Be Prepared Quest
Entered on: 6 February 2009
The Be Prepared (BP) Quest is a biennial event organized by the International Committee of Girl Guides Singapore which is open to members of the Asia Pacific Region and beyond. This is a quiz to promote the knowledge and spirit of International Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting.
Last November, participants were tested on their knowledge of WAGGGS and the United Nations, Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting in the Asia Pacific Region, Girl Guiding in Singapore and knowledge in Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting skills.
Fourty-three teams participated in this event, amongst which three teams were from the Girl Guides Association of Negara Brunei Darussalam and one from the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. The Preliminary Round was a written test, held on 26 November 2008. Much to the participants' anticipation, the results were announced on 29 November 2008. The best five teams based on the top average scores of the Preliminary Round (and the average scores between the qualifying teams were very close) proceeded to compete at the Finals.
The quiz was both exciting and challenging and enthralled the participants and the audience. There were three rounds for the finalists - an individual round, a team round and a buzzer (speed) round. In addition, there was a fourth round for the audience to participate. The questions included very wide ranging topics in Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting that required both theoretical knowledge as well as practical applications. The participants had to be very alert and quick in their responses.
The winners of BP Quest 2008 were: Henderson Secondary School (Champion), Girl Scouts of the Philippines (First Runner-Up), Raffles Girls' Secondary School (Second Runner-Up), Crez Crescent Girls' School (Third Runner-Up), Cedar Coy 2 - Cedar Girls' School (Fourth Runner-Up).
It was not all studies and hard work during the week. The international participants visited various places of attraction, sampled the gastronomic delights of Singapore, experienced the multi-racial cultures and much more! They went home with a truly unforgettable experience and made many new friends.
Member Organizations working on this project
- Girl Guides Singapore
Regions working on this project
- Asia Pacific
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