The Chase of Charleston
In matching, color-coordinated T-shirts, teams will be supplied with a Polaroid camera, a list of historical locations with questions and tasks, a map, Band-Aids in case of a blisters, a quarter to call the "scavenger hunt hotline", and other necessary items. The teams compete against each other to "collect" and complete the entire list of tasks and answers to historically related items with-in a scheduled time period. Hunt winning is based upon correctly completing the Hunt list.
The event is done on foot because Charleston is user friendly on foot. And, because of the nature of the tasks, team spirit and camaraderie are needed to win.
The Chase of Charleston is an award winning team building activity. The Chase of Charleston won a "Programming Award of Excellence" in 1999 from The Resort and Commercial Recreation Association.
This two-hour hunt through the historic district is one of the most delightful ways to learn Charleston. Experience how wonderful is this magnificent city while at the same time discovering why the town is often called "America's Best-Kept Secret."
Sample questions might include:
1. How did the Four Corners of Law get its name?
2. Which church do Charlestonians use to set their clocks?
3. What's the official drink of South Carolina?
4. Why is the Palmetto the official tree of South Carolina?
5. What statesman was buried (more than once) in the graveyard at St. Philip's?
6. Take a picture of your entire team in front of a clock (the minute hand must show ten minutes after the hour).
7. Go to Charleston Chocolates, sing "Dixie," receive your gift (do NOT consume until the Director of the Chase gives permission).
8. How many chairs are in the front row of the Dock Street Theatre? Bonus: Whose ghost haunts this theatre?
9. Take a picture of the entire team with a Sweetgrass basket weaver (this may be difficult; for religious reasons many weavers feel cameras robs them of their souls)
10. What exterior architectural aspect of Charleston Place is completely for show (but might not have been, if the hotel had been built prior to 1886)?
The Chase of Charleston - A Historic Information Scavenger Hunt on Foot
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