First virtual scout campout brings families together

Families joined in the fun of the first ever Piedmont Virtual Campout this past weekend.

At-home campers learned how to make a face covering from their neckerchiefs, planted seeds, set up tents in their backyards, and had a Virtual Campfire with skits and a song.

Families enjoyed “seeing” each other in Zoom and enjoying the campfire. Some families lit real campfires in their backyards, others lit candles, and some created amazing crafting creations to simulate a campfire. Some families set up tents, while others did lean-to tarps, sleeping bags in the living room, or slept in hammocks.

Everyone came to enjoy a bit of Scouting from the safety of their homes and reconnect with friends. Scouting at Home continues across Piedmont as the shelter-in-place order continues and prevents in-person Scouting events from occurring. Scouts have stepped up to help in this time of need and have been very creative in having virtual events like the Virtual Campout, meetings, merit badges sessions, and others.

For a list of activities that any youth can do from home, go to

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