The BSA trunk club: Send in photos of your Scouting storage space on wheels

An average driver’s trunk might hold a spare tire, jumper cables and the good umbrella.

But Scout leaders are anything but average.

A Scout leader’s trunk is more than a trunk. It’s a mobile storage unit for all things Scouting.

At various times throughout the year, it might hold: membership applications, rank and merit badges, Adventure loops, camping equipment, copies of Boys’ Life magazine, boxes of popcorn, decorations for a court of honor or blue and gold banquet, Pinewood Derby materials, snacks, a Dutch oven, first-aid equipment, materials for a merit badge class, and more.

During especially busy weeks, it might hold everything listed above all at once.

Does your trunk scream Scouting, like the one above? It belongs to Aaron Derr, senior writer of Boys’ Life and a Cubmaster in Texas.

If so, send me a picture of this Scouting storage space on wheels. I’ll include my favorites in a future blog post.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Email a high-res photo to scoutingmag@gmail.com. Just one photo, please.
  2. Make the subject line “Scouting trunk.”
  3. Include your first name and last initial, Scout unit number and hometown.