If you missed out on Saturday’s big National Camp-In, we have great news. You can still watch the free virtual event here.
National Camp-In: Part 1
National Camp-In: Part 2
The Boy Scouts of America held their big National Camp-In, on May 2. It was a full day of fun and a great demonstration of all the cool activities Scouts can do.
Activities during the Camp-In include camping hacks, a cooking demonstration, at-home exercises, skits and songs. Special guests included NASA Astronaut Doug Wheelock, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc.; Francis Lawrence, a film director/producer who directed three of the four Hunger Games movies; and Golden Globe Award-winning film producer Shannon McIntosh. A highlight was a behind-the-scenes virtual movie-set tour from Hollywood costume supervisor Jessica Pazdernik, who worked on Pirates of the Caribbean films and Captain Marvel.
Everyone was encouraged to participate in the National Good Turn virtual 5K hike to benefit Feeding America to help replenish food bank supplies across the country. You can still donate and download a bib. Paralympian gold medalist and Eagle Scout David Blair led everyone in warmups to kick off the hike.
Scouts across the nation tuned in throughout the event. Many set up tents in their backyard for the Camp-In’s campsite building contest, and as the day ended they enjoyed skits and songs during the virtual campfire.
If after the Camp-In you’re inspired to have a virtual campfire or other fun online activity, remember that all Youth Protection policies still apply. Use online platforms built for business, rather than other purposes, like gaming. They have better safety and privacy features. Check more online guidelines here. If you have questions regarding advancement, meetings or camping this summer, check the BSA’s COVID-19 frequently asked questions page.