Thousands of girl scouts participating in QuestFest in Savannah

Thousands of girl scouts participating in QuestFest in Savannah

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Girl Scouts from across the country will be in downtown Savannah over the next few days participating in the 2nd Annual Girl Scout QuestFest.

QuestFest 2018 is set for July 12-15. It is a festival that includes a series of events, but the main event is a two-day scavenger hunt that allows the girls to explore Savannah - the home of Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low.

Teams of girl scouts will be spread out across the Historic District completing in all kinds of tasks and competing for cash prizes. In addition to the big Scavenger Hunt, there's also a Girl Scout Expo, Movie Night at the Lucas Theater, and a Bridging Ceremony where the scouts get to walk from one end of the Talmadge Bridge to the other marking their transition into their next year of being a Girl Scout.

The Bridging Ceremony will take place Saturday morning, which means traffic will be impacted as they walk the bridge.

You may remember, the Girl Scouts proposed renaming the Talmadge Bridge the "Low Bridge" after the Girl Scouts founder, but the resolution died. The Girl Scouts delivered more than 10,000 signed petitions asking the Georgia General Assembly to honor their founder's legacy as a bridge builder by naming the iconic bridge for Low.

According to the QuestFest website, it still looks like the group is continuing to push for the name change.

QuestFest 2018 will wrap up on Saturday night with a big concert finale. It will take place at the Savannah Civic Center with several musical acts, including a choir from Orlando and Kristina Lachaga.

Volunteers are still needed for QuestFest. To find out how you can help out, click here.

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