67 Best Scavenger Hunt Team Names (Curated & Ranked) + Generator

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Scavenger hunts are inspired by the treasure hunts of old but really took off in popularity in the 1930s, when columnist Elsa Maxwell began designing wild midnight hunts for New York’s rich and famous.[1]

Scavenger hunts remain popular today. There’s even a National Scavenger Hunt Day, celebrated on May 24![2]

Scavenger hunt team names can generally reflect your team’s skill or be specific to the scavenger hunt event you’re attending — for example, an art-related name for a hunt at an art museum.

Our list includes more widely applicable scavenger hunt team names; if you want an event-specific name, our tips below will help you create your own team name.

We also have a team name generator below the list for more options.

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    Finding Nemo

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    Snoop Sisters

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    Clueminati

    a play on the word “illuminati”

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    Ravenclaw Rogues

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    Jabba the Hunt

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    Ready, Set, Scavenge

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    Ready to Rumble

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    Gatherers Guild

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    King Vultures

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    We Won't Quidditch

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    Track, Trail, & Tail

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    Midnight Prowlers

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    Mayhem Driven

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    On the Hunt

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    The Finding Fathers

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    Explorers United

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    Slytherin Scavengers

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    Paper Chasers

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    Acquire Alliance

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    Globe Probers

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    Investigatory Services

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    The Foragers

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    At a Fast Pace

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    Hunters for Hire

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    Treasure Seekers

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    Hunters & Gatherers

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    The Collectors

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    Scavenger Society

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    Discovery Derelicts

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    The Silt Sifters

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    Unearthers

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    Rogue Reveals

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    Condor Community

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    Been Scavenging?

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    Griffon Guild

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    Rookies of the Year

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    The Hawk Eyes

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    Snape's Searchers

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    Gumshoe Greats

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    Osprey Tactics

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    The Smarties

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    Here We Go Again!

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    Go Get 'Em!

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    The Inquiry Agents

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    Masked Bandits

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    Inspector Bosses

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    On the Trail

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    The Private Eyes

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    Secret Shadowing

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    The Scavenger PIs

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    Recovery Rebels

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    Hide and Seekers

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    Set to Scavenge

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    Scouring Around

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    Looking High & Low

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    The Rummagers

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    Just Scratching Around

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    Scavengers of the Year

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    Mudlark Alliance

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    Hey Hey We're the Mudlarks

    reference to river mud hunting

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    Hawkshaw Heroes

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    In Pursuit

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    The Examiners

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    Hot Pursuit

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    Ransack Riot

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    Lookout Scouts

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    Curious Inquiries

Scavenger Hunt Team Name Generator

How to Create a Scavenger Hunt Team Name

To create a great scavenger hunt team name, consider the following tips:

  • Consider the venue. Create a team name using the name of the venue or the type of venue where the scavenger hunt will be held. For example, if you’re attending a scavenger hunt at a natural history museum, create a play on words originating from the venue name or based on one of the exhibits.
  • Keep your team name age-appropriate. Family-friendly scavenger hunt names should be kept “G”-rated. If you’re attending an adults-only event, you may be a bit more risqué with your team name — but keep in mind who else will attend the event and whether your name suits the environment.
  • Get creative! Scavenger hunting doesn’t have a list of terms or rules to research and get inspiration from, as other team-related activities do. Instead, you have total creative freedom over your team name. For a start, you might want to look up animals that are scavengers and synonyms for words like “scavenger” or “search.” If you use a favorite movie or book character for inspiration, just add a scavenger-related word or phrase to it to tie it in with the scavenger hunt theme (like we did with some of the Harry Potter-inspired names above).
  1. https://cityhunt.com/interesting-facts-about-scavenger-hunts/)

    Soon enough, people across the country, young and old, were designing their own hunts, some with special themes and cash prizes.((https://cityhunt.com/interesting-facts-about-scavenger-hunts/[]

  2. https://nationaltoday.com/national-scavenger-hunt-day/[]