Contest - Scout Helping Others

Contest - Scout Helping Others

Essay Contest - Scouts helping others

One of the important tenets of Scouting is that a scout give back to the community they belong to by performing service projects. While all boys are required to perform a certain number of hours of service to fulfill their rank requirements, some Scouts take the part of the Scout Oath that says, "To help other people at all times;" and truly live it. These special Scouts exemplify cheerful service to others -- always being ready to help.

This contest is an opportunity for a Scout to recognize one of these special Scouts.

To enter this contest a Scout in good standing with a troop or crew will submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words on how another scout in his troop reached out and helped someone outside of the troop. 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
Helping Others

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

your essay

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 displayed with any published entry.

There are two ways that winners will be selected.

One entry will be selected from each sponsoring council, district and troop to receive a $100.00 first place award.

One entry will be selected from all other eligible entries to receive a $100.00 first place award.

For each award, $50.00 will be award to the scout that wrote the story and $50.00 will be award to the scout about whom the story was written.

Judging will be performed by the Nigel C Clarke Endowment and all decisions are final. Winers 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.