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.
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.
Photo by Hilary Coolidge.
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.
Photo by Sami Sarkis/Getty Images
What a view! And it’s one that doesn’t come without a little effort, either.
If you want to perch atop this rock wall, you’ve got to rope up and climb nearly 75 feet of vertical rock.
The location? Sam’s Throne, a secluded rock-climbing spot near Mt. Judea in Arkansas’ Ozark mountains.
Readers submitted 114 guesses to the September-October “Where Am I?” contest, and only 60 were correct. That means each submission had little more than a 50-percent chance of being correct. We used a random number generator to select the winning entry, number 17.
Despite the tough stakes, No. 17, Leslie Ratterman of Kansas, guessed right. In addition to her correct entry, she wrote, “This is one of our favorite places on the planet!” And with a view like the one above, it’s not hard to see why.
Congrats, Leslie! You’ve won a $100 Supply Group gift certificate to use at ScoutStuff.org or at your local Scout Shop.
We’ll continue our geography trivia in our next “Where Am I?” contest, featuring a far-off island. Can you guess the location? Examine the clues and the photo at this link, and submit your guess for a chance to win.
Photo by Leslie Henderson
Researching far-off destinations for the “Where Am I?” contests is one of my favorite things to do while on the job. Why? Because I always find myself in awe of how many cool places exist in our great nation.
Take, for instance, the secret location of the July-August challenge: Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa. As a midwesterner, I was surprised that I’d never heard of it before! And it appears that I wasn’t the only one: this contest had far fewer entries than normal, only 152 guesses.
New Jersey Scouter Jo Ann Marucci was randomly selected as the winning entry with the correct answer. Congrats, Jo Ann!
Can you guess where I ended up in the September-October “Where Am I?” challenge. Take your best shot.
As always, the same rules apply: Read the clues, examine the photo, and submit your guess. On Oct. 22, we’ll randomly select a correct guess to award one winner a $100 Supply Group gift card.
The May-June “Where Am I?” contest was tough, judging from the relatively small number of guesses. Only 315 entries were received, compared to 666 in the March-April contest. Many readers guessed “Arches National Park.” However, the true location of this picture is thousands of miles away from the sunburnt-orange Utah arches.
The answer? Twin Arches at Big South Fork National River and Recreation area in Tennessee. Congratulations to our winner, Lynn Jaffe, a committee member with Troop 719 in the Old Hickory Council, North Carolina.
And, just because we know you like a challenge, try your geography skills at a new “Where Am I?” contest starting today. Scouting magazine takes a break from printing in the summer months, but we’re still hosting a contest to keep our readers sharp. The same rules apply: Read the clues, examine the photo, and submit your guess. We’ll randomly select a correct guess to award one winner a $100 Supply Group gift card.
The “Where Am I?” — Sculpted Solace contest ends Aug. 13.
Take a peek at the photo from our March-April “Where Am I?” contest and you might think you’re standing in Wind Cave National Park.
But take a closer look at the clues: You can find “frosty, crystal-like adornments” in Jewel Cave National Monument, located in South Dakota’s Black Hills.
We received 666 responses, and randomly selected a winner—Greg Caporale, assistant Cub Master of Pack 326 in Smithtown, N.Y.
For winning, Greg receives a $100 gift card to use at his local Scout shop or at scoutstuff.org.
Didn’t win this time? Try again in our May-June “Where Am I?” contest. You have until June 25 to enter. Good luck!
Photo by Thorsten Scheuermann
I see a crater. With a lake in it.
Did the answer to our January-February 2012 “Where Am I?” reader contest jump out at you right away?
You weren’t alone.
We received roughly 1,200 responses, and all but a handful correctly guessed Crater Lake in Oregon.
But who was the lucky winner?
I can think of hundreds of reasons for you to visit the location pictured here and found on Page 46 of our November-December 2011 issue.
There’s the 300-foot redwoods, the massive limekilns, the cute otters diving into the sea, the banana slugs, the picturesque trails…
There’s also this: It’s the mystery location for our Where Am I? reader contest, and visiting there would surely give you an edge to enter and win a $100 BSA Supply Group gift card.
Talk about a visit that pays dividends!
Overflowing, pouring in, spilling over.
Good words for the waterfall pictured here, our September-October 2011 Where Am I? mystery location.
A fitting description, too, for the gush of guesses that filled our physical and virtual mailboxes over the past two months. Continue reading