Welcome to Hub City Outreach Center's
Third Annual Back-to-School Bash!!

Clearly, this year is a little different! 

Our Virtual Scavenger Hunt will still give you the experience of learning about local resources available to you while exercising your brain and having fun with those you love!
This event is closed but you may still solve the puzzles for fun.

Directions:

1. Solve the puzzle → document the clue.
2. Go find the clue → discover and document the vendor.
3. Once you find all the Vendors, you can decode the final message!

Example:
Q: apple - ape + ant = ______
Clue: plant.
Find the hidden plant to uncover the vendor!

If you want to print a Scavenger Hunt Form, click here!

(Reminder: this event has closed. The answers are below)Good Luck!

 


 

Puzzle 1: Which is different?
Clue: B
Vendor:  NIH
Memory Relation: N/A, just a brain game. ; Answer: Clockwise -> red, blue, yellow, green
Link: https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/
Hidden: About Us (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Area: All of Wellness: Intellectual, Emotional, Social, Spiritual, Occupational, Financial, Environmental, Physical
Why: Reliable resource
How to get services: N/A

Puzzle 2: Find something that is the color that nothing rhymes with:
Clue: Orange
Vender: Superior
Link: https://www.superiorhealthplan.com/members/medicaid.html
Hidden: FAQ (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Memory Relation: oranges are v healthy
Area: Physical Wellness, Primary Care, and Reproductive, Material and Child Health
Why: Caring for your body to stay healthy now and in the future
How to get services: Apply for Medicaid at www.yourtexasbenefits.com or call 2-1-1. If you already have Medicaid call the STAR program at 1-800-964-2777.

Puzzle 3: I’m tall when I’m young and short when I’m old. What am I?
Clue:  Candle
Vendor: Catholic Charities
Memory Relation: catholic is sometimes paired with the image of a candle, even though CC serves everyone regardless of belief
Link: www.cclubbock.org/programs/
Hidden: YC CBSG Page (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Area: Environmental Wellness (family stability/support)
Why: Understanding how your social, natural, and built environments affect your health and well-being.
How to get services: www.cclubbock.org and click on the application form.  During COVID, the agency is closed to the public, but by applying for assistance online a case manager will contact the family to discuss any needs the family may have and how Catholic Charities can support them.

Puzzle 4: From the beginning of eternity, To the end of time and space, To the beginning of end, And the end of place. What am I?
Clue: The letter “E”
Vendor: Buckner Family Hope Centers
Memory Relation: “engage, equip, elevate” is their mission
Link: https://www.buckner.org/family-hope-centers
Hidden: Main page (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Area: Spiritual Wellness, Mental Health
Why: Finding purpose, value, and meaning in your life with or without organized religion.
How to get services: Contact: Angelina Mojica / 806.407.7656 / amojica@buckner.org or Jasmin Herrera / 806.252.8380 /  jherrera@buckner.org

Puzzle 5: If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?
Clue: 2nd
Vendor: Poison Control
Memory Relation: Poison control’s phone number has lots of 2s, hopefully people will remember it!
Link: https://www.poisoncontrol.org/home/
Hidden: Newsletter (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Area: Injury Prevention, Education
Why: Reliable, vital resource
How to get services:
Contact through website, https://www.poisoncontrol.org/home/

Puzzle 6: As of recent, what is the most important thing you can wear out of the house to protect yourself and others?
Clue: Mask
Vendor: TTU RISE
Memory Relation: Current event. Education achievements and higher education aspirations.
Link: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/rise/
Hidden: Main page (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Area: Intellectual Wellness, Occupational Wellness, Social Wellness, Education, School Safety
Why: Growing intellectually, maintaining curiosity about all there is to learn, valuing lifelong learning, and responding positively to intellectual challenges. Maintaining healthy relationships, enjoying being with others, developing friendships and intimate relations, caring about others, and letting others care about you.
How to get services: Be a Student at TTU! If you're a community member with no affiliation to TTU, no problem! We have collaborations with nonprofits, schools, and community partnerships for large scale events. If you have any questions you can email us at rise@ttu.edu

Puzzle 7: What are the three R’s that keep our planet clean?
Clue: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Vendor: Hub City Outreach Center
Memory Relation: RRR+R, resources
Link: https://hubcityoutreachcenter.org/resources/
Hidden: Career (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Area: Environmental Wellness
Why: Understanding how your social, natural, and built environments affect your health and well-being. Being aware of the unstable state of the earth and the effects of your daily habits on the physical environment. Demonstrating commitment to a healthy planet
How to get services: Email us! Team@HubCityOutreachCenter.org

Puzzle 8: It’s not in your tummy, But it’s somewhere above
It is often thought of, As a symbol of love, What am I?
Clue: Heart
Vendor: MCH
Memory Relation: animated heart, real heart, their red heart logo
Link: https://www.mch.org/
Hidden: Referral (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Area: Social Wellness
Why: Maintaining healthy relationships, enjoying being with others, developing friendships and intimate relations, caring about others, and letting others care about you. Contributing to your community.
How to get services: Call our office at 806-792-0099 and ask for Tameka Riley or any available Case Manager. You may also email us at triley@mch.org.

