#IAmAScout Photo Contest

Submit your best Scouting photos and stories.

I am a Scout. Four simple, yet powerful words that say to world “I love this program and am proud to be in it”. Maybe it’s the friends you made, the skills you’ve learned, the adventures you’ve been on, or the challenges you’ve overcome that helped you find your passion for Scouting. Whatever it is, you’re a Scout and you’re proud of it.

We want to share with the world the best that Scouting has to offer, and we want the world to hear it from you!

  • What is your best Scouting story?
  • What is your favorite Scouting memory?
  • What is the best trip you ever went on?
  • What was the most meaningful experience during your time in Scouting?

It can be anything, as long as it meant something to you and makes you proud to say #IAmAScout. One (1) grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card to Scout Shop and five (5) secondary winners will receive an Osprey duffle bag. See official rules for more details.

Submit your photos below or share via social media using #IAmAScout.

Boy Scouts of America

Instagram Contest Official Rules


Eligibility: Entrants must be legal residents of the United States to enter the Instagram Contest” (“Contest”). Entrants must be 13 years of age or older at the time of entering. Employees of Boy Scouts of America (the “Sponsor”), its affiliated companies, subsidiaries, retailers, suppliers, vendors, sales representatives, distributors, advertising agencies, promotional suppliers, and their parent companies, agents, officers, directors, and the members of the immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such individuals, of each of the foregoing, are not eligible to enter the Contest.


Contest Period: This Contest begins on (09/16/19) at 12:00:00AM EDT and ends on (09/30/19) at 11:59:59PM EDT (“Contest Period”). Boy Scouts of America and affiliates will announce winners at the end of the contest period. Sponsor’s computer, or its third party service provider’s computer, is the official timekeeping device for the Contest.

How to Enter:

(a) ENTER VIA THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA INSTAGRAM PAGE: Enter via the official Instagram account for the Boy Scouts of America at https://www.instagram.com/boyscoutsofamerica/, and completing all required actions.

(b) ENTER ONLINE VIA SCOUTING.ORG: Enter via www.scouting.org/photo-contest/ and completing all required actions.

(b) ENTER BY MAIL: The Contest may be entered by mailing, via United States first class mail, a 3″x5″ card containing your name, residence address, phone number, date of birth, and email address to: The Boy Scouts of America, “Instagram Contest”, PO Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079.

Entries containing false or fraudulent information will be disqualified. Unlimited entries per person per day regardless of the form of entry. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. Entries remain the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.

Each Contest entry must be the original creation of each entrant and must not contain any pre-existing, third party content. Third party content includes and is not limited to trademarks, brands, logos, images, visual effects and/or images that are not the property of the entrant. Each entry must be unique and not infringe the rights of any third party.

Entries that include offensive content, commercial content that promotes anything other than the products or services offered by the Sponsors or have been published prior to or during the Contest Period will be disqualified at any point during the Contest Period at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. The Sponsors reserve the right to remove and/or report any inappropriate images for any reason.

Contest entries must not contain content: where any persons are depicted to have taken excessive risks; that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, violent, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous; that promotes racism or hatred against any group or individual or that promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in the state or province where the photo was captured, produced or edited, as well as the laws and regulations of the United States.

All information collected through entry into the Contest will be used only in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy notice at: www.scouting.org/legal/privacy-policy/


One (1) grand prize winner will receive one (1) $500 gift card to ScoutShop.org

Five (5) secondary prize winners will receive one (1) Osprey Transporter 130 Duffel Bag ($180 value)

Drawing and Notification:

Winner(s) will be selected by BSA Marketing and Communications team members. Winners will be notified by direct message on Instagram, email, or first class mail, to the email address or mailing address provided with entry, within five (5) business days after the prize drawing. If a potential winner cannot be reached at the address provided and does not respond to Sponsor (or its third party service provider) within ten (10) days from receipt of the prize notification, or if he/she is found to be ineligible, or if he/she cannot or does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, an alternate winner will be selected by a second chance random drawing. Winner selections, winner notifications, and prize delivery will all be conducted by Sponsor.

Consent to Receive Email:

By participating in the Contest, you will OPT-IN to receive email or other communications from Sponsor and its affiliated partners. You may subsequently opt-out of the receipt of such email or communications by following the directions in the email or contacting that site. Your opt-out status will not affect your participation or chances to win in the Contest. During the Contest Period, however, you may nevertheless receive emails which Sponsor deems are related to the Contest and related programs.

General Conditions:

All Federal, state and local laws and regulations are applicable. All taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes), and any and all service charges or fees applicable to the prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. The prize winners may be required to execute (and have notarized) an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and a Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) which must be returned to and received by Sponsor or its third party service provider within ten (10) days from winners’ receipt of the Affidavit/Release. The winners may also be required to complete a Form 1099 before receiving their prize(s). The prize winners may also be required to send Sponsor appropriate proof of age. Any failure to comply with the foregoing will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be chosen. Return of the prize, the prize notification, or the Affidavit/Release as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. The winners’ entry into the Contest and/or acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its affiliates to use the winners’ name, address (city and state), the submitted photo and/or video, and/or likeness for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, including without limitation in Sponsor’s newsletters, on the Sponsor’s website located at www.Scouting.org, or Sponsor’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theboyscoutsofamerica/. All entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for the prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.


If, for reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, such as tampering or bugs or infection by computer virus, Sponsor at its sole discretion, reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the Contest, without liability. Sponsor is not responsible for its own, its third party service provider’s, or any entrant’s computer system, hardware, software or program malfunction or other errors, failures, delayed computer or email transmissions or network connections that are either human or technical in nature.

This Contest is void where prohibited, restricted or taxed by law.

Disclaimers: All Contest entrants agree that Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, sales representatives, distributors, advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively “Sponsor Affiliates”), shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from acceptance or use, including misuse, of the prize, or any entrant’s participation in the Contest, or any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, transmission line, computer system or network, computer equipment, hardware, software, or any combination thereof, or any entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), tampered with, garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.

Entrants also agree that Sponsor Affiliates are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or third person’s computer related to or resulting from the Contest or its prizes. Sponsor Affiliates are not liable for damage to a user’s computer system in any way due to an entrant’s participation in the Contest or downloading any information in connection with the Contest, including without limitation any server failure, lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest in the event that it becomes technically corrupted.

Rules/Winner List:

For an additional copy of these Official Rules or the name of the winners, send a stamped, self-address envelope, specifying your request to: Boy Scouts of America, “Instagram Contest” PO Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079. The winners’ names will be available after 10/11/19.

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