Scavenger Hunt

Over the next year, the Sumter Tourism team, partnering with local businesses and organizations will host a series of Scavenger Hunts to help you explore the Sumter community more!

We are currently running a Scavenger Hunt game all about Downtown Sumter, but join us this holiday season for the Poinsettia Scavenger Hunt (with holiday activities throughout November & December in Sumter, SC) and then check back for more in 2022!


Welcome to the Discover Downtown Sumter Scavenger Hunt


Race to complete challenges to earn points to win. We encourage all participants to have fun exploring Downtown Sumter, South Carolina and visit the many amazing businesses and amenities we have to offer. All clues are in the Central Business District (Downtown Sumter), therefore points will only be given to participants who complete missions in Downtown Sumter, SC district. 

Sumter Tourism is utilizing GooseChase App to encourage exploration of the Sumter Community. The Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt will be open from 6:00 PM on Friday, July 23, 2021 and will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, September 24, 2021. Winners will be notified by e-mail the following week, after all bonus points are added and tallied.

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How it works: Complete the missions to earn points! The top five players with the most points will receive a Downtown Sumter prize package! You can also help your friends win, by liking their photos.

Our Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt will have three types of missions.

  • Photo Missions: Photo missions will direct participants to take photos at Downtown Businesses and landmarks.
  • Video Missions: The video missions challenge participants to complete fun videos at Downtown Businesses and landmarks.
  • Bonus Missions: We have incorporated some special challenges that are worth extra points throughout the hunt!


The Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt is open to all Sumter area residents and any visitors who would like to participate.

By creating an Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt account, registering for and/or participating in Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt in any way, you acknowledge that you have fully read, understood, covenant and agree to this full Release Waiver as well as everything below. 

By registering for and/or participating in Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt, you and your teammate(s), friends, those you're participating and/or traveling with, etc. (hereafter 'teammate(s)') hold harmless the Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau, the City of Sumter and its employees, partners, sponsors, etc. Meaning, you agree to not sue or make any legal claims against Sumter Convention & Visitors Bureau, the City of Sumter, its employees, partners or sponsors for any expenses, damages, injuries, or losses from participating in Sumter Adventures Scavenger Hunt. You also acknowledge and agree to follow all of the Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt Rules.

Scavenger Hunt Rules

You must be registered to participate.

Participants will need to download the GooseChase App on their smartphone and register for the "Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt." The game can be found by searching the name or using our game code listed above.

Participate at your own risk.

You agree to: Be smart. Be safe. Be courteous. 

You agree to: Use caution and discretion and obey all local laws at all times.

Do NOT ask any local businesses for free services. They have businesses to run, be respectful of that. If they offer something you need, pay for it or find another way to complete the task, or choose another task entirely--there are plenty of free options. Be creative. Politely borrow things from friends and even strangers.

You understand and agree that no refunds will be given for any reason, including, but not limited to: weather, travel delays, acts of God, natural disasters, etc. You also understand and agree that events and itineraries are subject to change and no refunds will be given.

You understand and agree that: By registering for and/or participating in the Sumter Adventures Scavenger Hunt, you and your teammate(s) assume all liability and responsibility for your actions and safety. Sumter Adventures Scavenger Hunt and its Sponsors assume no liability or responsibility for your actions nor safety, nor the actions and safety of your teammates, nor anyone affected by your or your teammates actions.

All submissions are designed to be taken while on foot in Downtown Sumter, no photos from your vehicle.

Follow Sumter Tourism’s Instagram Account and like our Facebook page for additional information and tips.

Remember to tag #SumterSC, #LoveSumter and #DowntownSumter in your social media.

Text, Photo & Video Missions

Photo and video (images) submissions will appear in the game's activity feed. City staff will monitor the activity feed submissions throughout the game. Text and images that are deemed unacceptable per the following guidelines will be removed:

  • Is in conflict with the City’s policies, including the City’s Social Media Comment Policy.
  • Obscene, pornographic, profane, rude, or sexual language or images (including nudity).
  • Personal attacks or offensive or discriminatory comments or content that target specific individuals or groups on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation/gender identification, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.
  • Threats or defamatory statements.
  • Advocacy for any illegal activity.
  • Off-topic or repetitive posts (spam).
  • Promotion or opposition to political organizations, campaigns, candidates, or pending legislative action.
  • Personal information, including but not limited to addresses and telephone numbers.
    Web links to any site other than the City of Sumter website.
  • Advertisements, promotions, and solicitations of any kind, including commercial products and services.
  • Infringement on copyrights or trademarks.

By submitting images, participants state that they have ownership and rights to submit the images, that the images are free of encumbrance by other entities, and by entering give the City unlimited rights for the use of the images in its publicity and marketing materials. Entrants do not give up exclusive rights for future use of the photos for their own private use.

The City of Sumter will disqualify suspicious entrants who do not follow the Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt Rules and Terms of Service.

The City of Sumter reserves the right to choose winners by random selection.

Prizes will be available for local Sumter, South Carolina pickup only.


If you have questions about the Discover Sumter Scavenger Hunt and these terms of service, please contact the Sumter Visitor's Center at 803-436-2640.