So, your son, brother, uncle, cousin, best friend, boyfriend, husband, or twin is an avid Scout or Scout leader–what do you get them for Christmas? There are plenty of presents out there that would be sufficient for your loved one. You could always get them another tie, right?

Well, if you’re interested in finding something a bit more spot on, here’s some crazy Christmas present ideas.

  1. Ultralight daypack

Your Scout may like to hike and go on lots of adventures. A daypack is a great way for him to travel comfortably and safely. He may think he’s man enough to walk up the mountain barefoot, but you know he’s got a lot he needs for a great trip.

2. An engraved compass

If you like him, then you shoulda put his name on it. You can get your Scout an engraved compass online. That way, if he gets lost, and then loses his compass, he might at least get his compass back eventually.

3. A Trip to the National Jamboree

If you are feeling really generous, a trip to the National Jamboree would be any young or old Scout’s dream come true. You might just pay a portion of the fee and encourage him to work towards the rest. In the end, your Scout will have a character building experience and a blast!

4. A Survival Kit

Make your Scout a survival kit or purchase one online. Here some ideas for things to put in the kit: flashlight, food, water, medications, cash, and emergency blanket. Plus, if an emergency does happen, he might share his kit with you.

5.A Scout tie

Okay, so if you’re going to go the tie route (hey, it’s tradition, right?), you might consider getting him a knot tie. It’s humorous and perfect for his unique taste!

There are plenty of Scouting presents out there, and he’s sure to be glad for any effort you made trying. So, for your son, brother, uncle, cousin, best friend, boyfriend, husband, or twin–have fun hunting!



Michelle Carpenter
is a reporter for the Voice of Scouting and a marketing associate for The Utah National Parks Council. Her father, husband, and brother are all Eagle Scouts, so she firmly believes some of the best men did Scouting.

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