Congrats to the second winner of our Scouting Safety Quiz

More than 800 people tested their food safety knowledge in our March-April Scouting Safety Quiz in Scouting magazine. We selected one entrant at random to win a $100 Scout Shop gift card.

And that winner is Holly Sanders, committee treasurer of Troop 949 in Wentzville, Mo.

“It was a great refresher and reminder that the safety steps you take when cooking at home don’t change when you’re on a campout,” Sanders says of the quiz.

The “Go with your gut” quiz focused on how to prevent food-borne illnesses, detailing what temperature you should cook certain foods, how long perishable food can sit out and when you should wash your hands.

Sanders pointed out that Scouts and Scouters should have a meat thermometer as part of their camping gear, so they can accurately gauge if their food is cooked. She quoted barbecue blogger Craig “Meathead” Goldwyn, who wrote, “Cooking without a meat thermometer is like driving without a speedometer.”

She plans to use her gift card to purchase uniform apparel, merit badge books for the troop library and a lantern that has been on her Scouts’ wish list since last summer. Congratulations, Holly!

How did you do?

You can still take the “Go with your gut” quiz, but if you want to be entered in our next Scouting Safety Quiz contest, you’ll have to Do Your Best on our May-June quiz: “Water ways.” The quiz tests you on water safety, for both swimming and boating. Each issue of Scouting magazine will focus on a different BSA health and safety topic and offer an online version of the quiz where you can enter to win a prize.

At the end of the questions, you can submit your name and email address to be entered in the contest, which ends June 30, 2018. A few people took the last quiz more than once. If it bothers you that you didn’t get a 100, you’re more than welcome to take the quiz again. Just know that submitting your information multiple times does not increase your chances of winning.

You don’t have to get a perfect quiz score to be entered in the contest. We will draw one winner at random and will notify them via email. Good luck!

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Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is associate editor of Boys’ Life, Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines.