Red Hat Society Scavenger Hunt

Fancy red hat with black netting

Red Hat Society Scavenger Hunt Request:

The Red Hat Society is a social group for ladies 50 and older. There are a few of us who are not 50 yet, called pink hatters or pinkies. The idea for the club started with women who still have zest for life. We meet once a month at different host locations.

Have you heard of the poem "Warning" by Jenny Joseph? It is better known as "When I Am An Old Women I Shall Wear Purple." That is what represents us. There are Red Hatters all over the globe. The rules of the club are "there are no rules".

Our chapter is in King Salmon, Alaska. We call it the bush. Only way in and out is by plane or barge during the summer. We are on the Aleusian Isle that has a population of about 700. It is 17 miles from one end to the other. There are no movie theaters or bowling alleys, only a couple of restuarant bars. It is my month to host and after seeing your site I have chosen to give a scavenger hunt.

There is plenty of history with the Red Hats. I hope you can help. Thank you.

K'Teri ~ USA

Red Hat Society Photo and Item Scavenger Hunt

purple handbag and grey gloves

This Red Hat Society Scavenger Hunt is a combined photo and item hunt with a BONUS Challenge. Divide into teams and be sure each team has a camera (preferrably digital), a watch, and a printable copy of the list below.

Set a starting and ending location, as well as a time frame for completing the hunt (2-3 hours is a good estimate for this hunt.) Teams must photograph as many of the listed scenarios, and find and bring back as many of the listed items as they can in the allotted time.

Some photos and items are more challenging than others, but if you use your imagination, wit, and red-hatted charm, you just might come out as the winning team. Either way... You'll have FUN trying.

So Ladies, loosen your girdles, dust off your bi-focals, and let the hunt begin ...

Photograph the Following Scenarios
Each photo will be worth 3 points
(2 scenarios offer the potential for 2 bonus points each).

  • Find a male stranger worthy of being crowned King of Fun. Crown him with one of your red hats and have him choose a queen to pose with him for a photo.
  • Photograph a female stranger who is a great example of a red hatter, but doesn't even know it.
  • Photograph the cutest pair of purple undies you can find.
  • Photograph at least one team member sipping on a fancy red-colored cocktail purchased for her by a stranger.
  • Find an animal to dress in red hat society attire and photograph it with the team.
  • Photograph the team next to a sign with the number 50 on it (could be a house sign, street sign, price sign, etc.)
  • Photograph a women with the same first or middle name as the Red Hat Society's Queen Mom. 2 Bonus points if her I.D. is visible in the picture.
  • Photograph a stranger who turned 50 this year. 2 Bonus points if his/her proof of age I.D. is visible in the picture.

  • Fill in the Blanks and Find the Items
    Beg, borrow, find or use any means possible to bring back the items represented by the blanks below. Each item found and brought back is worth 4 points. (Lines randomly taken from the poem “Warning” by Jenny Joseph.)

    I shall spend my pension on ________ and _________.

    I shall go out in my _______________ in the rain.

    And eat three pounds of ______________ at a go.

    Or only ____________ and ____________ for a week.

    And hoard __________s and ____________s and _______mats and

    things in _________es.

    (Teams must be familiar with the poem in order to fill in the blanks and bring back the correct items. Don't give them the poem. It will be interesting to see how many teams get it right.)

    Find the Items
    Each listed below that is found and brought back is worth 3 points.

  • A coin dated the year the society was founded
  • A package of Red Rose Tea
  • A red or purple bow
  • A spool of purple thread
  • A piece of red licorice
  • A pair of purple socks
  • The funniest item you can buy for 50 cents or less
  • The business card of a company that predominantly serves those 50 and over
  • A humorous 50th birthday card

  • BONUS Challenge

    Any team who can get a lady they find during the hunt to join the Red Hat Society by the conclusion of the hunt will be given 10 bonus points..

    Printable Red Hat Scavenger Hunt

    For a printable version of this hunt,
    please fill in the form below.

    Please Send Me the Printable Red Hat Society Scavenger Hunt

    Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

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