Darien Dash, a town-wide scavenger hunt hosted by the Darien Youth Commission, will open registration on Monday, Feb. 27. A town-wide scavenger hunt hosted by the Darien Youth Commission. The hunt takes place on March 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Teams partaking in the scavenger hunt will compete to score the most points by answering town-based riddles and visiting participating merchants based on clues. The Darien Dash begins at the Town Hall gym, with check-in starting at 12:30 p.m., and ends at The Depot Youth Center on Heights Road, where points will be tallied and prizes given to winners.
Participation in the Darien Dash is open to all ages, but requires a vehicle and driver to travel about town, based on answers to riddles. Participants will be limited to the first 20 vehicles to register. Team members may not exceed the number of seatbelts in vehicles and signed waivers are required for participants under the age of 18. First, second and third place prizes will go to the teams with the most points. In the event of a tie, prizes will be given based on earliest arrival at The Depot.
The Darien Dash is one of many events hosted by the Darien Youth Commission, which develops enrichment programs and activities for youth. It is comprised of both adults and high school students. More information for the Darien Dash is available at darienct.gov/yc. Registration is open from Feb. 27 until March 8, or until the maximum number of 20 registrations is taken. Registration fee is $25 per vehicle. For additional questions, call the Youth Commission at 203-656-7388.