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End of Summer Giveaway Winners

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End of Summer Giveaway Winners

Posted on 25 September 2011 by admin

Our End of the Summer Giveaway is over.  Thank you for all the entries!  We had 110 entries for three prizes.

The prizes were:

The winners are:

  • Amazon Gift Card – Rosie (entry #54)
  • BSA Deck of Knots – Doug (entry #16)
  • Coleman Flashlight – Henry (entry #104)

All of the winners have been contacted via email. 

Scouting News Feedback:

A big thank you to everyone that entered.  We received some great feedback on what visitors wanted to see on Scouting News:

  • More features on cub scouts!
  • Arts & Crafts Resources
  • Scouting tips and quick lessons. Something not everyone knows but should in order to be a better scouter.
  • Annual updates and pictures on the Summit
  • Information about Outstanding Pack/Troop Achievements
  • More Girl Scout info. I have both Boy & Girl Scouts in my home!
  • More info info on Patrol Z! :)  (All of the Patrol Z articles are featured on the Summit’s Blog)
  • More information on recruiting from other Pack’s
  • Less news release type articles 
  • Any inside-the-organization efforts to purge our anti-gay bigotry
  • I’d like to see what scout units aredoing aorund thecountry
  • Randomly spotlighted troops doing good turns.
  • Something to draw high school age kids to articles of interest to them
  • Turn the question thing into an online forum that you can use for publication in the Scouting magazine.  (Scouting News is not associated with Scouting Magazine.)
  • If I had one thought, it would be a place to collect cool scout links of the day – DIGG like.
  • How to make scouting a great opportunity for kids with hearing or seeing disabilities and how to keep parents with similar disabilities in the loop.
  • More contests and giveaways.  (We will try!)
  • What you have is good
  • Brief biographies of famous people that were Scouts
  • Maybe info about what people have done that goes above and beyond for scouting. We have someone like that in MN that I am happy to know.

Thanks for the great feedback and entries!

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Winners of the 100th Anniv Contest Announced

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Winners of the 100th Anniv Contest Announced

Posted on 16 February 2010 by Dan

On February 8th, Scouting News started the 100th Anniversary contest on Scouting News, and today we announce the winners! We had 44 entries to the contest during the one week period it was open. Thanks to everyone that entered!

How we selected the winner
In order to enter this contest, you had to:
1. Follow @ScoutingNews on Twitter.
2. Tweet a special message.

On Feb 16th at 0001 CST we took the twitter names of everyone that entered and placed them in a spreadsheet, which assigned a number to each entry.  At that point we used an online random number generator to select a number; the twitter name next to that number was our 1st winner.  We then removed that twitter name from the list, and repeated the process to determine the rest of our winners.

…and the winners are:
@tamerabennett – $25 Gift Certificate to the BoyScoutStore.com
@adeason123 – a copy of Boy Scouts of America: A Centennial History by Chuck Wills
@Troop141CC =a  copy of Boy Scouts of America’s Deck of Knots
@SM_Shawn – a copy of Boy Scouts of America’s Deck of Fishing
@sdunnin – a copy of A Scout Is… by Todd Shaw
@jamesmalachyrya – a copy of The Scoutmaster Minute: Your Handbook for Inspiring Moments by Ron Wend

All winners should be receiving a Direct Message from @ScoutingNews shortly.  Please reply with the required information in order to facilitate the sending of your prizes.

Once again, a big thank you to our site sponsors and everyone that entered. We’ll be having another contest shortly, so stay tuned!

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Happy 100th BSA!

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Happy 100th BSA!

Posted on 08 February 2010 by Dan

Today the Boy Scouts of America celebrates its centennial anniversary!  The program that has positively affected millions of children and young adults is 100 years old!  As everyone is aware the celebration started in 2009 and will continue throughout 2010, however Feb 8th is the actual anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America’s founding.

I can’t begin to cover all of the news stories about the 100th anniversary of the BSA, there are just too many!  I’d encourage you to spend some time reading and viewing some of the stories out there, you can find a wide selection searching Boy Scouts 100 on Google News.  You’ll find stories from http://kaaltv.com, NPR, myCentralJersey.com, Good Morning America, and more!

The celebration has been strong and shows no sign that it will lighten up any time soon.  Communities have rallied around the anniversary from companies providing free ice cream, businesses providing display space, all the way to corn mazes.

To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, Scouting News is holding numerous contests throughout the month of February.  The first contest starts today and there will be six winners!

About the Prizes:
There will be six winners in this 100th Anniversary contest.

