Student Scrambles / Competition, Teamwork & Fun!

Scramble Teams: The Dangerettez, The Fuzzy Pink Skullz and The Myztical No-Namerz - July 27, 2004
Scramble Teams: The Dangerettez, The Fuzzy Pink Skullz and The Myztical No-Namerz
These creative players made up their own team names! And who won? Hey, they all are winners!
Teen Summer Camp Recreation Program Assistant, City of Tukwila, WA
  

FUN COMPETITIVE FIELD TRIP FOR YOUR KIDS!!

So what is this event?

Scrambles are scavenger hunts for school age kids grades 6-12 conducted at Seattle Center. Working together as a team is emphasized. Team chaperones are required for Middle School/Junior High kids.

Olympic Iliad Scrambles make cattle stampedes look well organized! Competing teams of scramblers crawl all over Seattle Center's 74-acre campus like it was one big ant hill. You are surrounded with easily recognizable landmarks like the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, Key Arena and MoPop. However, you will find yourself chasing around places where you didn't know there were places such as the Olympic Iliad, the Guardian Lions and Bloody Erich.
Frenzied Fun! Your team, the Clue Busters, huddles to establish a winning game plan. Everyone is on high alert - "be resourceful and scramble as a team." Some of your teammates are sent dashing off to solve mysteries lurking about. Others are frantically trying to find certain items. You are dispatched with your team's remaining players scheming ways to crack a challenging puzzle. Periodically your team regroups to exchange roles. By the end of the Hunt you have done so much careening about Seattle Center that you feel you have played the role of the ball in a pinball machine! 90 minutes of friendly but frenzied fun! Whew! But wait - for bonus points we have the Seattle Crosswords puzzle to solve. Best of all we will cap off the day at the Artists At Play Playground!
What age Kids? Student Scrambles are fun events of competition and teamwork geared for kids from middle school/junior high through high school ages. And they are a very fun way to "tour" Seattle Center's most interesting places. Designed and emceed by the ClueMaster, these events may be held most any day year-round during daylight hours. The exception would be popular event Festival days as the campus would be too crowded. 

For safety, these contests are held entirely on Seattle Center's 74-acre campus with no vehicle traffic to worry about.

What  about chaperones?

Adult chaperones (one or two) are required for every team for middle school/junior high age kids during the entire event (but not high school age kids). They are responsible for the whereabouts and safety of the kids on their team. However, they are not to be helpful in getting points for their team.

What gear Do we need? All kids and chaperones should come to this event with a pencil or pen. During this event kids are not permitted to use mobile phones, tables or other electronics to help them with the Scramble. Everyone should wear comfortable walking/running shoes. Oh yes, and bring a winning attitude!! 
Where do we go?

Each team is given a Search Areas Map of Seattle Center outlined with 8 search areas: Theaters, McCaw Hall, Key Arena, International Fountain, Center House, EMP/SFM, Pacific Science Center, Space Needle. It is left as a matter of team strategy as to which ones teams go to and in what order. Chaperones will be instructed by the ClueMaster to keep the kids on their team together within each Search Area before proceeding to the next Search Area.

Where do we meet? Meet the ClueMaster at MoPOP (formerly EMP) turnaround circle. Cars and busses can drop-off there (enter @ Harrison St. & 5th Ave. North).
 
Parking is available across from the
MoPOP turnaround circle at the Fifth Avenue Garage and next to MoPOP in the uncovered lot as you enter the turnaround circle. However, school and other busses aren't allowed to park in that garage or lot. They are allowed to park in the Mercer Garage

For help leaving Seattle Center try Traffic Genie.  
Map to MoPOP turnaround circle
Seattle Center
Planning your event Your event may start whenever. Here are some popular timelines:
  
10:00 11:00 1:00 Instructions
@Seattle Center Playground
(15-20 Minutes)
10:15 11:15 1:15 90-Minute Hunt Begins
Solve Mysteries | Scavenge Items
Rub 'n Run, | Lock Race
Find the ClueMaster
11:45 12:45 2:45 Hunt Ends
@Seattle Center Playground
Score Scavenger Sacks
Seattle Crosswords Puzzle
12:00 1:00 3:00 Lunch/Refreshments
(optional) - Most groups either
"brown bag" or buy in the Armory
12:30 1:30 3:30 Seattle Center Playground
Kids on Apparatuses
Kids Practice for Team Cheer Contest 

Chaperones help with scoring
1:00 2:00 4:00 Team Cheer Contest
Awards Ceremony
1:15 2:15 4:15 End of event

This event typically takes about 3¼ hours. The number of teams rather than the number of people in the group normally determines how long your event would take. Accordingly, the larger the group the larger the team sizes to keep the event from running too long. 

Team and Group Sizes 7/8-player teams are typical but may be smaller or larger depending on the size of the group. Teams should be formed by the host organization before the event. Group sizes typically range from about 15 to 100.
Awards
In the spirit of “You are all winners!” the ClueMaster will present a whimsical souvenir certificate (8½” X 11”) to ever team member.

You have the option to present prizes of your choosing.
How much? The fee for See Seattle to emcee this event and provide contest materials is $15.00 per kid, $300.00 minimum plus Washington State sales tax of 10.1%.

No charge for chaperones - after all, they are "working" members of their teams. Chaperones may be asked by the ClueMaster to help with the scoring - especially for large groups.

The host organization would be directly responsible for all expenses and arrangements relating to food and refreshments, prizes, team shirts, costumes, etc.

Payment: 30 day invoice or check at the end of the event - sorry, no credit cards.  
How to Make a Private Group Reservation or Request Additional Information

Call (425) 226-7641 or email Terry@see-seattle.com and leave the five items of information listed below. Typically you will receive a same day or early next day reply.

  1. Your Name and School/Organization Name:

  2. Your Email Address and/or Phone Contact:

  3. Event Date & Start Time (any days except Festival days):

  4. Approximate Group Size; Grades/Ages:

  5. Comments and Questions:


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