Rules and FAQ

Great Johnstown Scavenger Hunt Rules

  • Teams receive points for items scavenged. Each item, photo, or trivia question, has a point value. At the end of the hunt your points will be added up and you will entered into drawings for prizes based on point totals. The decisions of the judges will be final.

  • Teams WILL NEED A DIGITAL CAMERA to compete in the Scavenger Hunt.  Any device capable of taking a digital image is allowed. Photo evidence is a big part of how items will be captured.

  • Teams must have a minimum of two team members. There is no limit to numbers of members on a team.

  • At least one team member must be 21 or older.

  • Children on teams under the age of 10 are free.

  • Teams may use electronic devices to help them find items. (smartphones, tablets, GPS, etc.)

  • Teams may call others outside of their teams for help locating items or answers.

  • AAUW Johnstown Branch reserves the right to add or change these rules to ensure a fun, fair, safe event.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I register a team? You can pre-register a team by going to the Registration page and clicking on the pre-registration link. By pre-registering you can lock in the lower rate of $20.00 for a team of two. The event day registration rate is $30.00.

  • What about the weather? The Great Johnstown Scavenger Hunt is a rain or shine event. Please plan on participating in any weather.

  • How should I dress? You should plan on wearing clothing that is comfortable and will allow you to walk around.

  • Will there be any rough terrain? The entire Scavenger Hunt is physically-friendly. There will be no climbing, hiking, or off-street clues.

  • How long will the Great Johnstown Scavenger Hunt take? The Great Johnstown Scavenger Hunt will begin at 11:00 a.m. when the Registration Desk will open. All teams should plan on checking in between 11:00 a.m. and 12:45 at the St. Casimir Cultural Center on Power St. The teams will start at 1:00 p.m. and should conclude by 5:00 p.m.

  • Where do we take the items we find? Once done, all teams should return to the St. Casimir Cultural Center where the judges will look at all the items.

  • How does a team win the Great Johnstown Scavenger Hunt? The teams with all the correct answers will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize. Only one team will win the Grand Prize. The Great Johnstown Scavenger Hunt is about getting the right items on the list…not on being the fastest. A team that gets all the items correct can earn more points than a team that only gets some of the items but completes the quest early. Speed doesn’t earn you any points.

  • Should my team dress alike? AAUW Johnstown encourages team to dress in costumes or in some manner of team colors. There maybe awards for teams that come in the most creative outfits!

  • Is technology permitted? You are able to use any electronic device you are willing to carry with you the day of the event. That includes, smartphones, tablets, GPS, or any other device. Each team will be REQUIRED TO HAVE A DIGITAL CAMERA or any device capable of taking a digital image. Photographs are a large part of the items you will need to collect.