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Thousands of Girl Scouts on ‘quest’ in Georgia’s oldest city

July 14, 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Thousands of Girl Scouts are converging on Georgia’s oldest city to undertake a competitive “quest.”

City officials in Savannah said in a news release they expect up to 5,000 Girl Scouts this weekend for the event known as QuestFest.

Teams of scouts were scheduled to fan out Saturday across the city’s downtown historic district on a scavenger hunt. The hunt focuses on challenges such as coloring a section of sidewalk in one of the oak-shaded squares or taking a photo with teammates on the steps of City Hall. QuestFest events run through Sunday.

Savannah is the birthplace of the Girl Scouts. Juliette Gordon Low founded the first troupe of girls in her hometown in 1912. Low’s birth home in the historic district remains a popular attraction for visiting Girl Scouts.

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