Puzzle 9: Of the 8 hidden palindromes how many were vertical?
Clue: 4
Vendor: Buckner FYi
Memory Relation: Palindromes are not as they seem, just like life. Bucker helps young adults see that.
Link: https://www.buckner.org/blog/buckner-fyi-center-they-just-helped-me-in-so-many-ways
Hidden: Positive Action (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Area: Financial Wellness; Occupational Wellness
Why: Managing your resources to live within your means, making informed financial decisions and investments, setting realistic goals, and preparing for short-term and long-term needs or emergencies. Contributing your unique gifts, skills, and talents to work that is personally meaningful and rewarding.
How to get services: Contact Bekah Coggins: 806-795-7151 or through a referral from TDFPS

Puzzle 10: Forward and backward is what I do all day. Younger and older prefer me. I come in all different sizes, shapes, and colors. Sometimes I’m inside, sometimes I’m outside! To some, I might fright, but for most, they go night-night. What am I?
Clue: Rocking Chair
Vendor: Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains (CACSP)
Memory Relation: (felt appropriate because they’re comforting, usually)
Link: https://www.safeplace4kids.org/
Hidden: Volunteer Opps (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Area: Violence Prevention, Physical Wellness, Environmental Wellness, Education
Why: Understanding how your social, natural, and built environments affect your health and well-being. Additionally, caring for your body to stay healthy now and in the future.
How to get services: Contact John Wuerflein at jwuerflein@safeplace4kids.org or 806-740-0251

Puzzle 11: If you’re getting close to land, And you need your ship to stop
You’ll take down all your sails, And this item you will drop!  What am I?Clue: Anchor
Vendor: Contact Lubbock
Memory Relation: Metaphor for hanging on. Also, anchor is their logo.
Link: http://www.contactlubbock.org/
Hidden: Contact us (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Area: Suicide Prevention; Emotional Wellness, Social Wellness, Education
Why: Understanding and respecting your feelings, values, and attitudes. Appreciating the feelings of others. Managing your emotions in a constructive way. Feeling positive and enthusiastic about your life. Additionally, maintaining healthy relationships, enjoying being with others, developing friendships and intimate relations, caring about others, and letting others care about you.
How to get services: Online on our website or call 24-hour crisis line (1-800-273-8255)

Puzzle 12: Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?
Clue: C
Vendor: COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS (CIS)
Memory Relation: The hard ‘C’ sounds like ‘sea’ ; This teaches homophones.
Link: *HAS NOT turned in a VQ; using their homepage.  http://www.cissouthplains.org/
Hidden: Services (has been removed because the scavenger hunt is closed)
Area: Intellectual Wellness; Education
Why: Growing intellectually, maintaining curiosity about all there is to learn, valuing lifelong learning, and responding positively to intellectual challenges. Expanding knowledge and skills while discovering the potential for sharing your gifts with others
How to get services: Contact via : http://www.cissouthplains.org/

 


 

WHY A SCAVENGER HUNT?

  1. Introduction to Intellectual Humor. Laughter is just good for the soul and when you are learning something new laughter helps motivate you a little bit more. It helps relieve stress and also helps fight boredom. So when kids learn riddles it breaks up standard learning, but yet allows the brain to continue to work in a whole new way.
  2. Teaches Problem Solving Skills.  Problem solving is one of the most important things we can teach our kids and riddles help improve kid’s problem-solving skills in a challenging, yet fun way.
  3. Critical Thinking Skills. Critical thinking is a key component kids use while solving riddles. As kids solve riddles, they learn how to critically think more in-depth which improves comprehension and creativity.
  4. Expands Vocabulary. As kids read and solve riddles, they are constantly expanding their vocabulary. They are learning new words and multiple meanings and ways to use words. Riddles for kids help kids understand words by using words in a variety of different contexts to help expand your child’s vocabulary.
  5. Share Their Knowledge. As kids learn riddles, they have the opportunity to learn new skills and words and then share them with others. They can share these riddles with siblings, friends, teachers, and even parents. As your child shares this knowledge it not only reinforces the skills, they are learning through riddles but learns socialization skills as well.
  6. Creates Bonds. By sharing the love of riddles with your kids you are helping them create bonds with you as well as their peers. If your child is shy sometimes it just takes one riddle to get them interacting and laughing with peers. This interaction creates lifelong bonds with their peers.
  7. Establish a Love for Learning. When kids first begin telling and trying to solve riddles it is fun! They love it because it makes them laugh and they enjoy figuring out the riddle. They don’t realize they are “learning” while they are doing it. Riddles help establish a lifelong love of reading.

 

WHY THIS SCAVENGER HUNT?

 

  1. Prevention Education. Reliable Prevention resources in the areas of: Alcohol/Tobacco/Marijuana/RX, Suicide, Health, Poison, Family, Recycling/Waste.
  2. Memory-linkage. All of the clues have some sort of relative-sensory similarity to the Vendor.
  3. Childhood activity that drives home our population, also takes the older population down memory lane.
  4. Learning Types. Scavenger hunts incorporate and exercise different types of thought processes. Exploring these around loved ones might help the unit understand each other.
  5. No one is alone. Awareness of free resources. Showcase dedicated community members and businesses.
  6. Taboo topics. Break the seal on “taboo” topics, not talking about topics doesn’t keep them hidden forever.
  7. Rewards! Participants are rewarded for taking care of themselves! Optimistic snowball effect.