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Bear Creek Survival

Patch Design Contest


Important Dates:

Contest Opens:  June 7, 2018

Contest Ends:  July 17, 2018

Announcement Date:  August 16, 2018



The Alamo Area Council is hosting a Bear Creek Survival Council-wide Camping Event March 1-3, 2019 and is seeking patch design submissions from Scouts and Scouters of the Alamo Area Council.  The contest opens June 7, 2018 and closes July 17, 2018.  The winning designs will be announced at the district Council-wide Roundtable on August 16, 2018.


Activities will include anything that has to do with Survival activities and challenges and much more. 


Our judges will be looking for a patch design that best exhibits creativity, originality, and represents the Bear Creek Survival theme. 


The Patch Must Include:

BSA Fleur-de-lis

"Alamo Area Council" or AAC

Text "Bear Creek Survival"

Year: "2019"


Patches must adhere to the following BSA policies:  Guidelines for Custom Patches and Emblems Scouting Symbols Policy -



Official Contest Rules


1.         Open to all registered scouts and scouters (youth and adult) who are members the Alamo Area Council. 

2.         Designs must be submitted via email by midnight on July 17, 2018.

3.         A scout/scouter may submit multiple entries.  In the design process, remember that designs may be altered to conform to standard patch sizes and shapes.

4.         Design concepts must be submitted electronically.

5.         If scanned artwork, the file should be in color and at least 300 dpi (.pdf, .png, .jpg, or .tif preferred).

6.         If created in graphic design software (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, etc.) the file should be exported as a .pdf.

7.         A copy of the file in its native application will be requested if the winning design concept was created in a software application.

8.         Files should be no larger than 10 MB.



For the purpose of the contest, all rights to the images submitted for consideration, become the property of the Boy Scouts of America.  Submission of an entry constitutes a full and complete release of the images with the understanding that the image, a portion or feature of the image, or a variation of the image may be used in publications and/or events at the sole discretion of the Boy Scouts of America. They Boy Scouts of America may alter the image at their sole discretion.  Submission of an entry also constitutes the entrant's certification that design is their own original work. The decisions of the judges/COC are final.



How to Submit:

            E-mail to:  [Click for member's page]

            Subject Line:  Bear Creek Survival Patch Design Contest

            Body of the E-mail:





                        Attach Patch Design


Multiple Entries: A scout/scouter may submit more than one patch design concept.  However, please submit each design as a separate entry.


You will receive a confirmation when your submission is received. 



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