Fun Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Adults

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Group Date Service Scavenger Hunt Idea For Adults

Mahatma Gandhi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Have you ever noticed that lovingly serving someone will often help more than anything else when you’re struggling with something? It may seem counter-intuitive. After all, we live in a “treat yourself” culture.

However, studies have shown that “during a crisis, those who cope the best are those who help others.” In that vein, we decided to create a service-oriented group date night that you can do with your friends. So gather your best couple’s friends and get ready for some fun service scavenger hunt ideas for adults!

Try one of these funny scavenger hunt ideas for adults. | The Dating Divas
A group of friends heads out on our service-themed adult scavenger hunt.

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Scavenger Hunt Involving Serving Others

We here at The Dating Divas have come up with some awesome scavenger hunt ideas over the years (we created a Scavenger Hunt Date Night and an After Dark Scavenger Hunt!) So when it comes to funny scavenger hunt ideas for adults, we hit the nail on the head! However, we thought that the idea of serving those around us could make for a really unique group date night, so this service scavenger hunt group date was born!

There are truly so many benefits to serving others, not the least of which is the service they actually receive! We have many date ideas focused around this idea of service, such as our Acts of Service Diner Date and our Service with Your Spouse.

But we especially love THIS particular date idea because it can be done in a group– which means more service all around, plus a super unique date night with scavenger hunt ideas for adults you haven’t tried before!

If you're looking for scavenger hunt ideas, try this fun group date with free printables. | The Dating Divas
Our free printable invite to do one of the fun scavenger hunt ideas for adults.

If you’re hyped up and ready to serve, keep scrolling for all the deets on this awesome group date night!

a Tradition of Service for Date Night

It’s no secret that The Dating Divas believe date night is SO important to your marriage. But can it also be beneficial to your other relationships? To that, we’d like to shout from the rooftops, YES!!!

We know it can be difficult to make friends as an adult. That’s why we believe it’s important to put some time and effort into your friendships while also finding ways to spend time with potential new friends. That’s why we’ve created an entire archive of group date ideas that make it easy for you to plan a get-together or party. Adding in a regular group date with your friends can be an awesome tradition for everyone involved.

Ultimately, we truly believe group dates can be a great way to improve your marriage AND your friendships. So with the benefits of service and regular date nights in mind, we present to you the ultimate service-themed group date that also improves your community! Are you sold yet?

Try this scavenger hunt for adults with your friends for the next group date night. | The Dating Divas
Our free printable service cards make for a fun scavenger hunt for adults.

Service Scavenger Hunt Group Date

We have used these scavenger hunt ideas to make this date so simple for you and your friends to serve others. PLUS, it ends with a fun group date, too. All you need are our free printables! Here is what you get when you click that “Download” button below:

  1. Invite: Invite as many friends as you want with this simple invite. You need to decide what time you want everyone to start and where and when you will all meet for dinner afterward. You also get to determine a reward for the winners! (More on that below.) So fill out the invites and mail, deliver, or take a photo and text it to your friends.
  2. Scavenger Score Sheet: On this sheet is a list of service suggestions broken out by point value. Each couple will need one of these score sheets to keep track of their earned points throughout the night (they can circle the ideas they complete.) This epic list of service ideas is just a start! Allow anyone on your team to do more, less, or partial of these ideas. Deliver this score sheet to each couple with the invite, print enough for each of you when you kick off the date, or simply send them a link to this page to print out their own beforehand.
  3. Pay It Forward Cards: Print off as many of these as you’d like, and hand them out to those you serve throughout the night. This is meant to encourage them to pay the service forward. How big of a ripple effect can your acts of service have?
  4. Inspirational Notes: These notes are perfect to put on car windshields to brighten someone’s day. Don’t forget that acts of service come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes the littlest things mean the most! Consider printing plenty of these to give to every couple participating in this group date.
If you and your friends are looking for scavenger hunt ideas for adults, look no further! | The Dating Divas
Our free printable kindness cards: One of our scavenger hunt ideas for adults.

Where to Serve

Where does this scavenger hunt need to happen? That’s the beauty of it– wherever you want! The service ideas are designed to be things that can be easily done in your community, specifically at places like a grocery store, library, a parking lot, or even wherever you are right from your phone!

You don’t have to do everything on the list. You get to choose what things will work best for you. But, of course, you get points for each act of service, so you want to do as many as possible to earn the most points out of the group!

This adult scavenger hunt is a great way to bring service to your community. | The Dating Divas
A woman delivers groceries to someone in need as part of her adult scavenger hunt.

Scavenger Hunt Rewards

Even an adult scavenger hunt needs a prize at the end! So, what is this reward all about? To keep things fun, you as a group get to decide on a fun “reward” for the couple that earns the most points through service on this date night. Here are a few fun ideas to choose from:

  • Winners don’t have to pay for dinner (everyone else split their cost).
  • Offer a night of babysitting for their next date night.
  • Winners wear crowns during dinner.
  • Get a gift card beforehand for the winners.
  • Winners plan the next group date.
  • Winners get a trophy.
  • Winners get a fun-themed gift basket.
Gather your friends for this fun scavenger hunt for adults service centered group date. | The Dating Divas
Our free printable score sheet for a fun scavenger hunt for adults.

Now you’ve got the ideas, get out there and get yourself some endorphins by serving others!

If you loved your adult scavenger hunt, be sure to check out our Splash Party Group Date, or our TikTok Video Challenge Group Date.

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    1. Adalis,

      That is such a good idea! I did this with my youth group as well and it was a big success. It really depends on the amount of time you have available and the distance you have. If you are in a neighborhood with everything nearby you could do it in 2 hours. If you are a little spread out and have some time maybe 3 hours. The idea is to do as many as possible in the given amount of time. We only do about an hour (2 at the very most) on our weeknight activities for our youth group so I adapted to 1 hour. We started at the store. Everyone had 20 minutes. Then 40 minutes to execute but we kept it to our neighborhood. If we did it on a Saturday we might be able to go downtown and hit some organizations that help others with a few hours. Or split up with different leaders aka drivers to get even more service done! 🙂 I would say give yourself enough time to have fun but short enough to make it a race!

    1. Hi Shawniece! Just scroll down to the bottom of the post and you’ll see a skinny pink rectangle that says “Click Here to Download.” Once you click on that, the free printables will open in a new window and you can download them to your computer and print. Hope that helps! 🙂

  1. Ladies,
    You’ve done it AGAIN! What a FABULOUSLY FANTASTIC idea! Not only is THIS a GREAT idea, but it’s accompanied by some of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL free printables I have EVER seen!!! ???

    I am going to apply these to MANY areas in my life!! This would be a GREAT activity, not only for dates, but “Girl’s Night Out”, Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, Relief Society Activities, Neighborhood Block Parties, Block Watch Meetings, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, even for FHE time, the options are ENDLESS! I can’t think of anything better than spending time with those you love while giving to others!!!!!

    Thank YOU, for sharing this ABSOLUTELY . . . FANTABULOUS (and GORGEOUS) ideas I’ve seen in a long time!!!!!

    1. Hi Kristina! Aw, thank you so much for your sweet comment! We are so glad you love the printables!! We hope you enjoyed using them and let us know next time you try another idea! XOXO

    1. Fabulous, Tala! We are so glad you loved it! Thanks for your comment and keep reading! We have all sorts of great group date ideas 🙂 XO!