Enter daily to win KIND Snack Bars

Early spring, a complimentary box of KIND Snack Bars arrived at the Scouting magazine offices. The sweet, savory, and spicy snack bars quickly disappeared.

(Mmm. We take product testing very seriously.)

The KIND bars make a great afternoon treat, but they’re even better when enjoyed outdoors — on a hike, a long bike ride, or during an afternoon on the lake. The basic ingredients, like dried fruit and nuts, help make the bars guilt-free (with only 5 grams of sugar) while giving you a long-lasting snack to fuel your busy Scouting activities.

This month, four lucky winners in the July Fuel Up Giveaway will receive 12 KIND Snack Bars to help boost their energy during active endeavors. Enter daily for a chance to win before the contest ends July 31.

Good luck! And look below to see if you were one of four winners in June’s Get Your Feet Wet Giveaway featuring Merrell Footwear. Continue reading


More on the 2013 Silver Buffalo recipients’ service to youth

The Silver Buffalo Award recognizes leaders whose service to youth is broad-reaching—whether it’s the creation of exciting new programs, the organization of high-magnitude events, or bringing Scouting to under-served youth.

The award is Scouting’s highest honor, and this year’s class joins previous recipients such as Bill Gates, Robert Baden-Powell, Bob Hope, William Hillcourt, and many more.

In February, we announced the list of 2013 Silver Buffalo recipients. Now, learn more about these distinguished Scouters.

If you’re like me, just reading about the Scouting service listed below will make you reflect, give thanks, and even inspire the question, “How can I do more?”

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Enter daily to win a pair of Merrell Barefoot water shoes

Go barefoot at the lake without worrying about stepping on a painful rock thanks to a pair of Vibram-soled shoes.

The Merrell Barefoot Water Torrent Glove shoes protect bare feet during your favorite water sports — from stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, and more.

Enter to win one of four pairs of the Merrell shoes in the GET YOUR FEET WET GIVEAWAY, ending June 30.

Four winners will be randomly selected to choose their style (men’s/women’s) and color of Merrell Barefoot Water Torrent Glove shoes (a $100 value).

Good luck!

The GEAR UP AND GET OUT GIVEAWAY has ended with 4,000 entries. The winners of the May giveaway will be announced by June 7.


Enter daily to win Hydrapak, Road ID gear

Spring is here—so get outside!

To help make sure you’re ready for the adventures on your Scouting schedule, we’ve put together the Gear Up and Get Out Giveaway, featuring the Avila Hydrapak water reservoir ($60) and Road ID’s Wrist ID Elite personal identification armband ($30).

Three randomly selected winners will take home a prize package including both of the items above. With these new additions to your gear supply, you’ll be ready for mountain biking, hiking, trail running, and more.

And new this month, we’re asking entrants to tell us: Where are you exploring this spring?

Submit your entry along with your favorite getaway location and you could be randomly selected as one of three winners after the contest ends May 31.

Good luck!

We received more than 7,000 entries in the Be Prepared GiveawayThe below names were randomly selected as our six winners:

  • Adrienne Rubin, a committee member in Priceton, N.J.
  • Rick McKinstry, a Cubmaster in San Antonio, Texas
  • Terrel Schimpf, a pack trainer in Monett, Mo.
  • Dan Buchman, a Scoutmaster in Spring Hill, Kan.
  • Charles Raymo, an assistant Scoutmaster in Hickory, N.C.
  • Frank Ibero, a crew adviser in La Vista, Neb.
Where Am I? March-April 2013

March-April ‘Where Am I?’ contest location—and winner!—revealed

It’s a peculiar vision to see snow-capped mountains and dusty, hot sand all in the same line of sight. But these two geographic elements intertwine at the secret destination in the March-April “Where Am I?” contest.

The location? The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, 35 miles north of Alamosa, Colo.

We received 949 votes from readers, and we randomly selected number 585 as our winner.

Jonathan Alfaro (No. 585), a First Class Scout from Silver Spring, Md., submitted a correct guess, which means he will receive a $100 Supply Group gift card. Congratulations, Jonathan!

Want to try your luck on another round of geography trivia? Take a look at the photo and clues in our May-June contest.


Enter daily to win emergency-preparedness supplies

With summertime Scouting excursions on the horizon, it’s time to make sure each Scout or Venturer has the supplies he or she needs in case of an emergency in the outdoors.

