Poinsettia Scavenger Hunt

Join us for our 2021 Poinsettia Celebration Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to the Poinsettia Scavenger Hunt


Race to complete challenge; earn points to win! We encourage all participants to have fun exploring Sumter, South Carolina and visit the many amazing businesses and amenities we have to offer. All clues lead to activities and events in the City of Sumter and Sumter County; therefore points will only be given to participants who complete missions in Sumter, SC. 

Sumter Tourism is utilizing GooseChase App to encourage exploration of the Sumter Community. The Poinsettia Scavenger Hunt will be open at 12:00 AM on Saturday, November 20, 2021, and will close at 11:59 PM on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Winners will be notified by e-mail in January, after all bonus points are added and tallied.

How it works: Complete the missions to earn points! The top three (3) players with the most points will receive a prize package worth $100! You can also help your friends win by liking their photos.

Our Poinsettia Scavenger Hunt will have three types of missions.

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


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

By creating a Poinsettia Scavenger Hunt account, registering for and/or participating in Poinsettia 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 Poinsettia 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 Poinsettia Scavenger Hunt. You also acknowledge and agree to follow all of the Poinsettia 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 "Poinsettia 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; please be respectful of that. If they offer something you need, either 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 Poinsettia Scavenger Hunt, you and your teammate(s) assume all liability and responsibility for your actions and safety. Poinsettia 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 location, no photos from your vehicle or in front of a computer screen.

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

Remember to tag #SumterSC and #LoveSumter 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:

  • If it 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, 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 of Sumter 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 Poinsettia 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 Poinsettia Scavenger Hunt and these terms of service, please contact the Sumter Visitor's Center at 803-436-2640.

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