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WHERE AM I? Examine the Fine Print


View the photo and clues below to pinpoint this location. Choose right and you could win a $100 BSA Supply Group gift card.


ULTRAVIOLET RAYS BUBBLE on top of this wide, black surface, and the hazy air hums—as if the island gods are simmer- ing a pot of soup. Blowing on the roiling broth, the wind picks up and dries the sweat off my neck. Most of my experiences in this tropical


paradise provide a wide, panoramic view. But today I’m zooming in on a cultural hotspot that symbolizes the earliest roots of this American locale. Look close in the photograph to see swirls, dots, and other shapes that have stood up to the test of time—not to mention the elements. Several-thousand markings are chiseled


into the flat areas of this dried landscape— a surface that was once liquid-hot sludge. New life emerges in the form of patchy mounds of grasses thanks to the common clouds and rainshowers on this southern segment of the island. The etchings—which convey the life-


styles of people who lived here as early as A.D. 1200—curl into shapes reflecting the setting: turtlelike triangles, circular fish, boat hulls, and stick-figure people. Want to take a closer look? Don’t


forget your sunscreen. Where Am I? ¿


DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? Enter our “Where Am I?” contest online at scouting magazine.org/WhereAmI. Or, send your thought along with your name and home address in a letter to Where Am I?, Scouting magazine, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015- 2079. One entrant will be selected at random to receive a $100 gift card to the BSA’s Supply Group. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The winner and correct answer will be announced at blog.scoutingmagazine.org.


LOOK FOR another clue to this “Where Am I?” riddle—and submit your guess online—at scoutingmagazine.org/WhereAmI.


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