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District Cub Treasure Hunt

The Basics
: Sunday, 23 March 2014

: 13:45 at Oxford University Royal Naval Unit

: 16:00 at Oxford University Royal Naval Unit

: £3 per Cub (payable in cash on the day)

Registration deadline
: Midnight on Friday 14 March 2014


You can enter as many teams as you like, of between three and six Cubs, each accompanied by at least one CRB checked adult.

So that we know how many to expect on the day, and prepare enough hunt packs, please register your team through the Oxford Spires website no later than midnight on Friday 14 March. If unregistered teams show up on the day we cannot guarantee them a hunt pack.

Please note that you remain responsible for your own young people throughout the event and should ensure you have obtained the usual permission forms etc. We will not have a central first aid point so leaders should make their own arrangements in this regard.

The treasure hunt will have five different parts to it, with points available for each:
  • Scavenger hunt: obtain the items specified on a list
  • Say cheese: take the photos specified on a list
  • Where are we: match photos of locations to points on the map
  • Question time: answer questions at locations specified on the map
  • Cub Challenge: complete challenges at locations specified on the map
Teams will need to complete as many of these as possible. It is not a race (no bonus points for finishing fastest) but teams will be penalised if they do not return to the finish point by 15:30.

Clothing and equipment
Uniform: Young people should wear full uniform. However, given the nature of the activity, trainers/walking shoes are acceptable.
Hunt equipment: You will be provided with an event pack containing a map, question/answer sheets and a pen but each team will also need to bring the following items with them (you will lose points from the start if you don’t have them!):
  • A digital camera / phone with integrated camera (make sure it has sufficient charge to last the event)
  • A black bin bag
  • A small match box (size matters)
  • A carrier bag to carry items you collect
  • (Optional) A clipboard to lean on
Refreshments: Drinks and biscuits will be available at the finish point. We would recommend that Cubs bring a small rucksack containing a water bottle and a snack in case they get hungry/thirsty during the event.

Wet weather: Please dress appropriately for the weather: the event is taking place outdoors and will go ahead even if it’s cold and rainy.

Detailed schedule
13:30  Doors open for registration
13:45  Arrive at Royal Naval Unit – register and collect pack
14:00  Treasure hunt begins once all teams have registered
15:30  Return to Royal Naval Unit
15:50  Prizes for top three teams
16:00  Pick up from Royal Naval Unit

  • Teams are not permitted to take part with fewer than three Cubs or more than six Cubs (if you have more than six it will slow you down and there won't be prizes for the whole team).
  • The whole team must stay together at all times: if we become aware that teams have split up they will be disqualified.
  • Teams must not work together or exchange answers with each other: if we become aware that any teams have done so, all teams involved will be disqualified.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Becca Thomas, District Cub Scout Leader, at
ADC Cubs,
25 Jan 2014, 01:23