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Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh Launches City-wide Scavenger Hunt

Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh invites you to get outdoors and participate in our fun scavenger hunt from Sat., Aug. 1 – Sun., Aug. 16th around the city of Oshkosh to enjoy a safe and healthy activity as a family and help the Club celebrate our 50th anniversary!

All participants will receive cool Club swag, and those who find all scavenger hunt locations will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a one of five total grand prizes: a $50 gift card to one of the following local restaurants: Beckets, Gabe’s Wisconsin Kitchen and Tavern, Ground Round, Primo or TJ’s Harbor Restaurant.

How to Participate

1) Download our map with clues here.

2) Use the map to find our white “Proud Supporter” yard signs located outside of local businesses and partner agencies all over the city of Oshkosh from Sat., Aug. 1st through Sun., Aug. 16th.

3) Take photos of you and/or your family at each location.

4) Post your photos on Facebook, use hashtag #bgcosh50 in your post or email photos to

5) All participants who post their photos on Facebook using the hashtag #bgcosh50 or email in their photos by Sun., Aug. 16th will receive fun prizes which can be claimed by mail.

6) Participants who find ALL the signs and tag the Club or email their photos in by Sun., Aug. 16th will be entered to win one of five total grand prizes listed above.

You can also get involved in the Club’s anniversary by helping us paint the town Boys & Girls Club blue! Blue “Club Supporter” yard signs and t-shirts can be ordered online at cost here. City of Oshkosh bridges will also turn their lights blue for the month of August to celebrate and Mayor Lori Palmeri has officially declared August 30th “Boys & Girls Club Day.”

Another way the Club is celebrating our milestone 50th anniversary is by telling our story through art. Local artist Leif Larson created an amazing mural depicting the Club’s rich history in our community that is on display now through August in Downtown Oshkosh on the Wagner Opera House and is sponsored by Oshkosh Corporation. Be a part of history. Visit the mural, take a selfie by it, post it on social media and tag the Club @bgcosh or use hashtag #bgcosh50.

The Club is also celebrating our history by telling the unique, life-changing stories of members, parents/guardians, staff, volunteers and supporters on our social media channels and on the radio on WOSH 1490 every week throughout the year, a special opportunity which is sponsored by Shea Electric. Are you a past Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh member, volunteer, staff or friend of the Club? We would love to hear from you! Reach out to us online here.

50th anniversary festivities will be capped off with a citywide, end of the summer event, Block Party on Broad, presented by Amcor Packaging and CR Meyer, which will take place at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh on Sunday, August 30th, from 2-6 p.m.

Broad Street will close for live entertainment from Franki Moscato and DJ Jordan of Beats 2 Go (sponsored by Bridgeview Dental and Fox Valley Metrology), activities for families (sponsored by Hillary Anderson, Jim Feierstein, Culver’s, Kwik Trip and OptiVision), Club tours and more. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this free event. Please RSVP for this free event online here. The event is outdoors, however, attendees are encouraged to wear masks.

Countless youth and families have been impacted by the Club in the past five decades and we look forward to celebrating the Club’s amazing history with you, reuniting alumni and friends from years past and sharing memories together, because all of you really are “the Club”!

Thank you to the following Block Party on Broad event sponsors:

Event Sponsors Amcor and CR Meyer; Telling Our Story through Art Sponsor Oshkosh Corporation; Sharing Club Stories Sponsor Shea Electric; Promotional Sponsors 4imprint, Castle Pierce, OEC Graphics, Oshkosh Herald, MARCO Promos, 1490 WOSH, Werner Electric; Entertainment Sponsors Bridgeview Dental and Fox Valley Metrology; Honoring Alumni & Friends Sponsor Brookfield Badger Insurance; and Family Fun Sponsors Hillary Anderson & Jim Feierstein, Culver’s, Kwik Trip and OptiVision LLP.