Contest - Scout Helping Scouts

Contest - Scout Helping Scouts

Essay Contest - Scouts helping Scouts

One of the important tenets of Scouting is that as a boy matures, he learns how to be a leader and that he gives back to the troop by teaching and guiding the younger scouts. While all boy are expected to 'give Scouting,' some boys excel at it. They have a way of encouraging, motivating, and making the younger boys feel like important parts of the troop or crew.

This contest is an opportunity for a younger Scout to recognize these special older 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 an older scout in his troop reached out and helped him or made him feel included. 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 Scouts

Body of the email
Scout's Name:
Scout's Age:
Older Scout's Name:
Older 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 published.

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 older scout about whom the story is 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.