FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What puts the "Quest" in QuestFest?
The “Quest” in QuestFest stands for our main event– a two-day scavenger hunt through the Historic District of Savannah, GA! The twist? Teams are after experiences and not items. Using a smart phone, groups will choose challenges, submit photographic evidence and receive points via our QuestFest app. The challenges, which we’re calling Quests, are designed with Girl Scout values in mind, so while we’re having fun, we’ll be making the world a better place too!
When is the Quest?
QuestFest is July 13-16, 2017, but the actual Quest will take place in two sections. The first will be on Friday, July 14 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The second will be on Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Are there prizes?
Yes! On top of priceless memories, your team could walk away with cash and prizes. The winning team will receive $3,000 along with another $3,000 for their council, the second place team will receive $2,000 along with another $2,000 for their council and the third place team will receive $1,000 along with another $1,000 for their council. If a winning team is made up of members from multiple councils, the money will be distributed proportionately to team members and their councils. For more information on winnings, including the necessary paperwork and the collection process, please visit our registration page.
How do I build my team?
Teams must have between 10-15 people with a minimum of two adults and a maximum of five. We suggest getting a group together from your local council. Not only will this make for smoother planning but it will also keep your council from having to split prize money. Teams that register together in full will automatically receive 50 bonus points. To secure your spot, visit our registration page.
What if I don't have enough people to make a team?
Although we suggest pairing with others from your council, we’ll be happy to combine small groups together. Once registration closes, we’ll create teams and send out emails with contact information and details about check-in. To secure your spot, visit our registration page.
Who can participate?
Anyone who is a registered Girl Scout by June 1, 2017 can participate in the Quest with the exception of girls younger than rising 1st graders. If you are not a currently registered Girl Scout but would like to participate in QuestFest, please register through your local council using this link.
What age group is the Quest designed for?
Because QuestFest was created with different levels in mind, we can guarantee that both Brownies and Seniors alike will have an amazing time completing Quests that are both age-appropriate and worth equal points.
How can adults participate?
Several ways! As long as an adult is a currently registered Girl Scout, (s)he can participate on a team or as a volunteer. To register as a Girl Scout, find your local council here. To register for QuestFest, visit our registration page. To learn more about volunteering, please check our volunteer page.
Do girls need to be supervised?
Yes! This is not a drop off event. Girls will be racing through the Historic District to fulfill as many Quests as possible, so they’ll need supervision for safety. Girl Scouts of any age should have a parent or leader with them at all times.
Can we review the Quests ahead of time?
Nope! Although our Quests are a secret, we encourage you to check out some examples for an idea of what you might be doing. See a few examples here.
What should I bring for the Quest?
No worries– all Quests have been designed with your purse strings in mind! The necessary items will be easily accessible and included in our packing list. We’ll be sending this to you via email after registration closes on June 1, 2017. In the meantime, get yourself a good pair of walking shoes and double check that someone on your team has a smart phone (with data or wifi capabilities!) to download the QuestFet app.
What puts the "Fest" in QuestFest?
Girl Scout QuestFest is unlike any other Girl Scout event! Drawing troops from all over the country, QuestFest is the perfect opportunity to make new friends and enjoy old ones. When we’re not Questing, we’ll be enjoying a movie at the Historic Lucas Theater, Bridging across the iconic Talmadge Bridge, soaking up our Girl Scout heritage at landmarks across the city and jamming out to our well-known concert performer. For a full schedule of events, please visit our this page.
What is the Girl Scout Expo?
Get a taste of Savannah by exploring rows of booths from our sponsors and vendors. In addition to activities and giveaways, this makes for the perfect opportunity to check in, meet up with team members and exchange SWAPS with new friends. While it’s sure to be a blast, it’s not mandatory since teams have the option of checking in on Friday morning.
What movie is playing for Movie Night at the Lucas?
Movie Night is an optional event that will cost an additional $11. Because space is limited, we encourage those interested to sign up ASAP. The exact movie is TBA.
What is the Bridging?
Bridging ceremonies mark a girl’s move from one level of Girl Scouting to another. Just imagine your girl beaming with accomplishment as she symbolically marches across the Talmadge Bridge with her Girl Scout sisters! What a moment!
Is there transportation for the Bridging?
No fears! Because the Talmadge stretches over a mile, we’ve planned transportation to and from the Savannah Civic Center. Girls will only walk across the bridge once, and they won’t have to walk back to the festivities.
Who can register for the Bridging?
We’re bringing back an old favorite by offering the unique opportunity to Bridge over the iconic Talmadge Bridge! This is an optional (but unforgettable!) event will cost an additional $35 but is only open to girls 10 years or older. Adults planning to walk with their girl(s) will need to pay as well.
Do I have to be Bridging to participate?
No! Just celebrate yourself and your Girl Scout success in this symbolic 1.5 mile walk across the beautiful Talmadge Bridge. After all, you’ve come a long way!
Is the bridge shut down to cars on the day of the event?
No, the bridge will still be open for vehicles traveling southbound, but no fears—a comprehensive traffic plan has been designed in collaboration with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. The safety of all participants is of the upmost concern!
Who is playing at the Celebration Concert?
Votes are in! Our girls have chosen from a list of popular artists like Daya, Austin Mahone and Maddie & Tae, but concert information is still TBA. Check back soon for updates.
Can I attend the Celebration Concert without participating in the Quest?
Yep! After we announce the headliner, concert tickets will be available for purchase.
What is the Savannah Riverboat Cruise?
