What is “Scav,” you ask? It’s short for “the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt,” officially the largest scavenger hunt in the world, as of 2011. Check the Guinness Book of World Records, we’re in there. (Edit: as of September 13, 2014, Scav has been unseated by 2,079 Mormons. Damn you, Provo!)
I served as a captain for the Maclean House Scav team, formed in 2014. As captain (one of four), my duties included: being a figurehead, not sleeping, and organizing 30+ UChicago students to make as many silly items in four days as possible. I also designed a team T-shirt and maintain the team Tumblr.
Our team name this year was “Logging, Pimping, and Your Pal, Jim Nondorf,” so named because 1. “Logging and Pimping and ‘Your Pal, Jim'” is a short story written by Norman Maclean, our dorm’s namesake, and 2. Jim Nondorf is UChicago’s dean of admissions. Accordingly, I vectored Jim Nondorf as a lumberjack pimp.
After a fierce, divisive battle over what color to make the shirts, they were rush ordered to Maclean the day before Scav started. I didn’t vote for gold on navy, but I think it turned out pretty well:
The back of the T-shirt features Norman Maclean riding on a train, wielding a fishing rod as a whip, and the names of our generous sponsors! Illustrated by my fabulous co-captain Shelby:
And here’s a bunch of people wearing the shirt, just to prove we had a team:
About a month after Scav (approximately the length of time it takes to recover from four days of constant activity), I created and maintain the Maclean Scav Tumblr. It’s mostly used to post photos and reminiscences of the crazy four days,
and indoctrinate the first-years to do Scav. The Tumblr can be found here: macleanscav.tumblr.com