How to Make a Passport or Sign-In Book

Quest Passport

You can use a Quest Passport book as a journal to keep track of your questing. Fill it with field notes, drawings—and the stamp imprints of all your completed quests! Complete 20 quests and send us a copy of your stamps and you will earn a beautiful patch and certificate! Complete 50 quests and we will reward you with a Valley Quest hat.

.    Young Questers 2012 (1)

Quest Sign-In Book

You can use one of these books as a sign-in book if you are making your own quest. Include the sign-in book in your treasure box along with a stamp, stamp pad, and any other information you would like to share with questers about your quest.

 

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Things You Will Need

  1. 1 piece of boxboard (old cereal box)
  2. 5 sheets of copy paper
  3. 1 sheet of colored construction paper
  4. 1 piece of cloth (11.5″ x 8″)
  5. Glue stick
  6. Scissors
  7. Stapler

Instructions

  1. MakingJournals_StampsFold five sheets of white copy paper in half. Cut on fold.
  2. Stack halves together and fold in half again. Set aside. These are your pages.
  3. Cut an old cereal box (or other piece of boxboard) into a rectangle 9.5″ x 6.5″.
  4. Fold cardboard in half. Cut in half, following along the crease.
  5. Cut cloth into a rectangle 11.5″ x 8″.
  6. Coat one side of both pieces of cardboard completely with gluestick. Press “glue sides” down on cloth, centered, with a half-inch space between the two pieces. Be sure there is at least a half-inch of cloth beyond the edges of the cardboard in each direction.
  7. Fold in four corners of cloth (triangles); secure with glue.
  8. Fold down four sides of excess cloth (long rectangles); secure with glue.
  9. Cut construction paper into a 6″ x 9″ rectangle. Cover one side of construction paper completely with gluestick.
  10. Press construction paper gluestick-side-down onto the cardboard to cover and secure excess cloth. Fold in half. Your cover is now complete.
  11. Nest your pages inside the cover, center, and secure with stapler. (You can also bind with needle and thread.) Your book is finished!
  12. You now have 20 pages to collect 20 stamps.

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— Sara Cottingham, Valley Quest Coordinator

Sara holds a BA in Geography and an MS in Community & Regional Planning, both from the University of Texas at Austin. A watershed planner by trade, Sara’s inner compass is guided by a passion for rural and mountainous places. After brief stints working for state and federal agencies, Sara spent the last four years cleaning up rivers in West Virginia. Her favorite pastimes include looking at maps, making art, exploring woods and rivers, and playing old-time fiddle and banjo for contra dances. Sara also maintains a private practice as an independent grant writer for nonprofits.