Boo-Thru Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest

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Scouts, Scouters and friends…Entry purchase to the Dan Beard Council Boo-Thru at Camp Friedlander also gets you access to the Virtual Costume Contest AND Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Time to start sketching out and carving your pumpkin for a chance to win the Grand Prize for Best Carved Pumpkin: a FREE Session of Summer Camp for 2021! All winners will be selected by 5pm on Friday, October 30, 2020 and will be notified on the Dan Beard Council Facebook page. Be sure to follow the Dan Beard Council Facebook page as you will be uploading your photos of your amazing carved pumpkin to that page with the hashtag #DBCBooThru!

Congratulations to our Boo-Thru Pumpkin Carving Contest Winner!
Thank you for all those who participated!

How To Enter the Virtual Carved Pumpkin Contest

step 1

Start preparing and making your carved Halloween Pumpkin! To qualify for the Boo-Thru Virtual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest, you must attend the Boo-Thru event and all pumpkins must be carved by your Scout/child. All pumpkins will be judged on creativity – have fun with it!  We wish you the best of luck coming up with the coolest, most creative, and exciting designs. Keep it PG! We aren’t trying to scare anyone and would rather see creative pumpkins than gory or gross.

step 2

Take a photo of your pumpkin! Be sure to use good lighting (or light the pumpkin from the inside so it glows) and to get close enough to the camera where we can see all the details you put into your design.

step 3

With your parents’ permission and assistance, upload your photo to your social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and tell us about your carved pumpkin design! Your post must include the hashtag #DBCBooThru and tag the Dan Beard Council by typing @DanBeardCouncil to qualify for the Virtual Boo-Thru Pumpkin Carving Contest. Also, if you would like more people to see your amazing carved pumpkin, you can go the extra step and tag @DanBeardCouncil.CubWorld and @Spookoree!

Guidelines and Prizes

  • Pumpkins must be carved by your Scout/youth. Use your imagination and be creative!
  • In order to qualify for the contest, you must submit your photo via social media with the hashtag #DBCBooThru and tag @DanBeardCouncil. Entries will be accepted up until Thursday, October 29, 2020.
  • The Grand Prize will be awarded to the Best Carved Pumpkin on Friday, October 30, 2020 to ensure everyone that attends Boo-Thru has a chance to enter. 
  • The Grand Prize for is a FREE session of camp (equivalent to one free week at Camp Friedlander or one session of Cub Scout camp). To qualify as a Grand Prize winner for the contest, you must have attended the Boo-Thru on any of the scheduled weekends.

Questions? Please contact Michael Stamat at