Hugely popular events where participants work in teams to find items on a list or clues to a treasure, scavenger hunts and treasure hunts are believed to have evolved from ancient Folk Games, according to one author Patricia Marx. But the concept of treasure hunt parties was made popular in the 1930s by gossip columnist, Elsa Maxwell. What’s old has once again become new in the 2020s with in-person and virtual treason hunts being held.

There are many variations of this activity like letterboxing and geocaching. Scavenger hunts have also moved online being played during the recent COVID-19 pandemic around the globe as a way to safely pass the time.

Scavenger hunt underway.

Entering a scavenger hunt usually requires forming a team between 3 and 6 players. And if you want to be the best or funniest team name around, we’ve got you covered. No need to hunt for these names! Kick back and relax while we bring creative team names to you organized by category below.

Scavenger Hunt Team Names

A team name with meaning can help to boost morale in your teammates and encourage players to push onward during the toughest challenge. Here are some of our favorite scavenger hunt names.

  • At a Fast Pace
  • Been Scavenging
  • Clueminati
  • Condor Community
  • Discovery Derelicts
  • Finding Nemo
  • Gatherers Guild
  • Go Get ‘Em!
  • Griffon Guild
  • Gumshoe Greats
  • Hawkshaw Heroes
  • Here We Go Again!
  • Hunters & Gatherers
  • Hunters for Hire
  • In Pursuit
  • Investigatory Services
  • Jabba the Hunt
  • Just Scratching Around
  • King Vultures
  • Looking High & Low
  • Masked Bandits
  • Mayhem Driven
  • On the Hunt
  • On the Trail
  • Paper Chasers
  • Ready to Rumble
  • Ready, Set, Scavenge
  • Recovery Rebels
  • Rogue Reveals
  • Rookies of the Year

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  • Scavenger Society
  • Scavengers of the Year
  • Scouring Around
  • Secret Shadowing
  • Set to Scavenge
  • Snoop Sisters
  • The Collectors
  • Deal Seekers
  • The Finding Fathers
  • The Foragers
  • The Hawk Eyes
  • The Inquiry Agents
  • The Mudlarks
  • The Private Eyes
  • The Rummager
  • The Scavenger PIs
  • The Searchers
  • The Silt Sifters
  • The Smarties
  • The Unquitters
  • Track, Trail, & Tail
  • Treasure Seekers
  • Unearthers

Quarantine Scavenger Hunt Team Names

Virtual scavenger hunt.

Even in the midst of quarantine, scavenger hunts still happened online. You can find all sorts of creative games for Zoom online that can be played with groups of people. Here are some great team names you can still use for the rest of the quarantine period and into the post-COVID era.

  • 3 Hours Behind
  • 3 Maskateers
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Clean Hands, Dirty Minds
  • Corona Convicts
  • COVIDiots
  • Drama Llamas and a Unicorn
  • From a Distance
  • Gone Viral
  • Hold My Bleach
  • Homebound Ninjas
  • Hydroxychloroqueens
  • Joan of Quark
  • Let’s Get Quizzical
  • Looks Like a Hat Day
  • Mad Sanitizers
  • Masked Hunters
  • Murder Hornets
  • My Corona
  • My Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem
  • Namaste Homies
  • Odd Man Out
  • QuaranTEAM
  • Quarantine Crew
  • Quarantine Queens
  • Quiztopher Walken
  • Reasonable Amount of Toilet Paper
  • Reclining Nudes
  • Red Hot Trivia Peppers
  • Risky Quizness
  • Sherlock Stay-at-Homes
  • Social Win-stancing
  • Sore Winners
  • Zoom to Me
  • Spanish Inquizitors
  • Temple of Zoom
  • Tentin Quarantino
  • The Covid Counting Beans
  • The Cuomosexuals
  • The Quarantine Contessa
  • The Two Cans
  • The Un-Quarantineables
  • Triviasaurus
  • Where’s the Gift Shop?
  • With Soap
  • Work from Homies
  • Year of Living Distantly
  • Zippy Zoom Bop
  • Zoom Zoom Champs

Treasure Hunt Team Name Ideas

A map and compass.

