FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When is the Quest?

QuestFest is July 18-19, 2020.

Saturday will begin with the Opening Ceremony from 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. EDT
The Quests will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT

What puts the "Quest" in QuestFest?

The “Quest” in QuestFest stands for our main event, which, for the first time, will be a virtual scavenger hunt! The twist? Both competitive and noncompetitive teams are searching for experiences, not items. Using a smart phone, your team will choose challenges, submit photographic evidence and receive points via our QuestFest app.  The more creative a submission, the more points awarded! Make sure to think outside of the box and get inventive! The best part of the whole thing? The challenges, or QUESTS, are designed with Girl Scout values in mind, so while we’re having fun, we’ll also be making the world a better place!

Who can participate?

Anyone who is a registered Girl Scout by June 1, 2020 can participate in the Quest with the exception of girls younger than 6 years old. 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.

ALUMS, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE TOO – we’re adding a participation track just for Girl Scout alums! If you’ve ever been a Girl Scout, even if just one or two years as a Brownie, YOU are a Girl Scout alum!

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 QuestFest 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.

ALUMS, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE TOO – we’re adding a participation track just for Girl Scout alums! If you’ve ever been a Girl Scout, even if just one or two years as a Brownie, YOU are a Girl Scout alum! You can participate in the Quest itself on a non-competitive level!

What age group is the Quest designed for?

QuestFest activities vary in range of difficulty, and we can guarantee that everyone from age 6 to adults will find and complete “Quests” that they will have a great time tackling. However, based on previous year’s events, the ideal grade levels for competitive teams are Girl Scout Juniors and above due to the problem solving skills and physical requirements needed to enjoy the entire weekend of activities. If your team consists of mostly younger girls or you simply wish to participate at a more laid-back pace, consider registering your team in the non-competitive track.

Do girls need to be supervised?

Yes! Even though the event will be in the safety of your home, girls should still be supervised to make sure they are doing the challenges in a safe environment. Girl Scouts of any age should have a parent or leader with them at all times.

How do I build my team?

There are two different ways to build your team for QuestFest:

Competitive – In order to be eligible for prize money, teams must have between 8-15 people with a minimum of two adults and a maximum of four adults. 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.

Non-Competitive
– If your group does not meet the team size requirements for competition and you do NOT wish to split up and/or paired with another group, your team will still be able to participate for fun but will not be eligible for the prize money and will be considered a non-competitive team.

This year, a team can be any of the following:
–   Troops (your own or a combination of different troops – local, across the country, or even across the world!)
–   Groups (groups of Girl Scout friends)
–   Friends who sign up for Girl Scouts
      

What if I don't have enough people to build a team?

If you want to participate for prize money and don’t have enough people in your group to make a full team, you can reach out to other Girl Scouts to see if they’d like to combine teams so that you can still participate as in the competitive track. If you don’t want to participate for prize money and you do not have enough people to make a full competitive team, then you can just remain as your original team and participate for fun in our non-competitive track.

Are there prizes?

Yes! On top of priceless memories, your team could walk away with cash. Non-GSHG teams that are competitive  need to fill out a Council Authorization Form in order to receive prize money.

Do I need a Council Authorization Form?

Yes! If your team has signed up for the competitive track and aims to walk away with a cash prize, we’ll need a Council Authorization Form. These forms are due on June 26 and should be turned in to the email address listed on the top of the form. Note, if multiple councils will be competing on the same team, we’ll need two different forms. If the team is made up of all Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia members, don’t worry about turning in a Council Authorization Form. If for some reason your council is uncomfortable with the form, please have them email us at questfest@gshg.org. We’ll do our best to work with their needs.

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. Take a look at these sample Quests or see Quest photos from last year.

Who makes QuestFest possible?

QuestFest is the brainchild of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. As our primary fundraiser, we have enlisted the help of our partners. Check them out! 

When will the QuestFest store be open?

We will have plenty of QuestFest merchandise available for purchase on our GSHG’s online shop, beginning on July 1st! Take a look at the merchandise at https://www.girlscoutshop.com/

How will a Virtual QuestFest work?

Teams use their smart phones to solve clues, complete challenges, carry out random acts of kindness, and give back to the community! Girl Scouts will learn about Girl Scout heritage and traditions as they fulfill quests designed to connect them with their legacy and sisterhood.

 

What puts the "Fest" in QuestFest?

The “Fest” in QuestFest is the cherry on top of an epic day of Questing! On Sunday, July 19th, starting at 4:00 p.m. EDT, we will be holding a virtual closing celebration, The Big Reveal! You’ll have a great time at The Big Reveal where you will see the “Best Quest” video, PLUS a special virtual concert by Kristina Lachaga! The competitive teams will hear the announcement of winners and great cash prizes!

Can I purchase tickets after the deadline?

Late Registration will be allowed from June 2-26 this year. The cost to participate will increase after June 1 by $5.00.

How do I register for QuestFest?

Beginning February 1, 2020, all registered Girl Scouts will be able to register for QuestFest online here. Early bird discounts are available for everyone who registers in the month of February. We are unable to accept registrations in-person or by phone.

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 2020. If you’re not a currently registered Girl Scout but would like to participate in Girl Scout QuestFest, please find your local council and purchase a 2020 membership.

How do I register for Girl Scouts?

If you are not currently registered as a Girl Scout and would like to become one, please visit this page to find your local council and register through their website. Then, you can come back here and register for QuestFest here.

What are the prices?

Due to the change in events and having girls participate from home, prices have been reduced!

$25 for GSHG Council Girl Scouts.
$35 for non-GSHG Council Girl Scouts.

After June 1, the cost will increase by $5.

Cost is per person.

When are payments due?

Payment is due at the time of registration. This will reserve your spot in the Quest!

What is the refund policy?

Cancellations received in writing by…
February 1st- March 31st will receive a 50% refund per person.
April 1st- May 31st will receive a 25% refund per person.
Cancellations received after the registration deadline on June 1st will not be eligible for a refund.

Are substitutions allowed?

Yes, substitutions are allowed.

What are the extra costs?

There is no cost outside of the registration fee. QuestFest registration fee includes participation in the Quest, admission to the Opening Ceremony and The Big Reveal closing ceremony, swag, and a commemorative patch!

What does registration include?

Your QuestFest registration fee includes participation in the Quest, admission to the Opening Ceremony and The Big Reveal closing ceremony, swag, and a commemorative patch!

Can I use Cookie Points to pay for QuestFest?

Yes, but only if you’re a member of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. GSHG members can use their 2020 Cookie Points to pay for the remainder of their registration.

When is the registration deadline?

Registration for QuestFest ends on June 1, 2020. However, there is a Late Registration period from June 2- 26, with a $5 increase to the cost.

Do I need to pre-order the t-shirt?

The official t-shirt with the date and logo will only be available through pre-order on the registration site. The deadline to add that shirt to your order is the same as the event registration deadline – June 26, 2020.

I have questions that the FAQ didn't answer. Who do I call?

If you weren’t able to find your answer on our website or the FAQ and would like to speak with our small but mighty team, you can message us via Facebook, send us an email, or call GSHG’s Customer Care at 1-888-689-1912.