2011 INDIAN PRINCESSES CHARITY SCAVENGER HUNT RULES AND PROCEDURES 1. Please arrive at the South Hills YMCA by 2:30 pm the day of the hunt to check in, submit your pledge forms and donations, and receive your t-shirts, patches, and hunt lists. The t-shirts are expected to be worn for the duration of the hunt. 2. Points for pledges will be based on the average donation over all Princesses on a team to prevent larger teams that may collect more pledges from being unfairly rewarded over smaller teams. 3. While large pledges are certainly encouraged, the spirit of the game is to earn the majority of your points by finding items in the hunt. Thus, point values for monetary donations will be limited based on the following scale: $1-$20 = 4 points, $21-$50 = 8 points, $51-$100 = 12 points, $101-$500 = 18 points, $501-$1,000 = 24 points, over $1,000 = 30 points. Points for pledges will be capped at 30 points per team. 4. A special prize will be awarded at the conclusion of the hunt to the Princess with the most total pledge money. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the Princess with the highest nd number of pledges obtained. The 2 tiebreaker will be the highest individual pledge. 5. Donated items for the Wheeling YWCA will be collected upon check-in. Points for donated items will be averaged across all Princesses on a team to prevent larger teams that may bring more total items from being unfairly rewarded over smaller teams. Earn 1 point for the following: each full roll of toilet paper, each wrapped bar of soap, each new toothbrush (in package). Earn 2 points for each full roll of paper towels. Earn 5 points for each new tube of toothpaste, each hand towel, each bath towel, each kitchen towel. (Used towels in good condition are acceptable.) Earn 8 points for each new bottle of face wash, each new bottle of body wash, each new bottle of shampoo, each new bottle of conditioner. 6. Points for donated items for the Wheeling YWCA will be capped at 30 points per Princess. EXAMPLE: 12 rolls of toilet paper = 12 points, 12 rolls of paper towels = 24 points, 12 rolls of toilet paper + 12 rolls of paper towels = 30 points (due to cap). The team average will also be capped at 30 points. EXAMPLE: One Princess on a two-Princess team earns her maximum of 30 points, and the other Princess earns 0 points. The team would be awarded 15 points based on the average of the two Princesses. If the same team has both Princesses earning the maximum of 30 points, the team would be awarded 30 points based on the average of the two Princesses. 7. Remaining clues, objects, and point values will be provided on the day of the scavenger hunt. 8. Each vehicle load of people will constitute one team. Teams may not be split into multiple vehicles. 9. Team size is limited to a minimum of one Princess plus a Big Brave and a maximum of five Princesses plus their corresponding Big Braves. 10. Personal vehicles are suggested, but rental vans, buses, and limousines are permitted. 11. A team will be awarded 10 points for decorating their vehicle (paint, graffiti, cans, ribbons, etc) at the discretion of the scavenger hunt organizers. No points will be awarded for simply writing words into the dirt on your unwashed vehicle. 12. (4) bonus points will be awarded to a team for each of the following: a Big Brave wearing a skirt/dress, a Princess wearing a mustache (painted-on is acceptable), a Big Brave wearing body glitter on the face, neck, and arms, a Princess wearing a tail, a Big Brave wearing suspenders, a Princess wearing unmatched shoes, a Big Brave wearing bells around his ankles and/or neck, a Princess with the word “KNUCKLEHEAD” written/painted on her forehead. The items must be worn both when the team leaves the YMCA at 3 pm and when it returns at 5 pm. The same person can wear multiple items. Points can only be earned once per item for the whole team (e.g. only 4 points will be awarded if two Big Braves on the same team wear skirts). 13. A GPS will be required to find the locations of some items. Try to find one person on your team who can bring one. A cell phone with a GPS app will work, too. This will only apply to a small number of clues, so it will not be critical if you can’t find a GPS. 14. The hunt will begin promptly at 3 pm and will conclude at 5 pm. 15. Teams will earn points for finding specified clues/items throughout the South Hills. 16. For the safety of all involved, please obey all speed limits and traffic laws. 17. Each team will receive a different beginning clue (of the same value) to prevent teams from following the same routes. This clue must be found first. The order and priority of the remaining clues/items are at the discretion of the hunt team. 18. Higher point values will be assigned to the stores of our primary sponsors to encourage all teams to visit them. Each Princess on the team must obtain a designated “token of proof” at a primary sponsor location to qualify for the points assigned to that location. Points will not be awarded unless all Princesses on the team obtain this token and present it to the judges after the hunt. 19. Although you may choose to spend money to obtain certain items on your list, this is not encouraged. 20. Clues may be similar between teams. Please use the honor system and do not attempt to assist or accept assistance from other teams. 21. Theft of any kind will result in automatic disqualification. 22. Matt Lisak can be reached at (412) 443-8557 at any time during the hunt to answer general questions and clarify clues. If necessary, the backup line of (412) 443-1351 can be used to reach Harlow Lisak. 23. Two lifeline calls per team are permitted. If your team is stuck trying to decipher a clue, call Matt Lisak at (412) 443-8557 and he will give you the answer you seek. If necessary, the backup line of (412) 443-1351 can be used to reach Harlow Lisak. 24. You must return to the South Hills YMCA by 5 pm. Your team will be docked 5 points for every minute you are late according to the clock on Matt Lisak’s cell phone. Please do not put your Princesses at risk of losing due to tardiness. 25. Points will be tallied beginning at 5 pm. Pizza and drinks will be provided at this time. Swimming may be available as well. 26. Winners will be determined by the total number of points earned through donated items, pledges, and scavenger hunt clues/items. Prizes will be awarded to each Princess on st nd rd the 1 , 2 , and 3 place teams. st 27. The 1 tiebreaker will be total number of scavenger hunt clues/items found on the day of the hunt (pledges not included). nd 28. The 2 tiebreaker will be average dollar amount donated per Princess on a team. 29. All judgments on situations not detailed in the rules will be at the discretion of the scavenger hunt organizers. 30. Additional rules may be added between now and the hunt (we’re learning as we go, afterall!). 31. HAVE FUN!!!