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January-February 2014 ‘Where Am I?’ winner, location revealed

You don’t have to be an astronaut to recognize the terrain in our January-February “Where Am I? – Rise From the Ashes” contest.

284 readers submitted their guess of the mystery location, and we randomly selected lucky number 232 as our winner. Scouter Tina Klein from Kimberling City, Mo., guessed correct: Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho.

Klein has won a $100 Supply Group gift card to use at her local Scout Shop or at ScoutStuff.org. Congrats!

Don’t miss the latest March-April “Where Am I? – Path Less Traveled” contest. Examine a photo and description of this mystery spot, and submit your guess for a chance to win. Contest ends Friday, April 25.

Good luck!


Photograph by Daniela A. Nievergelt

Sept-Oct Where Am I Contest

September-October ‘Where Am I?’ winner, location revealed

One look at the photo is all it took for our September-October “Where Am I?” winner to recognize the mystery location: the Wind River Range in Wyoming.

142 readers submitted their guesses and random number 35 was chosen as our contest winner: Scouter Kathy Borrell of Cochranville, Penn., who says she’s backpacked the rugged terrain of the Wind River Range.

Borrell has won a $100 Supply Group gift card to use at her local Scout Shop or at ScoutStuff.org. Congrats!

Don’t miss the latest November-December “Where Am I?” contest that will challenge even the most well-traveled readers. Examine a photo and description of this mystery spot, and submit your guess for a chance to win. Contest ends Dec. 20.

Good luck!


Photo by W. Garth Dowling

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May-June 2013 ‘Where Am I?’ winner and location revealed

Nothing beats a day on the water — in my opinion, at least. Especially when you’re aboard a sailboat exploring new-to-you waters.

The secret location in the May-June 2013 “Where Am I?” contest is a popular boating destination that I’m itching to visit.

We received 257 guesses and randomly selected number 112 as our winner with the correct guess: Continue reading

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.

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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.

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

Aloha!

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

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September-October ‘Where Am I?’ winner and location revealed

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.

Good luck!

Photo by Leslie Henderson

Where Am I? July-August 2012

July-August ‘Where Am I?’ location—and winner!—revealed

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.

Good luck!