We’re excited to offer an evening cruise through Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Full of fun, dancing, singing and food, this experience will be an unforgettable addition to an already perfect weekend.
What's included in the price of the Riverboat?
Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner during this cruise. With live entertainment on board, singing and dancing are encouraged! You can venture onto our third deck and capture an amazing evening view of our beautiful historic city. Boarding starts at 6pm, and we’ll be sailing from 7-9pm. Menu and prices below:
Menu: Beef Carving Station, Savannah Shrimp & Grits, Fresh Catch of the Day, Baked Chicken with Artichoke Cream Sauce, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Squash Casserole, Seasonal Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Seasonal Fruits, Fresh Garden Greens w/Dressings & Toppings, Bread & Dessert Service. Iced Tea, Lemonade, Soft Drinks or Coffee.
Adult price – $68 – a $10 savings off the regular rate and inclusive of tax, port fees and gratuity.
Scout price – $45 – all registered Girl Scouts 18 & under – a $2 savings off the regular rate inclusive of tax, port fees and gratuity.
Why is the Riverboat the same time as the Lucas?
It’s good to have options! Let your girls decided between these two extras. You can always switch it up next year.
Can we bring SWAPS to QuestFest?
Of course! SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) are small tokens of friendship that girls exchange with other scouts while traveling, and while they are not necessary for QuestFest, they are highly encouraged. This will be a great opportunity collect unique SWAPS from all over the country!
How do I register for QuestFest?
If you are a currently registered Girl Scout, you can register online here. At this time, we are not accepting registrations in-person or by phone.
How do I register for Girl Scouts?
Who can register?
Girl Scout QuestFest is open to all registered Girl Scouts (adults included!) with the exception of Daisies entering Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten in Fall 2017. If you’re not a currently registered Girl Scout but would like to participate in Girl Scout QuestFest, please click here to find your local council and purchase a 2017 membership.
Can I travel with Daisies?
Please check with your local council as there are some varying restrictions on traveling with Daisies.
What is included in the registration fee?
Your QuestFest registration fee includes swag from our sponsors, participation in the Quest, admission into the Girl Scout Expo and a ticket to the Celebration Concert.
When is Early Bird registration deadline?
Early Bird registration is 1/31!
When is the deadline to register?
Final registration is 6/1!
How much does it cost?
Members of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia:
-Early Bird: $70 per girl or adult
-Regular: $85 per girl or adult
Members of other Girl Scout Councils:
-Early Bird: $85 per girl or adult
-Regular: $100 per girl or adult
What are the extra costs?
QuestFest registration includes swag from our sponsors, entrance to the Girl Scout expo, participation in the Quest and admission to the Celebration Concert. Everything else will be an additional charge. Groups will need to plan for transportation, lodging, meals, merchandise and the optional events listed below.
-Members of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia: $30 per person
-Members of other Girl Scout Councils: $35 per person
-Members of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia: $11 per person
-Members of other Girl Scout Councils: $11
When are payments due?
Upon registration, you are required to pay a $50 deposit. This will reserve your spot in the Quest. The rest of the payment is due by June 1, 2017.
What is the refund policy?
Cancellations received in writing by June 1, 2017 will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee.This $50 fee is per person.
Can I use Cookie Dough to pay for registration?
Yes, but only if you’re a part of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. Once you’ve paid your $50 deposit, GSHG members can use their 2017 Cookie Dough to pay for registration, Bridging, the movie night, the riverboat etc..
Are substitutions allowed?
Substitutions are allowed, but we regret that refunds will not be processed after June 1, 2017.
I've registered. When will I hear more?
Starting in late April, we’ll be contacting you via email with updates, fun tips, packing lists etc.. If you’re not getting the emails, check your spam folder. Still not seeing it? Contact our Marketing & Communications Specialist, Victoria Vanhuss, at email@example.com. She’ll add you to our list.
My council needs information for my trip form. Who do I contact?
Always feel free to contact us via our website, our Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, we’ve provided this insurance certificate for your use.
Savannah, GA has a rich Girl Scout history! Aside from a weekend of fun, this event gives scouts the opportunity to visit significant Girl Scout landmarks like Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace, Girl Scout First Headquarters and more.
What are the hours for FHQ and JGL's Birthplace?
As of now, the hours for JGL’s Birthplace are TBA. The hours for Girl Scout First Headquarters are listed below. For more information, please visit Girl Scout of Historic Georgia’s website here.
Tuesday, July 11th: Normal business hours
Wednesday, July 12th: Open to public as walk-in only from 10 am to 4 pm.
Thursday, July 13th: Open to public as walk-in only from 10 pm to 4 pm.
Friday, July 14th: Closed.
Saturday, July 15th: Open to public as walk-in only from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Sunday, July 16th: Open to public as walk-in only from noon to 4 pm.
Monday, July 17th: Open to public as walk-in only from 10 am to 4 pm.
Tuesday, July 18th: Resume normal business hours.
Is the Historic District safe?
Yes, the Historic District is safe! Even still, we are working closely with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department to ensure the safety of all participants.
Where should we stay in Savannah?
Check out our accommodations page for information about places to stay in the Savannah area and hotels offering discounts during the weekend of QuestFest.
How do we get to Savannah?
We get it— travel, lodging and food are huge expenses when embarking on a trip like this! But savvy planners already know that there’s more than one way to do something. Instead of flying or driving, consider coming to Savannah via Amtrack or Greyhound Bus. You’ll save money and make memories! For all transportation ideas, visit our transportation page.