“My favorite part was definitely the older girls working with and helping the younger ones as well as how welcoming and accommodating the city was. We will be back next year!”

“My girl had a great time, and I was very impressed with how well organized the event was. Kudos to everyone involved!”

“My favorite part was just getting to walk all over Savannah and learn about it. I’ve already added next year to our troop calendar!”

“I give it 5 stars. I had a blast!”

What exactly is this QUEST?
The “Quest” in QuestFest stands for our main event, which is an epic scavenger hunt through the Historic District of Savannah, GA! The twist? Both competitive and noncompetitive 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 more creative a submission, the more points awarded, so be sure to think outside of the box because the winning team will take home cash! The best part of the whole thing? 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!

The Quests will be top secret until the event kicks off, but there’s a few things you can do to prepare:

  • Make sure that at least one team member has a smart phone with data or WiFi capabilities.
  • One or two people from your team will need to be familiar with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Since the app won’t show a map of Quest locations, you’ll need to get creative and use clues to find the Quests. It might help to get familiar with Savannah Historic District, so it wouldn’t hurt to look over a map of the Savannah Historic District. Hello, Google Street View!
  • It’s all about strategy! The teams that win have a good plan in place. Although your team can’t really decide on a plan of attack until the Quest starts, leaders and parents can start thinking about how they want to facilitate a strategy session with their girls.
  • Remember to have fun! This is ultimately about the girls having an unforgettable experience. We hope that QuestFest will unleash her inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

Team packing list: 
Please start collecting items from our packing list. Plan to pack essentials like sunscreen, bug spray, walking shoes, a reusable water bottle, a smartphone with data or WiFi capabilities and a portable phone charger. You’ll also need the below items for Quests. (If you’re non-competitive, don’t stress too much about having these items at the ready, but it’s still encouraged. Some of them are donation items.)

Things you may want to bring more than one of:
Canned protein (chicken, tuna, beans, peanut butter, etc.)
School supplies (pencils, paper, markers, glue sticks, etc.)
Gently used children’s book

Practice in advance:
Learn the G.S. Promise in American Sign Language
Learn the song Moon River (or at least the chorus)
See the videos on our Fest page! These are songs from our performers, so the concert will be more fun if you learn songs like RSVP by Kristina Lachaga and Savannah by the Girl Scout Citrus Singers.

Random Quest supplies:
SWAPS (bring enough to trade at the Expo but some for the Quests too)
Small bar of soap
Hairspray/hair gel and hair ties
Sidewalk chalk
Measuring tape
Slinky

Know before you go!

There’s oodles going on! In an effort to communicate updates, details and final information, we’ve been sending weekly QuestFest Memos. If you are registered for the event and have not received an email, please check your spam folder or sign up here. Not only are we sending emails before the event but email will be a key way that we keep in touch during the event. For past email, see below:   

SAMPLE QUEST ITEM #1:
“The Land of Oz” ain’t got nothin’ on the City of Savannah… except a Yellow Brick Road. Meet us in Lafayette Square to color your teams section of the sidewalk.
20 points

SAMPLE QUEST ITEM #2:
Make like a Spice Girl and “tell us what you want, what you really really want” for girls around the globe by creating a sign for Project Everyone using the provided poster board. When you’re done creating, take a picture of at least three girls from your team standing on the steps of City Hall with their sign, and upload it using the hashtag #whatireallyreallywant.
Up to 30 points

SAMPLE QUEST ITEM #3:
Head over to Girl Scout First Headquarters to find a photo of JGL. Using our provided props, create a fabulous recreation!The more fun the pose, the more points earned.
Up to 15 points