North West England Scout Region Shelterbox Scavenger Hunt

The 2019 event took place on the 5th May, click here for results and photos

2020 Event details will be available around Jan 2020, keep checking back and click here to keep in the loop

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.

The 2019 Hunt

Congratulations to all teams who took part in the North West ShelterBox Scavenger Hunt Liverpool 2019.
Click here to download the full 2019 results.

Click here to download the 2019 participation certificate.

Special congratulations to the following winning teams.


Team 2
1st Maghull


Team 5
1st Maghull


Team 16
MIddleton OGS

Some photos from the 2019 event. You can also view them on Flickr.

NW Scavenger Hunt 2019

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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.