It’s time to get ready for camp again

We know you and your Scouts have been itching to return to summer camp. Before then, though, make sure you’re all up-to-date on the Annual Health and Medical Record and you’ve reviewed these helpful tips. Many camps will be open this summer, but remember to follow COVID-19 guidelines for the area where you’ll be.

To help you and your Scout get back out there, the Scout Shop is offering up to a 20% discount from May 14 to May 23 on camping gear. Click here for promo codes to apply when you shop online.

Upcoming giveaways

You can win some of this gear, plus hear tips on what to pack and — just as importantly — what not to pack for summer camp, on Scout Life‘s TrekAt2 Facebook Live broadcasts. For each broadcast, all you have to do is comment during the live video to be entered to win. These broadcasts will be at 2 p.m. CST.

  • Monday, May 17 – To Pack or Not to Pack: This broadcast will focus on what you’ll need to bring to camp and include some camping tips. The giveaway will be a K3 Duffle bag as well as a Doublenest hammock with an Atlas Hammock suspension system.
  • Friday, May 24 – Safety 101: This broadcast will highlight what the BSA is doing to Be Prepared for a safe and fun summer. The giveaway items will be a $50 Scout Shop gift card and a first aid kit.

Share with us

The staff at Scouting magazine and Scout Life magazine would love to hear your unit’s plans for the summer. You can share by clicking here.

You can also share how your Scouts are having fun this summer (and possibly be featured in a future story) by visiting or sending an email to

The Scout Shop is also featuring summer fun. When you share photos on social media, use the hashtags #ScoutShopBSA and #GetReadyForCamp, and you might be featured on the Scout Shop’s social channels.

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Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.