Skip to comments.FIRST-EVER "NATIONAL BACKYARD CAMPOUT" ENCOURAGES FAMILIES TO MAKE MEMORIES
Posted on 04/01/2020 9:35:42 AM PDT by cyclotic
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Boys adventure movement Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.com) today announced its first-ever National Backyard Campout -- encouraging families to make memories during the COVID-19 lockdown.
At a time when outward bound has become homebound for families across the nation, Trail Life USA is inviting Americas families to take a break from their COVID-19 preoccupation and have a camping adventure in their own backyards April 17.
Our Troops have had to hold their meetings online for the past few weeks during self-isolating, said Mark Hancock, CEO of Trail Life USA, which has more than 30,000 members in 830-plus troops across all 50 states. But this is a time when cabin fever sets in -- and boys especially need to get outdoors in a safe environment.
While many parents will look back on COVID-19 as a time of uncertainty and anxiety, its an opportunity for boys -- and girls -- to remember this time at home with positive memories, said Hancock, author of Let Boys be Boys and 5 Critical Needs of Boys.
Anything we can do as parents to help re-cast this tense time is good for our kids, he said.
Organizers hope the National Backyard Campout will bring together families virtually across the nation via a live web broadcast, including story readings. Trail Life USA has posted suggestions for games, activities, and outdoor cooking recipes on its website at www.TrailLifeUSA.com/BackyardCampout.
Sharing Magical Moments
Families will also have the opportunity to share their own magical moments with others via photo and video posts.
Its going to be a lot of fun, said national event leader Steve Padgett. This is a great opportunity for families to spend time together, and create memories and habits that will continue long after this homebound time is over.
Families are urged to respect all emergency restrictions in their area -- including self-isolating and social distancing from non-family members, Hancock said.
Launched six years ago, Trail Life USA describes itself as a Christ-centered, boy-focused, character, leadership, and adventure organization, with troops meeting at local churches nationwide.
With Troops operating in local churches across the U.S., Trail Life USA (www.TrailLifeUSA.com) is a Christian character development organization, empowering boys and young men to honor God, lead with integrity, serve others, and experience outdoor adventure. Trail Life USA has more than 30,000 members in 830-plus troops across all 50 states.
President Trump said the other day that hes receiving letters from Americans saying they are finding their families again.
This is a great way to find your family
“please sign up your families for the National Backyard Campout”
Why would anyone need to “sign up” to do this?
There will be a broadcast and some giveaways and a few other goodies.
Nicer weather and more time spent in the yard will make this a bit more bearable.
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