes. Great idea! In fact, Thrill of the Hunt will be hosting our annual Doggie in Disguise Scavenger Hunts in local cities including Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Annapolis Maryland, Alexandria, Virginia and New Hope, Pennsylvania. Tickets are on sale now, but are limited. We were also commissioned by Seton Hill University as an activity for their block party homecoming. Join us in Greensburg, Pennsylvania tomorrow. Told you a lot going on!
Speaking of different areas, 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!
Now time for my marketing promotion of Thrill of the Hunt, as if I haven’t already. If you are interested in a unique custom scavenger hunt or just want to discuss the possibilities, email me at Game@ThrillScavengerHunt.com or fill out the form on our Contact Us page for a free quote. We will get back to you within 24 business hours. I promise!
Remember, everyone needs to … Experience the Game! (I thought of that all on my own)