It’s time to gear up to go camping with your family

You might need a new tent for an upcoming family campout. Or perhaps your son or daughter wants a new backpack — and needs to fill it with some upgraded camping gear. Maybe you know a family new to Scouting and they need some direction on how to prepare for outdoor adventures.

What should you get? What gear do you recommend for new Scouting families? Wouldn’t it be nice to ask an expert or see a demonstration of a product before you buy?

Well then, you should check out your local Scout Shop on Oct. 5 or Oct. 12 for “Family Camping 101” in-store events. Experts will be sharing product and cooking demonstrations, camp tips and backpack fittings. Click here to see when your store is having an event. During the weeklong promotion between those two dates, you can save 20% on camping gear when you spend $100 or more either online or in-store.

Next week, go on the Scout Shop’s Facebook page for expert advice and gear giveaways. Broadcasts will be Oct. 9, 10 and 11, each with a different topic: Family Camping Checklist, Camp Comfort and Tips for Camping with Kids. You can also go online for the Scout Shop’s Family Camping Sweepstakes, and possibly win a prize bundle for your ultimate campsite valued at nearly $400.

Need ideas?

Check your camping checklist. It might be time to upgrade your gear or get something that’s perfect for your next adventure. Here are some ideas of what to look for during “Family Camping 101.”

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Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is associate editor of Boys’ Life, Scouting and Eagles’ Call magazines.