Win a free patch if you can Name That Council

Hmmmm......

If it seems like it’s been a while since I last posted a Name That Council, you’re right!

After a two-week hiatus, everybody’s favorite game is back with one of the toughest challenge in a while.

But first, a reminder about the rules:

  • Each week I select a council shoulder patch and use Photoshop to remove all text.
  • You guess the name of the council whose members wear the patch. If you’re right, you’re entered to win the patch.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed, and only one winner will be selected at random.
  • The deadline to enter is 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, April 14, 2011.
  • Enter after the jump.

The entry deadline has passed. Find the answer here

The winner was Tracy Bess of the Buckskin Council. There were 70 correct answers. 

Name That Council: March 18, 2011 solution

Alameda (California) Council patch

That bridge, those birds, and the boat. I hope those three clues were enough for you to correctly guess last week’s Name That Council.

Several of you spotted the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and chose the San Francisco Bay Area Council as your guess. Good try, but that’s not it.

To find the answer, you needed to go to the other side of the Bay and find the Alameda Council, based in Alameda, Calif., the island city south of Oakland.

If you came across the Alameda Council’s Web site, you would’ve seen a small image from the patch in the top left of the page.

Here’s a screenshot. Do you see it?

Michael Lightfoot of the Bay Area (Tex.) Council surely must have, and he’s the lucky winner of this week’s patch. Michael’s entry was randomly selected from among the 49 correct answers. There were 78 submitted guesses.

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council

Which council wears this patch?

After last week’s doozy, this week’s Name That Council should be a breeze. A cool ocean breeze, perhaps?

Good luck!

Name That Council rules:

  • Each week I select a council shoulder patch and use Photoshop to remove all text.
  • You guess the name of the council whose members wear the patch. If you’re right, you’re entered to win the patch.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • The deadline to enter is 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
  • I’ll select one person at random to be the winner.
  • Enter after the jump.

Sorry, the entry deadline has passed.

Name That Council: March 11, 2011 solution

Catalina Council shoulder patch

Scouter Seth sat there, stumped.

No matter how hard he searched for an answer to Friday’s Name That Council contest, he couldn’t solve the mystery.

Frustrated as he was, his Scouting spirit was high when he sent me this e-mail:

Bryan,

I have no idea.  I searched Google for 30 minutes, going through over 55 pages of results.  You picked a good one there buddy!!!

Yours in Scouting,

Seth

But there’s more. On our Facebook page, Scouter Randy smelled a conspiracy brewing with Friday’s contest: “Tricky,” he wrote. “Did you have the council remove this patch from their web site? I went to the council to which I thought it belonged and couldn’t find it anywhere?”

“Nope,” I responded. “I don’t have that kind of pull.”

I really don’t. I guess some patches are inherently more difficult to identify than others. The patch above belongs to the Tucson, Ariz.-based Catalina Council. And Randy’s right about the council’s Web site. It’s a slick-looking, easy-to-navigate site, but the council patch is nowhere to be found.

In spite of all of these factors working against you all, we have a winner: Bob McGuire of the Northeast Pennsylvania Council. Bob’s entry was one of 33 correct responses (out of 80 total). I’ll send Bob the Catalina Council patch right away.

Name That Council returns tomorrow. I hope this next one won’t be quite the stumper!

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council

Hmm....

Doesn’t this patch just make you want to saddle up a horse and go for a long, peaceful ride into the sunset?

O.K., maybe it’s just me.

Anyway, this week’s Name That Council patch takes you to the desert. But where? It’s up to you to find out.

Name That Council rules:

  • Each week I select a council shoulder patch and use Photoshop to remove all text.
  • You guess the name of the council whose members wear the patch, and you’re entered to win the patch.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • The deadline to enter is 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, March 17, 2011.
  • I’ll select one person at random to be the winner.
  • Enter after the jump.

Sorry, the entry deadline has passed. The winner was Bob McGuire of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council.

Name That Council: Feb. 25, 2011 solution

Cherokee Area Council shoulder patch

How’d you do with last week’s Name That Council?

There were exactly 64 of you who correctly guessed that the mystery council was the Cherokee Area Council, based in Bartlesville, Okla., about an hour north of Tulsa.

Several correct answers, but, alas, only one can be the lucky winner. This time, it’s Wesley Drumheller of the Colonial Virginia Council.

And next time? It could be you.

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council

Mystery Patch No. 51

Put down that report, and cancel your afternoon meetings. It’s Name That Council time.

Every Friday, I select a council shoulder strip and use Photoshop to remove all words from the patch. It’s up to you to identify the mystery council.

For this week’s patch, you’ll see that the Native American logo at the center is, quite literally, the biggest clue here. You’ll want to think of areas in the United States with rich Native American tradition.

Here are the Name That Council rules:

  • Guess the name of the council whose members wear the patch shown.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • The deadline to enter is 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 2, 2011.
  • I’ll select one person at random to be the winner.

This contest has closed. The winner was Wesley Drumheller of the Colonial Virginia Council.

Name That Council: Feb. 18, 2011 solution

Anthony Wayne Council shoulder patch

Anthony Wayne statue in Fort Wayne's Freimann Square. (Photo by g cobb on Flickr)

Revolutionary War buffs surely recognize the name of “Mad” Anthony Wayne, the American statesman and U.S. Army general.

Wayne, who was given the nickname “Mad Anthony” because of his fiery temperament, helped lead the Americans to victory in the Battle of Stony Point, among other important battles.

You’ll find his name in more than just history books, though.

The city of Fort Wayne, Ind., is named after him, and so is the BSA council there, Anthony Wayne Area Council.

You’ll also find “Mad Anthony” immortalized in the statue seen here, located in downtown Fort Wayne’s Freimann Square.

The Name That Council challenge asking you to identify Wayne and the council that shares his name was no match for Gene O’Rourke of the Dan Beard Council. He was the randomly selected winner from the 44 correct responses and will receive the free patch seen above.

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council: 50 patches and counting

Time flies when you’re having fun.

That explains why we’ve gone through 50 mystery councils in the blink of an eye.

And with roughly 250 councils still to go, I don’t plan on stopping any time soon.

This week’s patch, seen above, could be tricky, so here are a couple of clues:

  • Both the mystery council and the city in which it’s based are named after an American statesman.
  • The mystery council’s home city is the second-largest city in its state.

Have a guess? Then enter the Name That Council contest. Tell me the mystery council and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win the patch seen above.

The contest deadline has passed, but look for a new Name That Council every Friday!