Ozark Literacy Council launches summer scavenger hunt

“The Pig Easy” PIGShibition sculpture / Staff photo

Ozark Literacy Council just announced a scavenger hunt that will send teams of up to five people on an adventure to complete a variety of tasks in and around Fayetteville this summer.

The first 50 teams to register will be eligible for prizes, which include gift cards of up to $150 to local shops.

Prizes will be given to the top three teams with the most points at the end of the hunt. Each task is worth 5 points, unless otherwise noted, and there are 20 tasks in all.

Tasks include finding and taking a photo of the council’s first tutor trainer’s name on the senior walk on the University of Arkansas campus, taking a selfie in front of a Little Free Library, and locating one of the PIGShibition sculptures that were auctioned and placed around town as part of a fundraising and awareness effort led by council in 2012 (Note: Most of the sculptures have been moved since our post about their original locations).

» Download a list of all 20 tasks

Task entries are due by 8 p.m. on Friday, July 31.

The group said small team sizes were chosen to encourage social distancing, and tasks can be split up amongst team members.

Participants should send an email with the names of all team members (up to five) to OLC at [email protected]. Teams will be assigned a Google Drive folder to upload their entries. Team members are encouraged to share their progress on Instagram with the #OLClithunt hashtag and to tag the Ozark Literacy Council at @ozarkliteracy.

From the council:

Prizes in the Literacy in the Ozarks Scavenger Hunt include:
The first-place winning team will receive a $150.00 gift card for Pack Rat AND a $100.00 gift card for Arsaga’s Coffee Roasters. The second-place winning team will receive a $100.00 gift card for Mockingbird Kitchen. The third-place winning team will receive a $50.00 gift card for Dickson Street Bookshop.

Anyone can participate in Literacy in the Ozarks Scavenger Hunt but no team with an Ozark Literacy Council staff member or board member (or their families) can win any of the prizes. However, students and volunteers are encouraged to play and can win the prizes!