May-June 2011 “Where Am I?” winner, mystery location revealed

For Patricia Davis, it was the “moss-covered cypress trees” that gave it away.

The Webelos leader in the Baltimore Area Council used that clue to correctly guess the mystery location in Scouting magazine’s May-June 2011 edition of “Where Am I?”

The correct answer? The Okefenokee Swamp, a 438,000-acre wetland on the Georgia-Florida border. In the clues, we also alluded to the “gator forecast,” something unique to Okefenokee.

Patricia’s entry was randomly selected from among 355 correct responses, so she wins the $100 gift card to the BSA’s Supply Group, good at local Scout Shops or

I spoke with Patricia by phone today to tell her she won the contest, and she was thrilled. This is her third time entering “Where Am I?” and her first win.

Patricia’s son was happy, too, she said. In fact, he was already thinking up ways to spend the $100 on the family’s next trip to the Scout Shop.

Not so fast, Patricia said.

“I told him I’ll be using it to buy uniforms,” she told me, explaining that she has three growing boys in the Scouting program.

Congrats to Patricia, and thanks to everyone for entering. We have a fun “Where Am I?” planned for the September-October 2011 issue, so don’t miss your next chance to win.

(Photo by Harris Hatcher)

One thought on “May-June 2011 “Where Am I?” winner, mystery location revealed

  1. In case anyone wants to know more – this cluster are the 5 remaining cypress trees of a group of 7 that used to be called the “7 Sisters.” According to stories, there is a local legend that they were so named after the 7 stars of the Pleiades constellation. They are located on the north side of Billy’s lake, not far from the entrance to the boat basin at Stephen C. Foster State Park (south entrance to the Okefenokee from Fargo, GA.) I worked as State Parks Regional Interpretive Naturalist in that are in the mid 1970’s and get back to the Swamp as often as I can. I now am Lead Naturalist at Catawba Science Center in Hickory, NC and am an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 250,

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