Name That Council: Feb. 11, 2011 solution

Two chances to win didn’t make Friday’s Name That Council contest twice as easy.

Only 42 people correctly guessed at least one of the two mystery council patches. Of those 42, just 25 correctly guessed both.

Those of you who follow Scouting magazine on Facebook were given a helpful clue: both of the councils hail from the same state. Did that clue help?

As always, I used a random-number generator to select the winners. There were two drawings—one for each patch. Entrants who had one correct answer received an entry in each drawing. Entrants who guessed both patches correctly received two entries in each drawing.

The answers are: Old Hickory Council (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Tuscarora Council (Goldsboro, N.C.).

Here are the winners:

  • Old Hickory Council patch: Ammon Weeks of the Inland Northwest Council in Idaho.
  • Tuscarora Council patch: John Papp of the Twin Rivers Council in New York.

Congratulations! Come back on Friday for the next Name That Council.

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council: Double Trouble

This is "Patch A"

This is "Patch B"

I know, I know. I’m sorry. With all the nasty weather last week, all hopes of a Name That Council contest kinda melted away.

But I come bearing gifts: Two mystery patches this week. The rules are slightly different this time:

  • There will be two drawings: One for “Patch A” and one for “Patch B.”
  • Give me the name of either patch, and you’ll get one entry in each drawing.
  • Give me the name of both patches, and you’ll get two entries in each drawing.

Got it?

There’s more: Be sure to “like” Scouting magazine on Facebook. I’ll be giving our Facebook friends a helpful hint about these mystery patches.

Here are the Name That Council rules:

  • Guess the names of the councils whose members wear the patches shown.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • The deadline to enter is 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011.
  • I’ll select two entrants at random to be the winners.

UPDATE: A winner has been selected. Find out who it is.

Name That Council: Jan. 28, 2011 solution



Just three clues adorn this patch, and one of them (the fleur-de-lis) isn’t much help for those of you hoping to Name That Council.

So you had to focus on that biplane, which might have tipped you off to the area’s affiliation with the Wright Brothers.

That could’ve meant one of two places. Either somewhere in North Carolina, where Orville and Wilbur had their first flight, or Dayton, Ohio, their hometown.

The latter would’ve led you to Miami Valley Council, which has its headquarters in Dayton. Ninety-two of you knew the right answer. Well done!

By the way, what’s the bug? Well, I learned today that it’s a shout-out to the council’s first Scout camp, called Cricket Holler Scout Camp, built in 1922.

Congrats to John Norkus, this week’s winner. I’ll send him a copy of the Miami Valley patch seen above.

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council (Jan. 28, 2011)

The fleur-de-lis, an old-school plane, and some sort of insect.

That’s it for clues for this week’s Name That Council.

On Wednesday I asked you if you like tough Name That Council patches or prefer only easy ones. Most of you were up for a challenge, so this is it. Good luck!

One quick note: With our transition to the new blog platform I’m now able to create a form for these contests, so you’ll no longer need to leave the site to enter. Just submit your guess below.

But first, the 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, Feb. 2, 2011.
  • I’ll take all of the correct answers and select one at random to be the winner.

Know that I won’t share or store your e-mail address or mailing address. I just need to know where to send the patch if you win.

Good luck!






Name That Council: Jan. 21, 2011 solution

I’m having a dilemma.

I can’t decide whether it’s good or bad when there aren’t very many correct answers for an edition of Name That Council.

On the one hand, an easier mystery patch, like the Baden-Powell Council, means more people have a chance to win.

On the other hand, a harder-to-guess patch, like that of Juniata Valley Council seen above, gives each person who enters better odds at the prize. Friday’s patch had just 38 correct responses.

Too easy, or too hard: What’s your preference?

My guess is that our winner this week, Dennis Gallagher of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, thrives on the challenge and prefers tough tests like this one. He’s rewarded with the patch seen above.

