2017 Spelling Bee & Geographic Bee


Friday November 10th, 2017 1:00-3:00pm, Fair Oaks Library, Fair Oaks, CA

The winner has an opportunity to fly to Washington D.C. and compete in the nationals hosted by Alex Trebek!

Students study on their own and in the second week in January they all compete for a chance to win. For the SPELLING BEE a list with words will be provided to study once the student has registered.


To Register (registration opening August 1st):

1.  Make sure SCOPE subscription is current – – open to Scope Members Only
2.  Indicate the name and grade of your child participating.  Participants must be 3 -8 grade during the 2017 – 2018 school year.  Must be younger than 15 on September 1, 2017
3.  Submit $15 per participant by October 9th, 2017.   This fee covers our registration with the Scripps National Spelling Bee ($115) & National Geographic Bee ( $120).


Make checks to:

c/oDonna Baird
Scope Spelling Bee Coordinator
Box 376, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

For more information email:  quinbaird@comcast.net

Note:  Participation has always been low.  Please encourage your child to sign-up.  It is a win win situation – – for the knowledge they attain through studying is worth it!! 


How to Ace the National Geographic Bee:

Deadline December 15, 2017

Official Study Guide, 4th Edition
National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book: Countries A to Z
GeoBee Challenge app for iPhone, iPod touch, ipad, Android and Nook color

– http://nationalgeographic.com/geobeeapp – links to download to your mobile device.

Local library also has previous GeoBee questions


  • Students will have 15 seconds to answer a question.
  • There is a choice of 2 answers to choose from in the first 3 rounds.
  • The Geography Bee covers the following material:
    • U.S.  Geography: States, rivers, borders, mountains
    • U.S Geographic Comparisons: Comparing States
    • U.S Physical Geography: Physical features of States
    • Continents: People groups, Seas, location
    • World Geography: Rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, borders
    • Cultural Geography: People groups & their cultures

Make checks to:

c/oDonna Baird
Scope Geography Bee Coordinator
Box 376, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

For more information email:  quinbaird@comcast.net