Gear Info - Gift Ideas
Holiday and Birthday Gift Ideas for Scouts
Each year, we get asked for ideas and suggestions for gifts that Scouts can use for camping. Please note that the discussion of backpacking gear can be as personal as religion and politics. Here are just some general thoughts and ramblings, not meant to be the only answer when it comes to gear. We also have a wide range of economic situations within the troop. There are items on this list that run the range from stocking stuffers to the top end. Hopefully this list is helpful.
Please feel free to bring questions to one of the Scoutmaster Staff, who have had many good (and not so good) experiences with gear. If you find “Smokin’ Hot Deals” out there or have other ideas to add to the list, please let us know so we can send it to others.
Weakest Links in Gear: Most gear issues on our trips involve the following items:
Other Camping Gear Ideas
Other items and stocking stuffers:
Suppliers and Information Sources:
Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI) – 28th street in Boulder and on-line. Great source of how-to-buy information.
Costco. They’ve got nice merino wool long-sleeved shirts, wool & wool blend socks in big packs, and fleece pants & long sleeved athletic/polypro shirts.
Sierra [formerly Sierra Trading Post]. Great prices and good customer service <-- ONE OF THE BEST PLACES FOR GOOD PRICES!
Campmor. Another great mail order company with great prices.
Boulder Sports Recycler 4949 N. Broadway #113
Play It Again Sports 653 South Broadway
Used Gear Boulder is a wonderful place for used gear. Look on Craigslist.
Other thoughts: check out the desert/spring break camping lists on the troop Website.