Greetings, loyal readers! Last time we took you through an edge-of-your-seat rundown of our upcoming SCVNGR badges, Mother’s Day was coming up, and we hope you had a great one! However, we also hope you didn’t think we were going to forget about Father’s Day, which falls on June 17th. We have an amazing badge lined up there as well, though as we mentioned last time, let’s think of it as a “supplement” rather than passing it off as a present to your dad, shall we? He might not say anything at first, but you never want to mess with a guy that manly.
After that is the moment we’ve all been trained to wait for eagerly since kindergarten – the official First Day of Summer! Sure, the weather’s been warming up already by the time the Summer Solstice rolls around (there’s a reason they also call it Midsummer), and sure, you might not have quite the same endless three months of freedom stretching out in front of you like you did when you were younger, but there’s still something irresistible about it being official: it’s summer! Hooray, summer! Beat the heat and celebrate with this cool badge, available to everyone who checks in on June 20th.
Closing out the month from June 25th through July 8th is the Championships at Wimbledon, the most famous tennis event out there. Spectators traditionally mix up a heaping bowl of Pimm’s Cup and feast on strawberries with double cream. This strikes us here across the pond as less of a “tradition” than an “excuse for deliciousness,” but to be fair, that could be said of a lot of holidays. Either way, we hope you’ll love this badge we’re serving for the full two weeks. Unless you’re a tennis player yourself – then we hope you’ll cherish it.
While we try to figure out the proper recipe for the perfect batch of Pimm’s Cup (lemonade? mint? cucumber? Who knows), make sure to stir up your badge collection by playing SCVNGR all through June. And, of course, keep an eye on this blog for further updates about cool badges, challenges, events, and more!
Written by Megan Cunniff