Gift Giving Guide for the Scout in Your Family

Tim Ahern | December 19, 2019
Mom and young boy with Santa hats

When it comes to gift buying, the littlest members of your family can be the most challenging. Even if Santa has a full wish list, there are probably a few things you, as parents, want to have under the tree on Christmas morning. For the nature-loving Scout in your family, we have ten fun gifts that are sure to be a hit.

Survival Kit

If camping is in your Scout’s future, consider a survival kit packed with all the outdoor essentials. This kit includes a compass, flashlight, whistle, fire starter, and more.

Geocaching Kit

Geocaching has become a popular summer activity for kids. Often introduced to Scouts during troop meetings or camping trips. The Small Aqualock Hide-a-Cache Kit provides a case with a four-digit lock, sealable bag, pencil, and a logbook.

Camping Books

If your Scout plans to spend any time outdoors in the coming year, a camping-specific book can help. There’s no shortage of books on the subject, but one great one is The Scout’s Guide to Wild Edibles: Learn How To Forage, Prepare & Eat 40 Wild Foods.

Portable Hammock

You can never go wrong with a portable hammock. Wherever you see two trees close together, your Scout can set up a cozy place to rest and relax. This guide to the Best Hammocks of 2019 can help you find a great gift.

Walkie Talkies

If your little one is still too young for a cell phone, a good set of walkie talkies can be a great alternative. There are plenty of options, ranging in price and sophistication level.

Slacklining Kit

Scouts love games, particularly ones that combine the great outdoors with their love for adventure. Slacklining indulges both of those, and a good kit will have everything necessary to get started.

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Every camping checklist includes a good tent. But even if your Scout isn’t going camping soon, a high-quality tent can come in handy. Whether it’s an indoor play tent or an outdoor camping tent, your gift will bring hours of fun.

Birdhouse Kit

Crafts engage your children’s creativity while also giving them the pride of having built something. A birdhouse kit lets them put together a birdhouse, paint it, and hang it outside. As spring arrives, your Scout will be able to watch birds enjoying the house.

Hiking Backpacks

Hiking backpacks aren’t just for grown-ups. A good hiking backpack will come in handy whether you’re going for a stroll in the woods or packing up for a sleepover. If your Scout will be using it outdoors, look for one that’s waterproof.

Paracord Bracelet Kits

Scouts love paracord bracelets. In fact, making them is a fun activity for your next Scout meeting. A paracord bracelet kit can bring that fun into your home, letting your child, siblings, and friends have an impromptu crafting session any time they want. Whether you’re checking one more item off your list or just starting your shopping, the above items will be a hit with any young adventurer on your list. For more great Scouting tips, check out our series of blog posts!