If your troop or crew is getting ready for the jamboree in July, you’ll recall that each Scout (and adult) should carry a personal first-aid kit. And, given the rugged setting, it can’t hurt to have emergency survival supplies. After all, Scouts should be prepared for anything, right?

Try your luck at winning emergency equipment in April’s Be Prepared Giveaway. Enter daily for a chance to win one of three “Ultralight/Ultratight .9″ first-aid bundles by Adventure Medical Kits ($40) or one of three SOL “Origin” multitools featuring top-rated outdoor survival gear.

The contest ends April 30, at which time six winners will be randomly selected and randomly assigned to one of the six prizes.

Learn more about the gear up for grabs, and enter today.

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Investigate the archives for a chance to win a Stanley thermos

This month, we’re rolling out a fresh gear giveaway with a new twist: Instead of simply entering for a chance to win, readers must first investigate the Scouting magazine Archives to answer an elusive question.

Hop on over to the Bottled History contest to read the secret inquiry. (And if you solve the riddle, keep it to yourself so that you’ve got an extra advantage!)

Guess right and you may be one of five randomly selected winners to receive a limited edition 100th anniversary Stanley thermos ($40).

Just like Scouting magazine, Stanley is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. To kick off the bottle maker’s centennial, Stanley released a special 100th anniversary edition of its classic, steel-body thermos that holds 1 liter of fluid—keeping it hot or cold for up to 24 hours!

Read more about entering the contest, which ends March 31.

Good luck!

The three winners of the Snow Day Giveaway will be announced soon. Please stay tuned!


January-February ‘Where Am I?’ contest location, winner revealed

You might need to put on a jacket if you spend too much time studying the mystery photo from the January-February “Where Am I? — Freeze Frame” contest. The frosty scene appears to have stumped many of readers last month.

Out of 208 guesses, lucky reader Ben Lake of Georgetown, Texas, (number 92) takes home the $100 Supply Group gift card with the correct guess: Gulf Hagas, described as the “Grand Canyon of Maine.”

Gulf Hagas is a popular summer hike, but it also offers plenty to winter adventure-seekers.

We continue our geography trivia in the next “Where Am I? — Mountain Mirage” contest, featuring a view of mysterious sand dunes. Can you guess the location? Examine the clues and photo, and submit your guess for a chance to win. Contest ends April 19.

Good luck!

Photo by Hilary Coolidge.


Enter daily for a chance to win winter gear

Here in Texas, we don’t experience many snow days. But that doesn’t mean we don’t dream about them. And when dreaming up a picture-perfect snow day, a couple things come to mind: exploring a hushed, snow-covered trail, building a lumpy snowman, and drinking a steaming mug of hot cocoa—with extra marshmallows.

We can’t help you with the cocoa, the picturesque trail, or the snowman-building skills, but our SNOW DAY GIVEAWAY will award three winners some tools to help make their next snow day extra special: a durable pair of snowshoes, a water- and wind-proof pair of gloves, and a top-of-the-line pair of winter boots.

You can be one of three lucky winners who will take home one of the following prizes: a pair of MSR Evo snowshoes ($100), Mountain Hardwear Spearhead Mitts ($100), or Kamik KeystoneG boots ($240).

Read more about the gear in this story highlighting the top gear to help keep you warm during snowy adventures.

Three winners will be chosen at random during the week of March 4.

Don’t forget: You can earn extra entries by sharing the contest with friends using the “Tell-a-Friend” link. Enter now for a chance to win.

Good luck!

Click through to see who won the “Take the Chill Off” giveaway.

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November-December ‘Where Am I?’ contest winner, location revealed


We received a tremendous response to the November-December “Where Am I?” contest, which racked up 466 entries — 395 of those were correct guesses!

The answer to the riddle? Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs, located in the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

Using a random number generator, lucky digit 21 is our winner. That’s you, Steve Cline of the San Diego Imperial Council.

Congrats, Steve! You’ve won a $100 Supply Group gift certificate to use at ScoutStuff.org or at your local Scout Shop.

Starting today, we continue our geography trivia in our next “Where Am I?” contest, featuring a snowy locale. Can you guess the location? Examine the clues and the photo at this link, and submit your guess for a chance to win.

Good luck!

Photo by Sami Sarkis/Getty Images