CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is inviting families with children of all ages -- even those not currently involved in Scouting -- to join the 'National Camp-In' May 2. From camp-style cooking to campfire singalongs, the virtual day of fun brings the best parts of Scouting to life through a variety of activities for all to enjoy in their living rooms or backyards.
“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 a.m. ET, 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 Scouting.org/CampIn. Families are encouraged to share their excitement and experiences using #CampIn and #ScoutingAtHome before, during and after the event.