North West England Scout Region Shelterbox Scavenger Hunt


Sunday 5th May 2019


Registration 09:30, 10:00 start, teams return 15:30 and event close at 16:00


Liverpool centre. Starting and finishing at the Black-E centre located at just downhill of the Anglican Cathedral, on Great George Street, Liverpool L1 5EW

We're full for 2019...

The event is fully booked for 2019. Click here to download the flyer, sponsor forms etc

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Here you will find all you need to know about this exciting event whilst raising awareness of Shelterbox and discovering one of England’s great cities.

Who's it for?

The North West ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt is open to teams of six Cubs, six Scouts or six Explorer Scouts from Merseyside, Cheshire, West Lancashire, East Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester West, Greater Manchester East, Greater Manchester North and Isle of Man Scout counties. All Cub and Scout teams must be accompanied by a responsible adult, Explorer Scout teams may be accompanied or supervised remotely (the leader must be in the vicinity and in contact with the team). This promises to be a popular event and is available on a first come first served basis.

ShelterBox provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most.


What's it all about?

2014 saw the first North West Region Scavenger Hunt with over 30 Teams taking part in Liverpool City Centre.

Initially a London based event that attracted over 100 teams each year and became the flagship event of the partnership between ShelterBox and The Scout Association. 2014 saw the first North West Region Scavenger Hunt with over 30 Teams taking part in Liverpool City Centre. This has built up to 85 Teams of Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts taking part in 2018, and raising in excess of £3,000.

To date in total we have raised over £18,000 for ShelterBox

The objectives of the ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt are to challenge young people to learn more about disasters and disaster relief work, explore the city’s famous landmarks, and increase awareness about ShelterBox’s disaster relief work around the world.

Event Information

Everything you need to know to get involved
If you require any further information please email


The event will take place on Sunday 5th May 2019. Registration will open at 09:30 and teams will start the Scavenger Hunt from 10:00. All teams are expected to return by 15:30 and the event will close at 16:00.

How much?

Each team will be charged an entry fee of £25.00 which will cover the costs of hiring venues and purchasing the equipment required to run the event safely and successfully.


The event will take place on the streets of Liverpool City centre, starting and finishing at the Black-E centre located at just downhill of the Anglican Cathedral, on Great George Street, Liverpool L1 5EW, approximately 5 minutes walk from the city centre and next to the Chinatown gateway. It is close to Lime Street Station, Central Station, and several car parks. This is approximately a 15 minute walk to the Black-E. There is also on-street pay & display parking around the immediate area.

We're Full For 2019....

The event is now fully booked for 2019 however the forms are still available below.
If you require any further information please email

New for this year is a programme Ideas booklet to use in the lead up to The Scavenger Hunt. There is a colour option and a print friendly black and white option


Carrying a Shelterbox

Taking part in the ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt is a great opportunity to raise some funds for your own cause and for ShelterBox.

We encourage you to collect some sponsorship for this event and that half of the money you raise goes towards ShelterBox (via the event organisers) and the other half goes towards a cause of your choice (this could be a new extension to your HQ, a local charity or going on an International expedition) or you could donate all the money to ShelterBox. We have designed a sponsorship form for you to use.

Why ShelterBox?

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity. ShelterBox provides disaster relief aid for people affected by disasters and humanitarian crises in countries all over the world at the time they need it most.

Each large, green ShelterBox includes a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and filtration equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic toolkit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items.

Collaboration with other organisations is key to the effective delivery of humanitarian aid. Shelterbox encourages communities they help following disasters to take an active part in their work and that is precisely how the cooperation between ShelterBox and Scout Movement began. In the aftermath of disasters, and despite what they may have been through themselves, Scouts cooperate with ShelterBox using skills learned in Scouting to assist their own communities.

Shelterbox Splash

This cooperation has inspired ShelterBox and Scouts around the world to work together not only in the aftermath of disasters but also from an educational perspective that challenges young people to learn more about disasters and disaster relief. The first partnership of this kind started right here in the United Kingdom. ShelterBox and The Scout Association have been working together since 2009 creating fun and interactive activities that contribute to Scouts’ personal development and also increase awareness about ShelterBox and its disaster relief work.

Scouting Challenges & Badges

Below are some download-able documents stuffed with suggestions about how the ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt can be a great opportunity to work on and support young people in achieving badges.