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.
Links to Selection Criteria for High Adventure Bases
PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH: SEE ESSAY CRITERIA AND SUBMIT ESSAY HERE
Learn more about our educational programming with the Boy Scouts of America in the links below.
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
National Geographic – Boy Scouts Learn Slow Journalism at National Jamboree
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
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 YouTube Channel – 2016 Philmont Opening Campfire Video
Pulitzer Center YouTube Channel – 2016 Philmont Closing Campfire Video
National Geographic – Joining the Journey
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