For Patricia Davis, it was the “moss-covered cypress trees” that gave it away.
The Webelos leader in the Baltimore Area Council used that clue to correctly guess the mystery location in Scouting magazine’s May-June 2011 edition of “Where Am I?”
The correct answer? The Okefenokee Swamp, a 438,000-acre wetland on the Georgia-Florida border. In the clues, we also alluded to the “gator forecast,” something unique to Okefenokee.
Patricia’s entry was randomly selected from among 355 correct responses, so she wins the $100 gift card to the BSA’s Supply Group, good at local Scout Shops or ScoutStuff.org.
I spoke with Patricia by phone today to tell her she won the contest, and she was thrilled. This is her third time entering “Where Am I?” and her first win.
Patricia’s son was happy, too, she said. In fact, he was already thinking up ways to spend the $100 on the family’s next trip to the Scout Shop.
Not so fast, Patricia said.
“I told him I’ll be using it to buy uniforms,” she told me, explaining that she has three growing boys in the Scouting program.
Congrats to Patricia, and thanks to everyone for entering. We have a fun “Where Am I?” planned for the September-October 2011 issue, so don’t miss your next chance to win.
(Photo by Harris Hatcher)