Where Am I? — Sculpted Solace
Examine the photo and clues below to pinpoint this location. Choose right and you could win a $100 BSA Supply Group gift card.

The long, lazy days of summer never seem so “lazy” as an adult, do they? Add extra daylight and rambunctious Scouts to your routine and you’ll be searching for an escape to enjoy some precious quiet time.

That’s exactly what I’ve discovered on the quiet shoreline of the nation’s largest river. Here, in America’s heartland, the marshes crowd with creatures happy to break the silence—croaking frogs, thrumming dragonflies, and birds that sound as if they’re competing with their finest tunes on an avian American Idol.

I’m not the only one with a deep-seated appreciation for this remote and still-pristine environ inhabited by a bounty of animals. More than 1,200 years ago, early people left a lasting impression on the ground to symbolize that their prehistoric culture centered on the area’s wildlife.

Low rises in the prairie ground appear as synchronized bumps and, after careful inspection, embossed animals silhouette into centuries-old patterns best viewed from above.

Curious about the origin of these markings, I take a seat to think and decide it’s time for an energy boost—my favorite candy bar with dark chocolate and a coconut-filling center.

Care to join me as I ponder the shapes’ meaning and appreciate the glow of a summer sunset? (Or are you more interested in sharing my snack?) First, tell me: Where Am I?


Do you know the answer? Click here to enter our "Where Am I?" reader contest. Submissions are limited to one answer (or entry) per person.

We’ll take all of the correct answers and select one entrant at random to receive a $100 gift card to the BSA’s Supply Group.

The deadline is Monday, August 13, 2012.

The winner and correct answer will be announced at blog.scoutingmagazine.org shortly after the deadline.

Good luck!
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