Win a free patch if you can Name That Council (Dec. 31, 2010)

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The prominent sign for U.S. Route 66 on this week's Name That Council patch is a clue … somewhat. But considering that the famous road, one of the country's original highways, is nearly 2,500 miles long, it doesn't really narrow things down much.

But savvy Scouters might just be able to identify other clues on the patch. Can you?

We'll pick one lucky winner from the correct responses to receive the patch seen above.

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 December 31"
  • 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. 5, 2011.

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

 

Name That Council: Dec. 24, 2010 solution

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We hope you enjoyed reading the poem we wrote for Friday's episode of Name That Council. But we know that you'd enjoy winning the free patch even more, so let's get to the results.

As you can see above, the patch belongs to the Central Georgia Council based in Macon, Ga.

The holiday break reduced the number of blog visitors, so we only received 23 correct responses. We took all of those and selected one at random to win the prize. That was Scott Szilard of the San Diego Imperial Council. Scott gets the patch and our congratulations!

Name That Council is new every Friday. Come back then for a chance to win.

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council (Dec. 24, 2010)

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'Twas the day before Christmas when a new blog post appeared.

A happy Scouter awoke, took a look, and then cheered. 

For there he saw a patch with no words and few clues.

But he smiled and told his whole family the news.

"I recognize this fort, that flag, and the sky."

So he opened his e-mail and typed a reply.

Two weeks later, in his mail he saw a dispatch.

"You're the winner," it said, "so enjoy your free patch."

 

We hope you enjoyed our little poem, and we hope that you and your family are having a great holiday season. 

Just because it's the holidays, though, doesn't mean we're taking a break from Name That Council. The latest challenge is seen above, so read the rules below and send us your guess!

We'll pick one lucky winner from the correct responses to receive the patch seen above.

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 December 24"
  • 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, Dec. 29.

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

 

Name That Council: Dec. 17, 2010 solution

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Apparently we weren't the only ones who recognized a familiar face in Friday's Name That Council challenge. A record number of our readers, 119 to be exact, responded with the correct answer as well.

As many of you knew right away, the man in the patch is Scouting's founder, Robert Baden-Powell. That would only mean the council is the Binghamton, N.Y.-based Baden-Powell Council.

The council serves parts of central and southern New York and northern Pennsylvania. 

We took all of the 119 correct responses and randomly selected one winner: John Oldland, from the Westmore Fayette Council. John will receive the B-P Council patch. Congrats!

Come back on Friday for another Name That Council challenge, won't you?

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council (Dec. 17, 2010)

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Oh, man, who is that guy? I swear I've seen him before!

Figure out the name of that hat-wearing fella and you're on your way to naming that council. Once you've got it, simply send us your guess. Remember, the only way you can win is by entering!

We'll pick one lucky winner from the correct responses to receive the patch seen above. Good luck!

Here's a reminder about the rules and how to send us your guess:

  • 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 December 17"
  • 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, Dec. 22.

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

 

Name That Council: Dec. 10, 2010 solution

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Judging by the 98 correct responses we got to Friday's Name That Council, this patch contained, perhaps, too many clues.

But we like getting plenty of guesses, even if it reduces everyone's odds of winning the prize. This week's correct response was the Tall Pine Council, based in Flint, Mich. You surely recognized the outline of the State of Michigan, right?

And what was behind the state outline? A tall pine tree, of course.

Those two clues were enough for our winner, Ron Blaisdell, a Scouter in the Central Florida Council. He was randomly picked from all of the correct answers and wins this week's patch.

Fear not, all you Scouters who didn't win this time. Your next chance to enter comes on Friday.

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council (Dec. 10, 2010)

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Name That Council is too difficult, you say? Well, here's a patch where the council's service area is literally outlined on a map.

So figure out which state is outlined in gold and head off to your favorite search engine to learn which council inhabits that red-colored area. Then simply Name That Council!

As if that wasn't easy enough, look behind the outline of the state for another big clue.

We'll pick one lucky winner from the correct responses to receive the patch seen above. Good luck!

Here's a reminder about the rules and how to send us your guess:

  • Guess the name of the council whose members wear the patch shown.
  • Submit your guess by e-mail.
  • Make sure the subject line reads "Name That Council December 10"
  • 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 or use 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, Dec. 15.

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

 

Name That Council: Dec. 3, 2010 solution

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It's cold outside, folks. That's even more reason to be jealous of the men and women who are members of the Gulf Ridge Council, headquartered in Tampa, Fla. 

Tampa's highs will be in the mid-70s this weekend, meaning nobody there will be getting out the snow tires any time soon. Let's not mention that to our friends in Minneapolis, where it's currently 3 degrees!

But we digress. The Name That Council winner this week is Ryan S., a Scout in the San Diego Imperial Council. For correctly guessing the council's name, Ryan wins the patch shown above. Congrats!

A new Name That Council challenge will be posted right here on Friday, so stay tuned!

Win a free patch if you can Name That Council (Dec. 3, 2010)

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The vast expanse of blue thread on this patch in not unlike the vast expanse of blue ocean that Scouts and Scouters in this council get to enjoy every day. 

Name That Council, and you'll be entered to win the patch shown.

We'll pick one lucky winner from the correct responses to receive the patch seen above. Good luck!

Here's a reminder about the rules and how to send us your guess:

  • Guess the name of the council whose members wear the patch shown.
  • Submit your guess by e-mail.
  • Make sure the subject line reads "Name That Council December 3"
  • 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 or use 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, Dec. 8.

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

 

Name That Council: Nov. 19, 2010 solution

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We're back from our Thanksgiving vacation, and we're in the spirit of giving.

So we'll start the week by giving away the Coronado Area Council patch seen above to one lucky winner.

We took all of the 35 correct answers from the Nov. 19 edition of Name That Council and randomly selected one winner. That's Brent Sunderland, a Scouter from Narragansett Council. Brent will receive the patch seen above and our thanks for entering.

Come back on Friday for a new chance at winning a patch.