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What does the Scout Within Me publish?

Our online magazine is targeted at an audience of men, and we expect our stories to come from those who understand them. Our readers include boy scouts, wanderers, travellers, gentlemen, and family men. Those wishing to learn more about hiking trails, survival tips, fashion trends, financial tips, fitness routines, dating and etiquette, far off destinations and hideouts, conservation, outdoor gear, book reviews, cocktails, and philosophy.

The articles are both inspirational and instructional for the man who wants to do it himself, and the aspiring boy wanting to be an appreciated gentleman.

The men who write these articles are those that have real experience in the field. The stories are raw accounts and a resource to others who are or will go through something similar.

Contributing to our blog

If you want to contribute to The Scout Within Me, or simply help out if you think you have skills we can use, get in contact with us.

Remember though that our blog is run by individuals and is a passion project and that we can’t pay for your work (no one gets any money from the blog).

To propose your work

Send only original pieces of work that you have personally researched and written. We accept a range of content types.

At the beginning of the article, the title, meta description, and primary keyword should immediately precede the text. Please include the author’s name and brief biography (including social media links).

Guidelines for Different Content Formats

  • News: Any newsworthy, current affairs our readers need to know about. Speed is important but accuracy is cardinal. News articles for submission must be previously unpublished and in English.
  • Blogs: The men who browse through our articles appreciate honest information and good judgement. All guest posts should strive to achieve that too.
  • Feature: An original piece or research topic you want to feature on our homepage. We will promote it in the main slider and in our newsletter. This can an ultimate guide or in-depth post on a relevant subject. The length of features are normally between 1000 and 1500 words.
  • Interviews: Are you a scoutmaster, explorer, chef, doctor or expert in a field relevant to our readers? We would love to interview you on our blog in text or video format and share it on our platforms.
  • Gear Reviews: We welcome brands that appeal to our audience to send us products or samples to try out and write upon. We can provide giveaways or specials to our audience and direct them to your website. Have a product review? Send it through.
  • Expert Questions & Answers: Let us share commonly asked questions by our readers to you as an expert and help them overcome pain points or uncertainty.
  • How-To: How to pack a rucksack, how to prepare for an overnight expedition, how to trim your beard, how to cook over an open flame, etc. Step by step guides with illustrations is what we crave. Send your how-to guest post contribution to us for a review.
  • Recipes: These can be simple home cooking recipes for bachelors, dinner ideas for your date, recipes for the campfire, cocktail recipes and more.

Fine Print

Once a blog post is accepted for publishing it undergoes a careful editorial process that ensures its conformity to our style (capitalization, punctuation, SEO formatting, etc.). Changes are usually minor and kept to a minimum, and proofs are sent to the author for approval before publication.

The Scout Within Me reserves the right to make final decisions in all cases that do not affect the content. Guest posts or contributions accepted for publication are copyrighted by The Scout Within Me under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

Why might an article get rejected?

  • It is too short (700 words minimum) and not comprehensive enough.
  • It lacks actionable and helpful information for men.
  • It has been published elsewhere already.
  • It contains other peoples’ ideas or quotes and not your point of view.
  • It is poorly written and contains a lot of grammatical and spelling errors.
  • It is overly promotional for a specific company or product.

How long does it take for my articles to be published?

It may take up to a week for the sponsored post or contributed article to be accepted. It may take up to a week from then to appear on the site. The editorial team aims to be as responsive as possible. We get a high volume of submissions. If you have not heard back from us reach out to the [email protected] and we will investigate.

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