I’ll post the next challenge on Friday. I have several patches sitting in my drawer, so should I pick an easy one or a hard one? Tell me in the comments below.

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council (Jan. 21, 2011)

46-Altered

Take a trip down this valley and tell us the name of the council that wears the patch seen above. We've removed all of the words (except "BSA"), leaving behind only the colorful images.

Good luck!

Rules:

  • Guess the name of the council whose members wear the patch shown.
  • Submit your guess by e-mail to scoutingmag@gmail.com.
  • Make sure the subject line reads "Name That Council January 21"
  • Only one entry is allowed per person.

Include the following information with your entry:

  • Your name.
  • Your unit number.
  • Your council name.
  • Your mailing address. (Don't worry, we won't publish, use, or store this info. We just need to know where to send your patch if you win.)

The contest closes at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.

We'll announce the winner and the correct answer soon after the deadline. Good luck!

 

Name That Council: Jan. 14, 2011 solution

45-PioneerValley

For a patch with plenty of visual clues on it, this one sure was tough.

That's because the Pioneer Valley Council no longer exists. In June of 2008, the council merged with the Great Trails Council to form the new Western Massachusetts Council.

Forty-two of you knew the name of the former council that wore the patch seen above.

The Pioneer Valley Council's headquarters were in Chicopee, Mass., which is just up the river from Springfield, where basketball was invented.

If you spotted the basketball and hoop on the right side of the patch, you probably used that clue to help guide your search.

That might have been the case for this week's winner, Marshall Hollingsworth of the Heart of America Council in Kansas and Missouri. Marshall gets the patch seen above.

Keep entering each week for a chance to win Name That Council. New patches appear right here every Friday, and you have until 9 a.m. (ET) on the following Wednesday to send us your guess.

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council (Jan. 14, 2011)

45-Altered

You better be ready for a challenge if you hope to name the council that wore this patch.

That's right, wore. The council in question no longer exists because it merged with another council in summer 2008, meaning the patch seen above is out of print.

We've got one, though, and it will go to the winner of this week's Name That Council contest. This week, we'll want you to name the former council. We don't want the council's current name.

In other words, give us the name that actually appeared on the patch seen above. Do so and you'll be entered to win.

Rules:

  • Guess the name of the council whose members wear the patch shown.
  • Submit your guess by e-mail to scoutingmag@gmail.com.
  • Make sure the subject line reads "Name That Council January 14"
  • Only one entry is allowed per person.

Include the following information with your entry:

  • Your name.
  • Your unit number.
  • Your council name.
  • Your mailing address. (Don't worry, we won't publish, use, or store this info. We just need to know where to send your patch if you win.)

The contest closes at 9 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.

We'll announce the winner and the correct answer soon after the deadline. Good luck!

 

Name That Council: Jan. 7, 2010 solution

 

44-CentralFlorida

When you think of Florida, you think of amusement parks, space shuttles, and Florida orange juice (but not snow).

So when you saw a patch with two of those three things on it, you probably knew the state right away.

And an impressive 142 of you were able to further narrow it down to the Central Florida Council, based in the Orlando, Fla., area.

Only one of you could win, however, and that lucky person was Jenny Wertz, a Scouter in the nearby Gulf Ridge Council. Jenny gets the patch and our thanks for entering.

Ready for a tougher test? Then you won't want to miss Friday's Name That Council challenge.

Name That Council: Dec. 31, 2010 solution

43-CA-InlandEmpire
Friday's Name That Council took you on a cruise down historic Route 66, but how many of you knew which council featured the highway on its shoulder strip?

Fifty-one of you, to be exact. We took all those guesses and picked one winner at random. That was Brian Clark, from, yep, the California Inland Empire Council, headquartered in Redlands, Calif.

Before you ask, we do let Scouts and Scouters who are members of the mystery council enter our contest. But in the 43 editions of Name That Council, it's only happened twice.

Congrats, Brian, and enjoy your patch! As for the rest of you, we'll return Friday with another challenge.