Show & Tell: BSA National Camp-In

Thousands of Scouts and Scouters tuned in for a day of virtual fun May 2 as the Boy Scouts of America hosted a National Camp-In on its Facebook page.

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing people to stay home, Scouting families pitched tents in their backyards and followed along with the day’s activities, which included interviews with an astronaut and moviemakers, delicious recipes and craft tutorials. Scouts were also encouraged to participate in a virtual 5K around their neighborhoods to benefit Feeding America. Because of Scouts’ and Scouters’ efforts that day, $102,636 was raised to support hunger relief.

More than 40,000 people reserved patches for the unique event, which are available now in limited supply. Click here to buy yours directly.

You can also watch videos from the Camp-In below. Check in later as we upload more from the all-day extravaganza.

Watch the National Camp-In

Moviemaking with director/producer Francis Lawrence, costume supervisor Jessica Pazdernik and producer Shannon McIntosh:

Movie Interviews from Boy Scouts of America on Vimeo.

Moviemaking storyboarding with costume supervisor Jessica Pazdernik:

Moviemaking Storyboarding from Boy Scouts of America on Vimeo.

Moviemaking behind-the-scenes set tour with costume supervisor Jessica Pazdernik:

Moviemaking Virtual Tour from Boy Scouts of America on Vimeo.

Live Conversation with Arctic Skiing Adventurers and Eagle Scouts Thor and Stein Retzlaff:

Ski the Arctic w Interviews from Boy Scouts of America on Vimeo.

Your Submissions

During the Camp-In, the BSA asked Scouters to share photos of how they and their Scouts were #ScoutingAtHome. Here are a few of your submissions:

“Spending the morning on the #CampIn while my sister is on a virtual merit badge class! #ScoutingAtHome with Troop 1633 and Crew 1956!” — @WRVPresident

“Finally it is up!!! #CampIn #ScoutingAtHome@judy922mac

“Ready for the spotlight! Troop 564 Northern Star Council #campin #ScoutingAtHome@moges
“Star Scout Austin is #ScoutingAtHome #CampIn in his living room with local wildlife with @NCACBSA @boyscouts @scoutshopBSA while social distancing. #ScoutLife #ScoutMeIn #ScoutsBSA #COVID__19 @AmeriDutch1
“Pack 3 Charlotte NC. #campin#ScoutingAtHome@seth_hudson
#campin#ScoutingAtHome New use for the playground which seems to have shrunk as these scouts have grown. Troop 571b/5749g, Alpine District, Chief Seattle Council” @f0liage
“Enjoying a weekend of #scoutsbsa #campin representing Troop 2 and @ChattScouting #ScoutingAtHome#goodturn5k@MrsCrumley
5K hike in our neighborhood #CampIn#ScoutingAtHome@MelissaBreda3

“A little backyard camping for Spring Break. #cubscouts #scoutingathome #scoutshop #quarantine2020 #whitesidefive #webelos #bsacampcation” — @jenlynwhit

“Cooking dinner and reviewing Scout skills #ScoutingAtHome #campin #bigbrothersaneagle #AHTroop132@lcp2002
“Participating in the @scoutingBSA #campin #campingathome Hot Dogs and Smores over the fire and then “camping” in the basement! It’s a fun night!” — @dpence82

Nothing better than roasting marshmallows and making s’mores! #smoressaturday #CampIn #ScoutingAtHome@JSkonier

“Camping out tonight #myscoutingview #circleten #familyscouting #scoutingbsa #scoutingathome #scoutingfromhome #bsacampcation — @walkertxauction

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