Summit Bechtel Reserve is seeking photos of you as a Scout

Crack open the photo albums and grab that shoebox full of images.

The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia is seeking portraits of Scouts for a new exhibit at the Scott Visitor Center. These Scout portraits — spanning the years from 1910 to today — will form a permanent display at the new building, scheduled to open this October.

About 75 photos will be selected to represent Scouting’s past and its present, and one of them could be of you.

The team mostly needs photos from before the 1990s — aka the time you might have been a youth in Scouting.

Here are the details on how to submit:

Photo requirements

  • It should be a close-up portrait of a single individual, preferably from the torso up. In other words, not an action shot.
  • The Scout in the photo should be in uniform.
  • It should be from before 1990, but more recent photos will be considered.
  • You may send a lower-resolution image initially, but the photo should be available at a very high resolution.
  • If your photo is selected, the team will ask for a high-resolution image and may ask to borrow the original photo in order to make a scan of it. (Scanned photos will be returned.)
  • Photos should be submitted by May 5, 2015.

How to submit

Submit your images to and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Date of photo
  • City and state
  • Troop number

Note: Because of the volume of images expected, the SBR team can’t respond to everyone. Those who are selected will be contacted in the next few weeks.

Photo from Flickr: Some rights reserved by born1945

About Bryan Wendell 2949 Articles
Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.