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


  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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Beth Roy

Food & Farm Manager

Valley Quest, Food & Farm

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Valley Quest, Food & Farm

— Beth Roy, Food & Farm Manager

Beth leads Vital Communities' Food & Farm team, including its Upper Valley Farm to School programming, and also oversees Valley Quest. Before joining Vital Communities, Beth worked in the environmental and place-based education fields for 17 years in various positions around New England including at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and as the Director of Education at the Nature Museum in Grafton, Vt. She previously served on the boards of the Vermont Science Teacher Association and the Vermont State-Wide Environmental Education Programs, a coalition of dozens of individuals and organizations promoting sustainability and environmental education in Vermont. Beth is a New Hampshire native and lives in Hartland, Vt., with her husband and two children, and serves on the Hartland School Board. When Beth is not working you will find her exploring the woods around her home with her family or cooking up a new taste test (made of local foods, of course!) for her children.

Sandy Gmur

Valley Quest Coordinator

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Valley Quest

— Sandy Gmur, Valley Quest Coordinator

Sandy joined Vital Communities in Fall 2019 to coordinate Valley Quest. Sandy moved back to the East Coast after 32 years in Santa Cruz, CA, and is thrilled to be involved with an organization so interconnected with the issues and services that make the Upper Valley region a vibrant, collaborative, and future-thinking community. Sandy has a BA in Anthropology from Vassar College and worked for several years in Somalia and Greece. She later worked in school administration and then as a Senior Program Associate for the nonprofit Life Lab. Sandy is a founding member of a cohousing community in Santa Cruz and now lives at Cobb Hill Cohousing in Hartland. She is an Executive Committee member of the Sierra Club Upper Valley and volunteers with the Connecticut River Conservancy. Her nurture away from work comes from taking long walks, skiing, cooking, gardening, bread baking, and enjoying time with friends and family.