Bas Pro Shop & BSA

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Bass Pro Shops has renewed its commitment to the Boy Scouts of America during its Family Summer Camp promotion, which runs in all of its retail stores from June 4 through July 10, 2011.

What Is Family Summer Camp?

Family Summer Camp is in its third year and is a multi-faceted event created to give families the knowledge and ideas they need to maximize their enjoyment of the outdoors. The following are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends for the duration of the promotion (remember, everything is free!):

  • Workshops for youth (suitable for ages 8–12) on subjects like fishing, camping, and archery. Following each workshop, participants complete a worksheet and earn a lapel pin. Opportunities are available to test youth bows, practice casting, shoot air rifles, and do other things.
  • Free crafts will be available for children of all ages, including stamping animal tracks, leather stamping, and building and painting a birdhouse. Each Saturday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., families may enjoy making s’mores together over an open fire in front of the store.
  • Families may take home a copy of the Summer Fun Guide, a 52-page magazine produced in conjunction with Field and Stream magazine. It’s chock-full of great information for families.
  • On weekends, children may have their photo taken for the cover of Field and Stream magazine and retrieve the finished photo from a special website.

Donation Program

During the calendar month of June, Bass Pro Shops will offer you, the customer an opportunity to donate $2 or $5 to the BSA at each cash register. This donation will also enter you into a drawing for a $500, $250, or $100 Bass Pro Shops gift card if you complete the information on the donation form.

Merit Badge Classes

Bass Pro Shops is uniquely qualified to offer several workshops with merit badge requirements included. This year, Bass Pro Shops has chosen to highlight the Fishing and Rifle Shooting merit badges for Scouts. (Fishing does not include the final step of actually going fishing, and for the Rifle Shooting merit badge, they are using the air rifle option.)

Classes are taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. according to the following schedule:
Click here to download the Merit Badge Class schedule

Class size will be limited to 10 Scouts, so pre-registration will be necessary. Scouts may register at customer service or call the store at (918) 355-7600 and register over the phone.