Fun event for all features camp-themed activities and virtual 5K hike benefitting Feeding America
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) invites families with children of all ages to join in on a day of adventure during a National Camp-In on May 2. From camp-style cooking to campfire singalongs, this virtual event will bring the best parts of Scouting to life through a variety of activities for all to enjoy from their living room or backyard – even for families whose children are not currently in Scouting.
“We are bringing the excitement of Scouting and the outdoors to families that are adjusting to the great indoors together,” said April McMillan, Ph.D., the National Director of Program for the Boy Scouts of America. “This Camp-In will be a source of entertainment for families and an opportunity to make memories proving you can still have fun learning and exploring, even while social distancing.”
A full schedule of activities awaits families starting at 11:00a.m. EST, with attendees welcome to tune in all day or jump in and out for particular activities. In addition to the campsite building contest, merit badge workshops, outdoor cooking demonstration and virtual campfire, all campers are invited to participate in the National Good Turn virtual 5K hike to benefit Feeding America to help replenish food supplies in hundreds of food banks across the country.
“Whether you are a Scout or a Scout for the day, we want to give everyone the chance to build positive memories together during this unprecedented challenge we’re all facing,” said Roger Mosby, CEO and President of the Boy Scouts of America. “The power of Scouting comes from those who participate, learn, grow and give back. We look forward to bringing our communities together in a safe way to have fun and make a difference for those in need by raising money to replenish food banks across the country.”
To learn more about the National Camp-In, visit www.Scouting.org/CampIn. Families are encouraged to share their excitement and experiences using #CampIn and #ScoutingAtHome before, during and after the event.
About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 2.1 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.Scouting.org.