1 winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the BoyScoutStore.com
1 winner will receive a copy of Boy Scouts of America: A Centennial History by Chuck Wills
1 winner will receive a copy of Boy Scouts of America’s Deck of Knots
1 winner will receive a copy of Boy Scouts of America’s Deck of Fishing
1 winner will receive a copy of A Scout Is… by Todd Shaw
1 winner will receive a copy of The Scoutmaster Minute: Your Handbook for Inspiring Moments by Ron Wendel

How do I enter?

Sorry but the contest is now over. Winners announced here: http://www.scoutingnews.org/2010/02/16/100th-winners-announced/

Contest runs from February 8, 2010 to February 15, 2010.  Six (6) winners will be selected at random from all entries received by 11:59pm CST on Feb 15th, 2010.  Prizes will be awarded in the order the winners are selected.  Winners will be contacted via Twitter DM and will be announced on Scouting News.

Additional Fine Print:

– Odds of winning depend on the number of entries.
– The tweeted message must be copied and pasted exactly as shown above.  If it is not we may not be able to find your entry.  We are not responsible for entries that are not tweeted as shown.
– Not responsible for entries with missing information. If the winner can not be reached, another entry will be selected.

Special thanks to Todd Shaw for providing A Scout is… for this contest.  Look for a review of his motivational book shortly (I’m almost done reading it!).  Also thanks to BoyScoutStore.com for sponsering Scouting News.

Good Luck and Happy 100th BSA!

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ClassB Summer 2009 Photo Sweepstakes

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ClassB Summer 2009 Photo Sweepstakes

Posted on 12 August 2009 by Dan

ClassBClassB.com an official licensee of the Boy Scouts of America for printed t-shirts is hosting a huge Summer Photo Sweepstakes. Visit the ClassB Summer 2009 Photo Sweepstakes Website for all the information you need to enter.

Here are a few highlights:

Prizes:
July 24th (One winner) – Scouting® Coin Knife
July 31st (Two winners) – Your choice of one ClassB™ retail t-shirt
August 7th (Three winners) – The Unofficial Official Handbook for Boys
August 14th (Four winners) – Your choice of one Cuppa® Scouting Mug
August 21st (Five winners) – Your choice of one Scouting® Deck
August 28th (One winner) – K&Company® Scrapbook with assorted accessories
September 4th (One winner) – $50 coupon good for future order of ClassB™ t-shirts

How to Enter:
1. Become a fan of ClassB™ on Facebook.
2. Upload a picture of your Scouts to the ClassB™ Fan Page Keeping in mind their safety guidelines.
3. Check Facebook each Friday to see if you won!

Visit the ClassB Summer 2009 Photo Sweepstakes Website for full information, entries, official rules, and winners!

Scouting News is not affiliated with the ClassB Summer 2009 Photo Sweepstakes in any way shape or form. The following post is just meant to make you aware of a fun contest from a company that is a strong supporter of Scouting.

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Boy’s Life Happy Birthday BSA Photo Contest!

Posted on 05 June 2009 by admin

Show off your photography skills in the Boys’ Life “Happy Birthday, BSA” photograph contest and your photograph just might appear on the cover of the February 2010 issue of Boys’ Life. What’s so special about February 2010? It’s the 100th birthday of the Boy Scouts of America!

The Boys’ Life “Happy Birthday, BSA” photograph contest is open to readers age 6 to 17. Its theme: The Five Pillars of Scouting. Use your imagination and come up with a photograph or photographs that illustrate one or more of these important BSA values:

• Character
• Leadership
• Achievement
• Outdoors
• Community Service

For complete rules and additional information check out the Boy’s Life Contest Website.

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Winner Announced: Spirit of Adventure Contest

Posted on 23 May 2009 by Dan

Ten days ago Scouting News launched a contest to win a copy of the book, Spirit of Adventure. In order to enter, folks had to visit BoyandGirlScouts.com, and then leave a comment with their favorite post.

The goal of the contest was to get readers excited about Alvin Townley’s newest book, Spirit of Adventure, and to thank Josh over at BoyandGirlScouts.com for sending me an advanced copy of the book so I could post my review of Spirit of Adventure.

Since I’m in a particularly generous mode, everyone who entered the contest will receive a copy of Spirit of Adventure. Okay, maybe its because only two people ended up entering…

So Congrats to Kris and Dirk! You should have an email from me shortly…

I’d still encourage you to check out Spirit of Adventure by Mr. Alvin Townley, even if you have to pay for it!


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*Update* Contest: Win a Copy of Spirit of Adventure

Posted on 13 May 2009 by Dan

*** Contest Closed ***

As stated in ScoutingNews’ review of Spirit of Adventure, we are giving away a copy of Alvin Townley’s latest book, Spirit of Adventure!

