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FAQs as of March 2024
(Scroll to bottom for Rules and Terms)

  • When is “the Hunt” and what does it cost to join?
    We offer two types of Treasure Hunts: Armchair Hunts . . . All hunting is online. Clues are fairly easy and it’s a great way to sharpen your skills for the September BOTG Hunt. Hunt from the comfort of home, in the doctor’s waiting room, your office . . . wherever you take your device. In 2024, two separate Armchair Hunts will be offered – one on March 9th, a second in August. The August hunt will reveal a KEYWORD needed in the Boots on the Ground Hunt and give hunters an advantage! A $10 donation to join the March 9-10 Armchair Hunt will unlock the clues. Solve by the deadline and submit your answers. First place receives $100 or the choice of being in a drawing for one of the keys to our September 28th treasure. all other successful hunters will be in a drawing for a key too! Key holders must be present at the treasure chest opening to win the contents of the treasure chest. The Boots on the Ground Hunt . . . September 27-28, 2024 Hunters solve clues, then go outside to search for a little box hidden in Warren County, Ohio. Fri. Sep. 27th Clues 1, 2, and likely 3 emailed to all hunters at 5 p.m. Sat. Sep. 28th One or two final clues released at 8:30 a.m. and hunters head out for an adventurous day of fun. Check-in station closes at 3 p.m. Treasure Chest opening same day at check in station tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m. Key holders must be present at the treasure chest opening to win the contents of the treasure chest.
  • How is The Hunt For Good able to give away cash and prizes?
    We count on generous donations. In lieu of a registration fee, we would greatly appreciate a donation from you and all the adults hunting with you! We can't continue to provide this fun-filled community event without funding. We can’t continue providing hunts without donations and fun-loving, generous people who donate to our nonprofit. The Hunt for Good is designed to help people develop relationships, become part of our active and creative community, learn and appreciate local history, and financially support the wonderful non-profits serving our area. Thank you for your interest and support! The Hunt For Good is a 501(c)3 organization registered in the State of Ohio. EIN # 92-3713948 Please invest in our work by making a donation – click the Donate/Sponsor tab in the header.
  • Can my family and friends join me in the hunt?
    Absolutely! Teams are fun and more successful. Every adult (age 18+) who wants to be part of the fun should register at This is a fundraiser for St Zachary's Haven. This organization counts on registrations to help make our community safe, healthy, and a great place to live, so register all adults who participate in the treasure hunt. Every registration is a much-needed donation!
  • How can I increase my chances to win?
    You MUST register to win! The more people you have registered on your team, the better your chances to win. Only Registered Hunters can win or be in the drawing for a key, and a Registered Hunter can win only one key to a treasure chest containing cash (Except that the winner of the Boots on the ground Hunt wins two keys!). EVERY adult should register - PLEASE!
  • Is The Hunt For Good suitable for children?
    Children, age 12 and over, will enjoy participating with a parent or teacher. Registered hunters must be 18+ years or older, so an adult must register in order for minors to hunt. Minors cannot win a key or be awarded cash.
  • How do I get the clues?
    Clues are pdf documents that are released on our website with a code word we email to registered hunters. After you register, you will receive a welcome email with the details. Read these! There will be tips and a list of things you’ll need to have “at the ready.” Typically, BOTG clues are void of fancy colored graphics, so if you chose to print them, it won’t drain your printer ink. Normally, clues can be solved without printing them.
  • How hard are the clues?
    Clues are a bit easier than in 2024. And although hunters found them challenging, they agreed that the clues were fun and doable. TIP: Visit our Home Page and sharpen your skills in our new “Hunters in Training” tab. These six clues will be available on-going and are a great introduction to the types of clues to expect during a hunt. Teams are more successful during a real hunt because you’ll have a collection of skills and experiences. So, team-up!
  • If I win a key do get a cash award?
    YES! Every key holder wins cash BUT . . . . . You MUST BE AT THE TREASURE CHEST OPENING ON SEPTEMBER 28th to win your cash! The Treasure Chest Opening will be at the Check-in station tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday September 28th in Warren County, Ohio. Exact location will be announced the afternoon of September 28th! Eight keys will be awarded. One of those keys will open a treasure chest containing $1,000 cash. Two keys open a second chest containing $500, and a third chest contains $100 and 5 keys open that chest. These award dollars are provided to make this event possible, and we celebrate with our winners who receive cash. But consider giving back. In addition to a registration fee, please make a donation. We greatly appreciate your support.
  • How do I win a key to a treasure chest?
  • Is the treasure hunt over once the hidden item is found in the Armchair Hunt and when the little box is found in the BOTG hunt?
    The HUNT Continues until the posted ending time - even if you’re NOT first place, you can still win a key! You don’t have to be first to win a key and all key winners get cash!
  • When will the treasure chests be opened?
    Unless something unexpected happens, winners of BOTG hunt and keys will be announced Saturday, September 28th around 3 p.m. AT the BOTG Check in station. This will be immediately followed by the Treasure Chest Opening. Keys winners MUST be present to win cash in a treasure chest.
  • Are the hunts handicap accessible?
    Most of the clues can be solved without leaving your home. The Armchair Hunt requires no physical hunting at all and the Boots on the Ground (physical) hunt is a mixture of puzzle solving and traveling to locations to finalize the hunt solutions and locate the hidden box. If a member on your team can walk grassy hills, bend down, traverse a typical trail through a park, go up and down stairs, and do seven jumping jacks without collapsing, EVERYONE on your team can have a blast hunting.
  • I hate thinking that I might work on a clue, then never know if I got the right answer, or how close I was to the answer….
    We don’t like that either, so all Registered Hunters will be provided with a breakdown of the clue solutions after the event.
  • Where is the little wooden box hidden?
    Nice try, but we aren’t telling. We can say it’s hidden in a publicly accessible location in Warren County, Ohio. See official rules for more details. Happy Hunting!
  • Do I have to live in Warren County, Ohio to participate and/or win?
    Nope. Any adult U.S. citizen living anywhere can register, hunt, and win a key in either hunt. The Armchair Hunt is entirely online, so it’s possible to hunt from anywhere. The Boots on the Ground Hunt requires actual physical hunting, so registered hunters must be physically IN Warren County, Ohio to participate in the BOTG Hunt.
  • I want to HUNT! Is there anything else I should know?
    Anyone hunting without registering and providing their own email address can hunt, but they are NOT registered and therefore they are not eligible to submit solutions in the Armchair Hunt or check in during the BOTG Hunt. Official Rules and the Terms & Conditions are below - scroll down and click on links. Registered hunters must agree to these as part of the registration process. For all other questions please email the hunt coordinators at

We take your fun seriously...there are rules

All participants must register in order to submit answers and have a chance to win in either the Armchair or the Boots on the Ground Hunt. 


All participants must read and agree to abide by the Official Rules and the Terms of Agreement linked below.

In general: No structure, fence, wall, or any property needs to be altered or climbed to find the little treasure box in the BOTG Hunt.

. . . and follow them

. . . and agree to them

Rules & Terms
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