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Frequently Asked Questions about the Scavenger Hunt

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Donate Life Wyoming Scavenger Hunt!

Q: With concerns around COVID-19/coronavirus, is the Scavenger Hunt still happening?

A: The Scavenger Hunt event will be conducted virtually via the GooseChase phone app, enabling people from all across Wyoming and the United States to participate. We ask that all participants respect and follow their area’s local COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Q: How did this event come about?

A: We asked and you responded! Donor Alliance conducted national research, polled our local Advocate for Life volunteers and the general Wyoming public and a scavenger hunt was the event of choice. This is the first event of its kind in the national Donate Life community and Donor Alliance is proud to start this adventure in Casper, Wyoming.

Q: When does online registration close?

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A: Final online registration, for individuals and teams, closes on Thursday, August 25, 2021 at 6PM.

Q: Can I register day of?

A: No, the final opportunity to register for the event will be online before the deadline of 6pm on Wednesday August 25, 2021.

Q: What is the schedule of events?

    • Saturday, August 28, 2021
      • 10am to 12pm
        • Moment of Silence
        • Scavenger Hunt
        • Presentations and Stories of Hope
        • Ceremonial Bubble Release

Q: What does my event packet include?

A: Participants who register online will receive an event t-shirt; but sizing quantities are limited, so we encourage you to register early! All participants will receive a packet with various other fun Donate Life items; including bubbles for the Bubble Release Ceremony.

Please note, we cannot guarantee receipt of registration bags for registrations that happen after August 20, 2021 due to delayed mail.

Q: How long is the Scavenger Hunt?

A: The Scavenger Hunt will take place from 10am – 12pm on Saturday morning, August 28, 2021.

Q: Where does the Scavenger Hunt take place?

A: The Scavenger Hunt will be conducted via the GooseChase phone app, enabling people to participate virtually. All participants’ clue responses will be visible in the Community Feed on the app. Through the app, we can search for the answers to the Scavenger Hunt clues and come together to celebrate the gift of life.

Q: How do we get the GooseChase app and find the event?

A: The GooseChase app can be downloaded to your phone or mobile device by accessing your Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and searching for the name GooseChase. Once downloaded, returning participants can simple log in with your registration email and name from last year’s event. If you forgot your information, follow the prompts in GooseChase to reset your log in information.

New users will need to create a profile using the same email and name that you used to register for the Scavenger Hunt. This will help us determine winners easily.

Then search for the scavenger hunt by name “Donor Alliance Scavenger Hunt“. Select to join the event. The event will require a password. You will receive the password in an email confirmation after you register for the event.

Q: Does everyone need to register and download the GooseChase app?

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A: This is a common of the frequently asked questions! Every participant who will be actively participating and completing the missions of the scavenger hunt should register for the event and download the GooseChase app. This includes participation in-person and virtually.

However, if you are participating in the event with young family members (toddlers and elementary aged children), who will accompany you, but will not complete missions on their own – they do not need to register or download the GooseChase app.

The best part is that once the Scavenger Hunt event has concluded, participants can easily uninstall the GooseChase app. It is not necessary to keep the app installed on your phone after the event, freeing up space for you to enjoy other phone apps!

Q: What if I have a problem with the GooseChase app?

A: We encourage participants to download and log in to the GooseChase app after they receive their event registration confirmation email. The app is user-friendly and GooseChase provides a wealth of online tips and tricks to support the app. Find the support you need and answers to GooseChase’s frequently asked questions here!

Q: What are we looking for during the Scavenger Hunt?

A: This is a great frequently asked questions! The event is a morning of fun for the entire family with participants challenged to solve clues called missions in the GooseChase app. Through these missions, you will learn the facts of donation and transplantation and be inspired by stories of hope from local residents. You’ll also learn about other local organizations who support our mission to save lives. Missions will be the same for those participating in-person and those participating virtually.

Q: Will a winner of the Scavenger Hunt be announced?

A: Yes, there will be multiple winners announced and prizes awarded after the event. Winners will be notified on Monday, August 30, 2021, allowing time to review submissions. From local donations to cool Donate Life gear, don’t miss your chance to win!

Q: Where is the Donate Life Forest?

A: The Donate Life Forest is a special and unique part of the Scavenger Hunt event. Visit the virtual Donate Life Forest to honor, celebrate, and recognize those in your life who are connected to donation and transplantation.

Q: Can I request an Honorary Ornament with Donor Alliance?

A: Yes, we will still be offering honorary ornaments for those connected to donation and transplantation. Please make note to bring your ornament from the previous years to the event this year. The deadline to request an ornament and placement in the Donate Life Forest is August 13, 2021 at 12pm.

Honorary ornaments will be mailed with you registration bags. Please note, we cannot guarantee receipt of registration bags for registrations that happen after August 20, 2021.

Q: I heard something about an event playlist. Can you tell me more about it?

A: Absolutely! We have asked those connected to donation and transplantation to help us build a Spotify playlist that participants can listen to while participating in the Scavenger Hunt. The songs on the playlist might remind someone of a donor, a donor’s family or loved ones, or could be a song that kept a transplant recipient motivated throughout their transplant journey. Be sure to follow the Donor Alliance Scavenger Hunt on Spotify and enjoy it during the Scavenger Hunt event, or any time really!

Q: What if I cannot participate in the Scavenger Hunt event, but still want to show my support for organ, eye and tissue donation? What can I do?

A: There are 3 easy options for you to still show your support for donation and transplantation, even if you cannot participate in the event this year:

    1. Sign up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor at DonateLifeWyoming.org!
    2. Tell your friends and family about the Scavenger Hunt! Share on social media and encourage others to participate.
    3. Turn your passion into Advocacy by becoming an Advocate for Life volunteer! Check it out here.

Didn’t find your answer in these frequently asked questions? Please share your question with us at scavengerhunt@donoralliance.org and we will add it to our frequently asked questions list!

By participating in the Scavenger Hunt, it is required that all participants accept the Scavenger Hunt Event Waiver. Acknowledgement of the waiver takes in the Race Roster registration platform and in the mobile app, GooseChase. View the Scavenger Hunt Event Waiver here.