Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Sometimes when I am out hiking with a group of scouts, they seem to be more focused on getting from the starting point to the ending point than on looking around and experiencing the moment. Doing a scavenger hunt while hiking will help them really explore the world around them while they are walking.

The scavenger hunt below is a “check off” type hunt. They don’t actually bring the items with them. This fits in with the Leave No Trace guidelines which I posted a few days ago.

Printable copy of   Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt


  • Check-off list (get the printable version above)
  • Pencil


While you are hiking, try to find the items on the check off list . When you see one of these items, check it off the list. If the item has a space after it, write what the item was in the space.

4 Responses to Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

  1. Dee Wiertzema March 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM #

    Dear Scouter Mom,
    Thank you for your time in putting together this wonderful site. I am a long time scouter and my sons have aged out, but I still play with the scouts. I really love the cubbies.
    At times I feel rather stale and then I come to your website and it refreshes me with your great suggestions.

    Again thank you.

  2. Teresa Miller June 19, 2013 at 7:57 PM #

    Thanks for all ur hard work. I have a camp to plan in two weeks. Your site is very helpful.

  3. Abby Chugden October 10, 2013 at 3:59 PM #

    Thanks SO much for putting this site together! We have our Fall Family Campout that our den is in charge of, and the scavenger hunt will be perfect for the scouts to do!

  4. Henry November 14, 2013 at 6:03 PM #

    Thanks alot! I am a scout myself. This really helps! I have to put together a scavenger hunt for our troop.

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