"How Scroggs Won the Reward" is an early short story by L. Frank Baum. It was copyrighted by the Bacheller Syndicate on 5 May 1897. It has been suggested that the syndicate was not able to place the story with any of its customer periodicals, that it is not known to have appeared in print during Baum's lifetime, and that no copy of the story is known to have survived. But in fact it is included in Katharine Rogers' Collected Short Stories of L. Frank Baum, pp. 161-168, with the information that it was published in the Boston Evening Transcript, 7 May 1897. The story concerns a father's search for his lost son.