Treasure hunts are similar to scavenger hunts, but you find clues rather than collecting items. So for all those treasure hunt teams looking for the right team names, we have that treasure right here. Just follow the clues below…

  • Amazing Racers
  • Black Hawks
  • Bosses in Charge
  • Cannonball Runners
  • Class of the Titans
  • Crazy Chaps
  • Double Dare Dutches
  • Dream Team
  • Finders Keepers
  • Flying Monkeys
  • Follow the Leader
  • Fraud Monet
  • Gadget Gurus
  • Giant Eagles
  • Gold Miners
  • GPS This
  • Head Honchos
  • Hungry Bears
  • Hunt and Peckers
  • It’s a Mad Mad Team
  • Its Business Time
  • Killer Instinct

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  • Look Sharp
  • Looking for Clues
  • Mission Improbable
  • Mystery Inc.
  • No More Medals Please
  • Nut Crackers
  • Peas in the Pod
  • Piece of Cakes
  • Purely Original
  • Quality Control
  • Real Men of Genius
  • Silver Snakes
  • Sleepy Heads
  • Slime Balls
  • Team Innovation
  • Team Prosperity
  • The Capitalists
  • The Crafty Clue Crew
  • The Dream Team
  • The Finding Fathers
  • The Golden Diggers
  • The Hooters
  • The Hunter Games
  • The More Articles
  • The Scavengers!
  • The Searchers
  • The Fast Finders
  • Who’s on First
  • Wild Goose Chasers
  • X Marks the Spot

Virtual Scavenger Hunt Team Names

Scavenger hunt without leaving the house.

Virtual scavenger hunts are played online. Players are instructed to find a certain item to grab like a plate or pet and bring it back to the Zoom group before anyone else. Alternatively you can photo take photos of certain objects to share with the group. The team that scrambles to complete all the tasks before everyone else wins.

  • Agua Minions
  • Alien Potatoes
  • Always An Adventure
  • Black Hawks
  • Blue Wave
  • Boba and the Finders
  • Born to Wander
  • Creativity Crew
  • Deer Stalkers
  • Degas Nothing on Us
  • Digital Destroyers
  • Eye Spy
  • Lock Down Winners
  • Fat Ugly and Stupid
  • Web Cam Hunters
  • Finders Keepers
  • Fraud Monet
  • Last Shot
  • Net Surfers
  • Digital Detectives
  • No Loose Ends
  • Number Crunchers
  • Bedroom Lookers
  • Online Adventurers
  • Paper Pushers
  • Piece of Cakes
  • Plank Walkers
  • Nomad Finders
  • Product Pushers
  • Red Dragons
  • Object Hunters
  • Rising Cache Stars
  • Rolling with the Homies
  • Zoom Me Up Scotty
  • Scavenging Slingers
  • Nifty Needles
  • Screw Unicorns
  • Seven Stars
  • Sleuth Dogs
  • Bring Me In
  • Tech Geeks
  • Tech Pirates
  • Technical Knockouts
  • Stay at Home Hunters
  • The Brain Trust
  • Hallway Lookers
  • No Limit Seekers
  • The Clues Brothers
  • Dynamic Detectives
  • Black Belt Finders
  • Rooftop Revelers
  • Virtual Explorers
  • Freaky Finders
  • The Concept Crew
  • The Dream Builders
  • The Mind Readers
  • Team Apartment 13
  • Hide and Seekers
  • The Think Tank
  • Treasure Hunters
  • The Mental Detectors
  • Virtually Unbeatable
  • Virtual Maps
  • Vision Quest
  • Dutiful Detectives
  • Waffle House
  • We Thought This Was Bingo
  • Web Dominators

How to Create Your Own Scavenger Hunt

If you want to create a scavenger hunt at home, it’s not too difficult. All you need to do is find a few household items around the house and have the kids or adults look for them. Most treasure hunts include riddles that will make identifying each object a challenge. Here are some examples:

Find an object in the kitchen or living room you want to use in the hunt. Examples include:

  • Mixer
  • Spoon
  • Paper towels
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sink
  • Cutting board
  • Family photos
  • Coffee table books
  • Television

Next find a way to describe each object using clues like smell, touch, sight, or feeling. Here are some examples.

  • Clue: Mom, dad and sister are all smiling inside of me.
  • Answer: The picture frame.
  • Clue: I spin food around in circles and warm it up.
  • Answer: Microwave

As you can see creating your treasure hunt at home doesn’t need to be complex. With a bit of creativity you can keep kids and adults entertained for hours with this activity.

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