How Scouters can save money on outdoor gear and more

A Scout is thrifty. But even frugal youth and adults sometimes face overwhelming expenses associated with Scouting.

Don’t let the cost of gear keep your unit from reaching for the next challenge. There are a handful of companies seeking to make things a little easier for packs, troops and crews, and we’re happy to report that we can now add Coleman to this list.

Register your unit at and purchase select Coleman gear at up to 30 percent off normal retail prices. Awesome!

You can find even more ways to save money in this story published in the November-December 2015 edition of Scouting.

Note that other large, national retailers — like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bass Pro Shops and more — leave it up to each individual store to decide what, if any, discounts or deals are available to youth or adults associated with Scouting. So it never hurts to ask if discounts are available for Scouts when you find yourself at a checkout register.

Do you know of a store that offers discounts to members of the BSA? Share these with others in the comments.

Illustration by Bill Butcher.