2021 Photo Competition

Best Picture

Scouts looking down on Green River, Utah - Lee D (C216)

We established four Divisions – Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venture|Sea Scouts|Explorers, and Adults – and three sections within each – Scouts in Action, Nature, and Service. In total we received 151 submissions and awarded a First, Second, and Third place in each Division along with an overall winner. Judging took place at the Program Conference on October 16, 2021 with all attendees given the opportunity to view the submissions and vote their choices. 

We thank all those who participated and want to acknowledge the high quality and creativeness of the submissions. Over the course of the coming months, we’ll share those images on the Council’s Home page.

Cub Scouts Division

1st place: James S (P915)
2nd place: Elliot M (P203)
A rabbit in a wild flower meadow.
3rd place: Derek M (P915)

Scouts BSA Division

1st place: Victor C (T7062)
2nd place:Christian P (T874)
3rd place: Logan S (T269)

Venturers | Sea Scouts | Explorers

1st place: Lee D (C216)
2nd place:Celeste Mc (SS100)
3rd place: Vanessa C (C7062)


1st place: Mina Choo
2nd place : Mark Hovermale
3rd place: Bill Johansen

How to verify an out of Council Merit Badge Counselor.

First, try to connect the Scout and counselor in Scoutbook. If that is successful, the counselor is registered and qualified. If unsuccessful, go to the counselor’s home council and search for their Advancement Administrators. Most will have an email address for either the Council Advancement Committee or Professional Advisor. Send an email asking if the counselor has been registered and qualified for the merit badge(s) in question and the status of their Youth Protection Training. Ask California councils if the counselor has completed AB506 training and LiveScan. The unit leader’s “blue card” signature verifies their counselor credentials verification.


Sea Scouts




Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

Order of the Arrow