National Backyard Campout – April 17th

Yesterday, Trail Life USA announced the first annual National Backyard Campout! Just because we are all stuck at home does not mean we cannot continue to make memories with our families. So, on Friday, April 17th everyone one who would like to join us is encouraged to pitch a tent in your back yard, grill, make smores, and enjoy the outdoors to help stave off our collective “cabin fever.”

The Trail Life home office has setup a website dedicated to helping you plan your backyard campout with outdoor recipes, activities, games, and other ways to keep your kids grounded throughout the isolation caused by COVID-19 . Go to: and register for this nationwide camping event. The home office will be creating a map of all the areas with families participating, so please sign up on their website so your family can be counted in!

This event is for everyone who would like to participate, not just Trail Life Trailmen, so check it out and get outside!