Lol! In the Winter Scavenger Hunt, we were allowed to carry items with us for the entire run. Littering was definitely not allowed, though.
So you (unintentionally) littered. I do think your score should be adjusted to subtract "a spoon in the trail."
Fair enough, she said, hanging her head in shame. I scored 238 points in the Trail Scavenger Hunt and the maximum we could claim was 100 points so the spoon will be deducted but will not result in a DNF.
Yeah, as I guy who got 100 points by leaving his yard and passing a horse farm on the way to a trail, I get the idea of a surfeit. (Also, having fewer than 100 points was allowed anyway...) It's the "littering" that should bring true shame.