Pulitzer Center Update

2019 Scouting Programs

In eastern Turkey, Paul Salopek leads his mule past the Karakuş royal tomb, built in the first century B.C. by one of the area’s many ruling states. When Syrians began to pour over the border 70 miles to the south, he and photographer John Stanmeyer drove down separately to report on the situation. Image by by John Stanmeyer/National Geographic.

In eastern Turkey, Paul Salopek leads his mule past the Karakuş royal tomb, built in the first century B.C. by one of the area’s many ruling states. When Syrians began to pour over the border 70 miles to the south, he and photographer John Stanmeyer drove down separately to report on the situation. Image by by John Stanmeyer/National Geographic.

An Invitation to Walk

The Pulitzer Center is proud to serve as an educational partner for National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk programming with the Boy Scouts of America. The purpose of this partnership is to share how practicing slow journalism enhances Scouting adventures and to encourage Scouts to reflect intentionally on how the skills and leadership learned through Scouting will impact their lives and communities in the future.

Paul has invited two lucky Scouts attending select high-adventure bases in 2019 to join the Out of Eden Walk during a weeklong trip in Asia. Here you will find the guide that will help Scouts navigate through the selection process to be considered for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

An Invitation to Write

We are looking for Scouts who can show that they truly understand and have adopted the concepts of slow journalism. You will do this by writing a 1-page essay that reflects on how Scouting’s foundation of intentionality enriches individual lives, local communities, and the world around us.

Later in the selection process, Scouts will have an opportunity to present supporting evidence that they developed a slow journalism mindset by submitting journal entries, social media postings, and other milestone materials. Imagination, quality, and quantity of work will all be considerations in selection.

Read about Miciah Thacker and Christopher Sherman’s recent walk with Paul in northwestern India. We wish you the best in being the next Scouts selected to join the journey!

Eligibility: Boy Scouts under 18 and Venturing Scouts under 21 are encouraged to participate. Check back here for updates on how to submit your work.

Program Specifics

Links to Selection Criteria for High Adventure Bases PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH: SEE ESSAY CRITERIA AND SUBMIT ESSAY HERE

More information

Learn more about our educational programming with the Boy Scouts of America in the links below.

 

2018

Bryan On Scouting – Boy Scout, Venturer selected to join part of Out of Eden Walk around the world

Pulitzer Center – Scouting Blogger Highlights Out of Eden Collaboration

Pulitzer Center – Scouts Selected to Join Out of Eden Walk in 2018

 

2017

National Geographic – Boy Scouts Learn Slow Journalism at National Jamboree

Bryan On Scouting – Out of Eden walk essay contest deadline for Jamboree, Philmont participants is Sept. 1

Pulitzer Center – 2017 Program Overview – Walking With Intention: Pulitzer Center and Scouts Team up with Out of Eden Walk for Experience of a Lifetime

Order of the Arrow – OA facilitates journal program with National Geographic Explorer Paul Salopek

Order of the Arrow – Operation Arrow will inspire thousands of Scouts through journal program

Pulitzer Center – Miciah Thacker's Out of Eden Walk Essay: Everyone Could be Anyone

Pulitzer Center – Christopher Sherman's Out of Eden Walk Essay

Pulitzer Center – Pulitzer Center at the 2017 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree

Pulitzer Center YouTube Channel – 2017 Philmont Opening Campfire Video

Pulitzer Center YouTube Channel – 2017 Philmont Closing Campfire Video

Pulitzer Center YouTube Channel – 2017 National Jamboree Opening Show Video

Pulitzer Center YouTube Channel – 2017 National Jamboree Closing Show Video

 

2016

Bryan On Scouting – Man on 21,000-mile walk around the world invites 2 lucky Scouts to join

Pulitzer Center – Limits of My World

Pulitzer Center – Contest Winner Walks Along With Paul Salopek in Uzbekistan

Pulitzer Center – Massachusetts Teen Selected as Winner in Out of Eden Walk Essay Contest

Pulitzer Center – Winner of Out of Eden Walk Essay Contest Selected

Pulitzer Center – Philmont Scout Ranch Essay Contest Runners-Up

Philmont Scout Ranch – PhilNews – Out of Eden Walk Essay Contest – Page 6

Philmont Staff Association – High Country – Out of Eden Walk – Page 17

Pulitzer Center – Paul Salopek Brings Slow Journalism Lessons to Philmont Scouts for Second Summer

Pulitzer Center – Pulitzer Center Launches Boy Scouts Essay Contest to Walk with Paul Salopek

Pulitzer Center YouTube Channel – 2016 Philmont Opening Campfire Video

Pulitzer Center YouTube Channel – 2016 Philmont Closing Campfire Video

 

2015

National Geographic – Joining the Journey

Pulitzer Center – "I'm This Small Thing. But I Still Matter:" Scouts Take Perspective With Out of Eden Walk

Philmont Scout Ranch – PhilNews – Out of Eden and Into God’s Country – Page 5

Philmont Scout Ranch – PhilNews – Walking with Intention – Page 3

Pulitzer Center YouTube Channel – 2015 Philmont Opening Campfire Video

Pulitzer Center YouTube Channel – 2015 Philmont Closing Campfire Video