Readers submitted nearly a thousand entries in our "Capture the Spirit of Scouting" photo contest. Here are the judges' prizewinning picks.
How do you define "Scout Spirit?" Is it fun and games among Tiger Cub buddies? Or sledding at a Cub Scout winter weekend? How about a Scout's solemn remembrance at a national cemetery? Or the thrills of a Venturer's high adventure trek?
All the above qualify as did nearly 1,000 other reader entries in Scouting magazine's "Capture the Spirit of Scouting" photo contest.
Terry Chan's grand-prize winner shows an "injured" Scout receiving treatment at a camporee's first-aid skills event. "He was trying very hard to act injured and in severe pain; however, with all the bandaging and tending to, I think this event was just too much fun for the young Scout and his peers," said Chan, a unit commissioner from Troop 301, Alhambra, Calif.
Judges were Scouting magazine staffers John R. Fulton Jr., photo editor; Nichole Stephens, assistant photo editor; Jon C. Halter, editor, and Scott Daniels, executive editor. Prizewinners received BSA Supply Division gift certificates as follows: Grand Prize$400; First Place$300; Second Place$200; Third Place$100; Honorable Mention$25. In addition, all winners received a Juice S2 compact multipurpose tool, courtesy of Leatherman Tool Group Inc.
Look for details in the May-June 2002 issue about Scouting magazine's next reader competitiona "Wise and Witty" cartoon caption challenge.
And see the winning entries in past photograph, recipe, and essay competitions on the magazine's Web site, www.scoutingmagazine.org.
Troop 301, Alhambra, Calif., San Gabriel Valley Council
Scouts at the Mission Amigos District Camporee treat a patrol member's
"injuries" at the first-aid skills station.
Pack 140, Scottsville, N.Y., Otetiana Council
Fresh-powder sledding is a joyride for Chris McKean and his son, Luke, on a winter weekend at J. Warren Cutler Scout Reservation in Naples, N.Y.
Troop 148, Louisville, Ky., Lincoln Heritage Council
A jamboree team-building exercise requires Scouts to move each member of their patrol from one side of the web to the other.
Boring, Ore., Cascade Pacific Council
Andy Palioca and his son, Ethan, place American flags at Willamette National Cemetery gravesites in observance of Memorial Day.
Troop 514, La Grande, Ore., Blue Mountain Council
With Mount Rainier in the background, Dane Johnson kneels to fill a water bucket at a creek in the Goat Rocks Wilderness of south-central Washington.
Crouseville, Me., Katahdin Area Council
During a prejamboree tour of Arlington National Cemetery, Scouts Bryan Schurman, Brandon Corey, Taylor Scanlan, and Arron Sargent place a homemade wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Pack 324, Lake Jackson, Tex., Bay Area Council
Danny White, Justin Farrar, Adam Raiff, and Riley Yung share some fun following a pizza bash at Pack 324's blue and gold banquet.
Troop 30, Chattanooga, Tenn., Cherokee Area Council
First-year camper Jonathan Franklin uses some down time at Camp Daniel Boone near Canton, N.C., to relax and read
The Boy Scout Handbook.
Monterey, Calif., Monterey Bay Area Council
Troop 134 Scouts Benjamin Holland and Richard Hensley wash up after participating in the annual coastal cleanup at Seacliff State Beach.
Troop 655, Orlando, Fla., Central Florida Council
Scouts tie together spars, mount wheels, and race around a track in the "Lash Car Derby," one of the Camp La-No-Che camporee events at Winn Dixie Scout Reservation, Paisley, Fla.
Troop 429, Orem, Utah, Utah National Parks Council
The Mowersa Scouting familyone and all. Top, Jared and Tyler; bottom, Ryan, Nann, and Doug.
Tom Copeland Jr.,
Troop 109, Greensboro, N.C., Old North State Council
At the 2001 National Scout Jamboree, Bill Gatewood provides transportation for longtime friend and fellow Eagle Scout Joe Perkins, who has a spinal condition that prevents him from walking great distances.
Jupiter, Fla., Gulf Stream Council
Buddies Kristopher Waide, David Holder, and Jackie Holder team up at a
districtwide "Mosquitoree," an Alaskan-themed race in which Boy Scout "dogs" pull Cub Scouts on sleds over a wooded course at Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation.
Columbus, Ohio, Simon Kenton Council
Kevin Frick, Andrew Ward, and Logan McLeod of Pack 28 salute the flag during Memorial Day observances in Grandview Heights.
Troop 114, Huntsville, Tex., Sam Houston Area Council
Troop 114 Scouts Kody McHenry and Josh Starkey hang out together after summer camp merit badge classes at El Rancho Cima in the Texas Hill Country.
Troop 133, Indiana, Pa., Penn's Woods Council
Chris Lieb initiates a splash war with Zachary Newquist as the Troop 133 Scouts raft the Youghiogheny River near Ohiopyle, Pa.
Pack 236, Hackettstown, N.J., Patriots' Path Council
Second-year Webelos Scout Daniel Hemmings gets up close and personal with nature during the West Morris District Cub Scout Family Camporee.
Troop 172, Centereach, N.Y., Suffolk County Council
Second Class Scout Chris Ryan plies his efforts at a secret fishing hole near Camp Sandy Beach at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Rhode Island.
River Edge, N.J., Northern New Jersey Council
An early morning fog hangs over Lake McRorie as Troop 184 Scouts paddle back to Cedarlands Scout Reservation following an overnight at an outpost camp.
Salem, N.H., Daniel Webster Council
Scouts and flags mass for the Pledge of Allegiance during the New Hampshire
Fall Jamboree at Gunstock Ski Area in Gilford, N.H.
Aloha, Ore., Cascade Pacific Council
Cub Scout Layne Duras tries out a rope bridge at Scoutrageous, a three-day "family friendly" event staged by the Cascade Pacific Council in northwest Oregon's Milo McIver National Park.
Berlin, Conn., Connecticut Rivers Council
Pack 13 Webelos Scouts Nicolas Tucciarone, Max Leiss, John Herrington, Kevin Cyr, Dominic Fischer, and (kneeling) Sean Cass are pumped with excitement during a Klondike Derby at Camp Mattatuck in Plymouth, Conn.
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