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Treasure Hunts

Can you think of an amazing race where your friends and family complete a trek of missions and challenges for the highest score? Not only will they have fun but they will experience new scenery and learn about things that only you knew. 

Teachers can encourage students to learn about  environments and history in almost any location. Encourage them to go: hiking, climbing, canoeing, riding, and walking in terrains and locations. 

Organise activities in your neighbourhood, school, shopping center, parkland, forest or even in your home.

You can create your own trek or use someone else's trek to have a great time with your friends.

What you need to know 

Events are fun - so tell your competitors about your plans. Ask them to arrive at the starting point one hour before its time to begin. They will not begin before the start time that you set and must begin before your event's end time.

Try to arrange at least two people per team - if driving is required then a navigator will need have a keen eye on navigation and finding items. Trekker will score each team on their ability to find and complete tasks and, at the end of your rally, they will have a record of their journey including where they traveled, their photographs, distance and how they scored.

Each team member will be scored on their individual successes and their total time to complete the event. 

How to run a treasure hunt

Firstly, select a trek that will be the basis of your hunt. If no trek is suitable then create your own. Create an event with a name, date and time. You can then invite the members through your social media. Your competitors must create Trekker accounts and request to join your event so that you can accept them. Stay in touch with your teams with Trekker messaging - there should be good communication throughout the hunt.

Step One

Search and select a trek that matches your criteria. You may search by location, trekographer and trek title.

Once selected, read the details of the trek. There maybe reviews to help you decide if the trek is right for you.

It is a good idea to go on the trek yourself so that you are sure that your friends will like it.

You may create your own trek, test it, then invite your friends to your trek.

Step Two

At the bottom of the trek details, you will see the words, Create A Team Event. Select Create A Team Event, to begin the process.

The trek will be the journey that your friends and competitors undertake to compete on who is most successful at completing missions. Note that an single trek may have many events linked to it. 

You will be asked to enter in some basic details to create the event. Every event name must be unique, and every event is assigned a unique code, to help your friends and competitors find your event.

Step Three

Once created, you will be taken into your Event Watch screen. Here you must set the start and end dates and times.

You may invite your competitors by social media to attend your event.

Important: Your competitors must sign in and request to join your event before you can accept their invitation to join. Only then may they compete.

The Event Watch screen will display the each competitor's status at the bottom of the screen. Scroll down and view their progress when the race is underway.

Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.
Quote by Frank Herbert