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It’s time for #Campsgiving, a great outdoor Thanksgiving tradition

Scouts go on outdoor adventures all year long, including around Thanksgiving.

We like to call it #Campsgiving, a time when the Boy Scouts of America encourages units go hiking, camping and cooking traditional Thanksgiving meals outside. It’s not a new tradition for some units. For example, Troop 66 of West Suffield, Conn., hosts a Thanksgiving campout every year, where they cook turkeys (some in trash cans) and all the trimmings, and invite another troop, a Cub Scout pack and all their family members to enjoy the feast.

Sounds like fun? Of course it is!

If your pack, troop, ship or crew is going camping during Thanksgiving weekend, we want to hear about it. Share the story of your #Campsgiving tradition in the comments below or here.

Be Prepared

If you need some gear for your #Campsgiving adventure this month, check out the Scout Shop, both in-store and online. From Nov. 4-24, when you buy three items, you can save 20% off select camping gear. Each week this month, go online to see weekly contests for cool gear from Lodge Cast Iron, GCI Outdoor, Camp Chef and GSI Outdoors.

Let’s eat!

Need some tasty ideas for later this month? Check out these recipes and videos:

Turkey

Dutch oven turkey

Roast turkey on a tripod

Trash can turkey

Sides

Dutch oven stuffing

Dutch oven cornbread

For more side ideas, click here.

Desserts

Dutch oven pumpkin spice cake

Almost pumpkin pie

Baked apples

For more dessert ideas, click here.

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