Contest - Scout Law

Contest - Scout Law

Essay Contest - The Scout Law

As part of every Scout Master conference a Scout must answer the question, "How have I been living the Scout Law since my last Scout Master Conference?"

To enter this contest a Scout in good standing with a troop or crew will submit an essay of between 150 and 400 words on how they have lived a point of the Scout Law. The story must be true and written by the Scout, however he may seek editing help from another scout or an adult. Do not use the last name of anyone under the age of 18 in the essay. Since a Scout is trustworthy, the judges will trust that all entries meet these requirements.

To submit an entry, send an email to Please format the email as follows:

Title of the email
a point of the law

Body of the email
Scout's Name:
Scout's Age:
Council Number:
Scout Master's Name:
Scout Master's E-Mail:

your essay

Here is an example of an essay submission that is 319 words long.

All entries become the property of and may appear on the web site and/or printed material. Only the first names of scouts will be published.

There are two ways that winners will be selected.

One set of entries will be selected from each sponsoring council, district and troop.

One set of entries will be selected from all other eligible entries.

Each set of entries will consist of a $100.00 first place award, and five $20.00 runner up awards.

Judging will be performed by the Nigel C Clarke Endowment and all decisions are final. Winners will be posted on the web site. Awards and certificates will be delivered to the wining Scout's Scoutmaster so they may be presented during a meeting or court of honor.