About the Prize:
A copy of Spirit of Adventure by Alvin Townley shipped directly to your door. To learn more about the book, you can read our review of Spirit of Adventure, or read the review at BoyandGirlScouts.com. Shipping to any US address will be covered.

How to Enter
***How to enter was updated to make it easier!***
Between now and May 22, 2009 do the following:
1. Visit BoyandGirlScouts.com.

2. Place a comment on this post (below) with the title of your favorite story at BoyandGirlScouts.com You must enter your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner – it will not be made public.

* Please note, your comment may be held in moderation until reviewed by an admin.

On May 23rd I will take all entries, assign them a number, and then use an online random number generator to pick the winner. Winner will be notified by email shortly thereafter.

Additional Fine Print:
– Open to entries from the United States only (Due to shipping restraints)
– Odds of winning depend on the number of entries.
– There will only be one prize awarded, winner will be picked at random from all entries recieved.
– Comments in moderation after the deadline will still be included.
– Not responsible for entries with missing or mistyped email addresses. If the winner can not be reached, another entry will be selected.

Good Luck!

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TrailStop Twitter Contest

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February Twitter Contest – $25 Gift Code for TrailStop.com

Posted on 27 February 2009 by Dan

TrailStop Twitter ContestWe promised a February Contest so here it is! (We know its a little late but hopefully you will agree it was worth the wait!)

This month Scouting News Visitors have a chance to win a $25 coupon code for TrailStop.com, which includes free FedEx Ground Shipping!

About the Prize:
The good folks over at TrailStop.com have offered up this month’s prize which is a $25 coupon code and free FedEx Ground Shipping!

If you haven’t checked out TrailStop.com yet, they offer a wide selection of Boy Scouts of America® Officially Licensed Products. Most products are discounted from the item’s list price and they guarentee your satisfaction 100%.

How do I enter?
To enter you need to do the following:
1. Join Twitter (If not already a member) – It’s Free!
2. Follow @ScoutingNews on Twitter.
3. Tweet the following message:

I just entered to win a $25 Gift Card from http://trailstop.com. To enter follow @ScoutingNews and retweet. http://xr.com/SNC0209

Contest runs from February 27, 2009 to March 13, 2009. One (1) winner will be selected at random from all entries and will be announced on Scouting News.

Additional Fine Print:
– Open to entries from the United States only (Due to shipping restraints)
– Odds of winning depend on the number of entries.

Good Luck!

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Caption Contest Winner Announced!

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Caption Contest Winner Announced!

Posted on 21 December 2008 by Dan

There were 14 great entries to the first Scouting News Caption Contest.

The task at hand was to provide a caption for this photo:

After the contest closed yesterday, I worked to narrow down the entries to one winning entry. I’ll be honest, it was a lot harder than I had expected, and I probably won’t hold another caption contest unless I can get someone else to judge it ; )

It came down to Ivan’s “Just a minute ago they let Den leader Bob know that committee was looking for a new Cubmaster.” and Steve’s “This was not what I had in mind when I was asked to run the meeting“.

In the end I only have one Scouting for Adventure Season One Dvd prize to give away so I had to pick one. I thought about flipping a coin or picking a random number, but in the end it came to my love of puns.

So the winner is Steve’s “This was not what I had in mind when I was asked to run the meeting“. Congratulations to Steve and to all the other entrants!

On a side note if anyone knows the individual in the picture or more of the story behind it please contact us. I’d like to do an interview with the Boston Marathon Cub Scout Leader!

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Contest: Caption This Photo!

Posted on 15 December 2008 by Dan

After the Scouting News We Are Americans, We Are Scouts Book contest was deemed a success, a few folks have asked for another one. Since its the holiday season and everyone is in a giving mood, why not?

We will be giving away a Scouting for Adventure Season One DVD!

This time around work is required to enter! In order to enter this Scouting News Contest you will have to provide a funny caption to this photo. Please read the rules below, and enter your caption in this posts comments. All captions must be entered as comments by 11:59pm CST on December 20th, 2008. Please remember some comments are moderated, your entry will appear after the moderator approves it.

A few rules: You may enter more than once. Caption must be left as a comment on this post. A valid email address (will not be made public) must be entered so we can contact the winner. Winning caption will be selected by the the staff of Scouting News (ie. Dan). The results are final. We are not responsible for technological problems that may occur. Captions must be Scout appropriate, entries that are deemed inappropriate will be deleted and will not be entered into consideration for the prize. Winner will be emailed and announced on December 21st, 2008.

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