Montgomery Energy Connection (MEC) has partnered with the MoCo Show to announce 12 new restaurants in the Leisure Circuit of the 2020-21 MEC Scavenger Hunt! This fun, self-paced exploration activity leads residents around the county to discover restaurants that use energy-saving techniques. These restaurants are all part of the 2nd Taste of MoCo Passport created by the MoCo Show. Our intention with these new additions is to support local restaurants by helping residents discover what these establishments have to offer!
The first participant to visit the 12 new restaurants on the Leisure Circuit will receive their own Taste of MoCo Passport! The 2nd Edition of the Taste of MoCo Passport includes $200 worth of gift passes and free items from 24 restaurants across Montgomery County.
Every Friday, the MEC Instagram account will post a clue for a weekend Scavenger Hunt Challenge leading to one of the 12 new restaurants.
The first participant to post a selfie at the correct restaurant location and use the #MECScavengerHunt hashtag by Sunday will receive a Circuit Breaker Pack!
Introducing the Montgomery Energy Connection Scavenger Hunt! We are thrilled to launch this fun, self-paced exploration and discovery activity that is fun for all ages!
The Scavenger Hunt signs are up!! They went up the week of October 26, 2020 and since this is a year long event, you have time to complete this hunt over the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Have fun!
Explore the many ways you can be more energy and water efficient in your daily lives, helping our environment while keeping more money in your pocket. Get to know our remarkable Montgomery Energy Connection Partners and discover your community!
What is a Montgomery Energy Connection? Montgomery Energy Connection is a network of over sixty County agencies, local organizations, and businesses. Our goal is for us to all work together and help spread the message about home energy efficiency in our community.
It is easy to play, and the Scavenger Hunt will continue all year long! Simply visit a Scavenger Hunt location, hunt for the sign onsite, and text the customized code for steps to authenticate your visit. Play for a chance to receive a $25 gift certificate from a participating Montgomery Energy Connection Partner by completing any Scavenger Hunt Circuit!
Complete any Circuit to receive a prize! We have grouped similar Scavenger Hunt locations to create a Circuit, and you only need to visit 5 locations within a Circuit for a chance to receive a prize! The first participant to complete a circuit will receive a $25 gift certificate from a participating Montgomery Energy Connection Partner! All others will receive a Circuit Breaker Prize Pack. With 5 Circuits to choose from, we have a circuit for everyone from Libraries to Pools to Senior and Recreation Centers. And don’t miss the Leisure Circuit, which is filled with breweries, museums, and much more!
Participants and households can only receive a prize once per Circuit, and we hope you visit ALL 60+ participating Partner locations to be entered to receive a $100 Partner gift certificate.
For a complete listing of all Scavenger Hunt Partner locations and Circuit listings, please click here.
To view a MAP of the Scavenger Hunt Partner locations, please explore below:
In honor of Earth Month 2021, we have added a new Circuit!!! Montgomery Parks partnered with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Montgomery Energy Connection (MEC) to announce the Parks Circuit of the 2020-21 MEC Scavenger Hunt. This fun, self-paced exploration leads residents around the county to discover locations that use energy-saving techniques. All of the details and rules for the Parks Circuit are listed on the MEC’s webpage. Residents are encouraged to use the Home Energy Tip that is recommended at every location. For additional information on Montgomery Parks’ stewardship efforts, please visit the Sustainability Program page.
The County urges our residents and visitors to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. If you visit any of the Scavenger Hunt locations, please keep six feet between you and others at all times, do not touch surfaces such as water fountains, and athletic equipment at park locations, and always wear your mask.
The COVID-19 Local Order does not allow for events or activities of more than 50 people so please refrain from congregating in groups.
This webpage describes the official rules (“Official Rules”) of the Scavenger Hunt organized by the Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) and Montgomery Energy Connection (“MEC”), (the “Game”).
The object of this activity is for participants to learn about our partners’ energy and water efficiencies and learn how easy it is for them to also be efficient with energy and water usage in their homes. The game will provide Montgomery County residents and visitors the opportunity to connect with their community and explore the many ways they can also be energy and water efficient in their lives, helping our environment while keeping more money in their pockets. Information on how to enter and about the prizes is part of these Official Rules. To the extent of any inconsistency, these Official Rules prevail.
How to Play
4. To check in and authenticate a Scavenger Hunt location, Participants must text the provided customized code found on the bottom front of the on-site Scavenger Hunt sign to the provided toll-free number, also found on the bottom front of each sign.
5. A confirmation text will be returned to the Participant and request the Participant’s first and last name and, upon random selection, a selfie in front of the on-site Scavenger Hunt sign. Once the Participant’s full name information is returned via text, and possible on-site selfie, that location has completed the check in process.
6. Once a Participant finalizes check in at any 5 locations within an associated Circuit, the Participant will receive a prize. Those who complete the circuit must share an email to coordinate prize distribution via mail.
7. The first Participant to complete a Circuit will receive a $25 gift certificate from a participating Partner, while supplies last – there will be five total residents who receive this prize.
8. All other Participants completing a Circuit will receive a Circuit Prize Pack, containing promotional items, while supplies last.
9. Participant and/or Households can only receive one prize pack per calendar year (October 1, 2020 – October 1, 2021).
10. Participants who visit and finalize check ins at all participating 60+ Partner locations, will be entered to receive a $100 gift certificate from a participating Partner location and receive a Circuit Breaker Prize Pack, while supplies last.
11. Everyone who completes the circuits will be announced and congratulated on MEC Instagram upon approval of Participant.
Subject to the legal requirements outlined above, the Participants who complete a circuit will receive via mail/email:
Participation constitutes the Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in the Game, the Participant is representing and warranting that he/she/they has read and understood, and agrees to be bound by, these rules. Including the guides and rules referred to herein, these Official Rules constitute the entire agreement between the Participant, DEP and MEC in relation to the Game. They govern the Participant’s participation and supersede any prior or other agreements between the Participant, DEP and MEC and relating to the Game.