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August 23, 2019, by Victor Rivera

100th Anniversary Longhorn Council Camporee Video Scholarship Contest

The Longhorn Council is offering Scouts who achieved the rank of “Eagle Scout” while a member of a Longhorn Council Troop, Crew, or Team the opportunity to apply for a $1,000.00 scholarship by creating a 60 second to 2.5 minute video answering the following question: “How has Scouting impacted your life and your community?” The author of the 1st Place video will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship. The author of the 2nd place video will receive a $500.00 scholarship.

Entry in the Longhorn Council Scholarship Contest constitutes your acceptance of these official rules and eligibility requirements.



  • Entrant’s unit must be registered and attending the 100th Anniversary Council Camporee (not just the Entrant.)
  • Entrant must have achieved the rank of “Eagle Scout” while a member of a Troop, Crew, or Team in the Longhorn Council. Prior winners of the scholarship are not eligible.



  • Videos must answer the question: “How has Scouting impacted your life and your community?” One entry per Entrant.
  • All video entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM CST on November 1, 2019.
  • All video entries must be 60 to 150 seconds.
  • Entrant’s unit leader must check-in at 100th Anniversary Council Camporee registration tent and then at the Subaru Dealership booth on November 9th, 2019. Unit must have a representative at the Camporee Saturday evening show. (Entrants need not be present to win.)
  • Entrants must use the scholarship to attend an accredited two-year or four-year College or university and checks will be made payable to the institution.
  • For additional rules and details see details below.

Past winners of the Eagle Scout Video Scholarship.

  •  Chase Keller: T-507
  • Jackson Bradshaw: T-905
  • Seth Wood: T-344
  • Walker Southern: T-937


The Secretary of Education is required by law to publish a list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies that the Secretary determines to be reliable authorities as to the quality of education or training provided by the institutions of higher education and the higher education programs they accredit. The college that you will attend must be listed under this website:

All scholarship videos must be uploaded by November 1, 2019.


How to Enter: All contest entries must be submitted by uploading the file to the Drop Box link below:


Scholarship Submission Entrants are to prepare an original video that is 60 second to 2.5 minutes in length. When filming video, Entrants are to obtain written permission of third parties if filming on property other than that of the Entrant’s. If music is incorporated into the Entrant’s video, the Entrant is responsible for submitting a complete list of production credits. Music must be original or written permission by the music’s composer/author must be provided. If the individual uploading the video is a minor, he must sign a release form which needs to be signed by the Parent or their legal guardian. <<consent form <<


One video scholarship submission per Entrant. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. The video submission must meet the following criteria:

  • The video should reflect the Scout Oath and Law. (Video entries must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, and libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, indecent, slanderous, and discriminatory in any way).
  • It must not contain content, material, or any element that displays any third-party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark, or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party.
  • It must be an original, unpublished work that does not contain, incorporate, or otherwise use any content, music, material, or element that is owned by a third party or entity. Failing to provide proper documentation of permission to use such materials will result in the entry being disqualified.
  • It cannot be longer than 2.5 minutes. If it is longer than this, only the first 2.5 minutes will be evaluated.

·       It must be in a format compatible with YouTube, such as .WMV, .AVI, or .MP4, and must be successfully uploaded to the contest Drop Box link: 


Awards: The winners of the 2019 Longhorn Council Eagle Video Scholarship will receive scholarship awards of 1st Place – $1,000 and 2nd Place – $500, sponsored by Sam Pack Five Star Subaru of Grapevine.  Winners (or their unit representative) will be presented their award at the Council Camporee closing venue, November 10th.  Taxes are the sole responsibility of the scholarship winner.

Scholarship Judging:  The videos will be judged by a panel of 100th Anniversary Council Camporee volunteer leaders, Longhorn Council Board members and staff to determine the 1st and 2nd place winners.  The eligible video submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

• Originality/creativity

• Ability to deliver a message in a clear, cohesive, and impactful way

• Effectiveness in addressing the scholarship question

• Accuracy of information presented  Judges will evaluate and attribute a score to each Video based upon the criteria listed above. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the Video that received the next highest score will be chosen as the potential winner. The scholarship winner will be notified by phone and/or email. All funds will be made payable to the winner and the college/university they attend.

General Conditions: All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Longhorn Council reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant from the scholarship contest, if it reasonably believes that the entrant did not follow the guidelines set forth, such as by submitting video content that is inappropriate, or if the entrant provides false information within the context of the scholarship concerning identity, age, eligibility, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address. Longhorn Council and Boy Scouts of America also reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it reasonably believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the scholarship by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses other entrants, viewers, or the judges.

Rights As a condition of entry, entrant grants Longhorn Council and Boy Scouts of America a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, and nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, and publicly display a Video (1) for the purposes of allowing Longhorn Council and Boy Scouts of America and the judges to evaluate the Video for purposes of the scholarship,  and (2) in connection with advertising and promotion via communication to the public. Once submitted, video entries become the sole property of Longhorn Council and will not be returned.

No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law, not available to contestants in all states. Longhorn Council is not responsible for errors, fraud or other events affecting the Contest which are beyond Longhorn Council’s control. Longhorn Council reserves the right to terminate or modify the Contest at any time in its sole discretion. Consult your tax advisor for tax consequences of winning the Contest.  


 Publicity: As a condition of entry, entrant agrees to permit Longhorn Council to use their name and/or likeness and Video for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. The undersigned voluntarily consents to Longhorn Council permission to use my photograph(s), name, story and/or voice, for communication purposes, including without limitation in publications, on the Web, and releases Longhorn Council and its members from any liability that may result from a use consistent with said release.

Warranty: By entering, Entrant represents and warrants to Longhorn Council that the submitted video is the participant’s own original work; that the participant is the sole owner of the video and all the rights associated with it; that the video does not violate any rights of others; and that the video does not display any inappropriate material. In addition, participants release and hold harmless Longhorn Council, their respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, and representatives from all liability for any injuries, loss claim, action, demand, or damage of any kind arising from participation in the Longhorn Council Video Scholarship contest.

Entry Errors: Longhorn Council is not responsible for any malfunction of the scholarship submission site or any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or destroyed videos due to system errors. 


Please RSVP so we know you will be submitting a video.

John Park, 100th Anniversary Council Camporee Chairman, [email protected].

Bryan Stevenson, Camporee Show Chairman, [email protected].

Dietz Froehlich, Development Director, [email protected].

Kirk Thomas, IT/Marketing Specialist, [email protected].

James Johnson, Director of Development, [email protected].

Victor Rivera, Director of Marketing and Communications, [email protected].


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