Paul Salopek's guides walk through a wet and cold Uzbek mountain region.
Paul Salopek's guides, Aziz and Tolik, steer the walking party's mules through a cold and mountainous region of Uzbekistan. Image by Paul Salopek. Uzbekistan, 2016. Add this image to a lesson

Paul Salopek's Out of Eden Walk project, a seven-year trek around the world following the path of humanity's earliest ancestors, has been featured in a news story by Bryan Wendell, senior editor of Boys' Life, Scouting, and Eagles' Call magazines.

The post draws attention to the Pulitzer Center's expanding partnership with the Philmont Scout Ranch and the National Scout Jamboree.

Wendell writes:

Two lucky Scouts or Venturers (one from the 2017 National Jamboree and one from Philmont) will join Salopek for two days as he makes his away across Asia.

It’s the ultimate chance to “Live Scouting’s Adventure,” a phrase that happens to be the theme of the 2017 National Jamboree, held July 19 to 28 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.

That’s no coincidence. To be eligible for the trip, a Scout or Venturer must either attend the 2017 National Jamboree or complete a Philmont Trek in 2017. He or she must write an essay about the value of slowing down to absorb one’s surroundings, record milestones from the jamboree or Philmont trek, and complete other Out of Eden Walk tasks.

Find eligibility requirements and more details about this incredible opportunity here. The page will be updated with more information as the jamboree nears.

Read the full story here.


As Paul Salopek journeys around the world on foot, he will follow the migration pathways of our ancestors who walked out of Africa 50,000 years ago.


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