Since your days as a young Scout, a lot has changed in the world of outdoor shelters. Instead of canvas, there's lightweight nylon. And those heavy aluminum tent poles? Forget them. Carbon-fiber adds strength and reduces weight.
When you're lending a hand to Scouts or Venturers, you deserve a reliable, dry, and sturdy place to call home. But with so many options on the market, how can you choose?
We've narrowed the field down to three of our favorites in the STAKE YOUR CLAIM GIVEAWAY
: the L.L.Bean Microlight one-man tent; the Kelty Salida two-man tent; or the Easton Hat-Trick two-man tent. And, on Oct. 15 (half way through the contest), we're adding another favorite to the mix: the Big Agnes Burn Ridge Outfitter 2.
One winner—selected at random—will get to stake his claim by choosing the winning prize. The second runner up will choose from the remaining three tents, while the third runner-up chooses from the remaining two. The fourth winner will take home the final remaining tent.
No matter the choice, these tents offer something for everyone. The Easton Hat-Trick 2P
($450) is lightweight yet strong, with carbon-fiber poles and waterproof nylon that will hold up during fourth-season camping excursions. The Kelty Salida 2
($160) is a longtime Scouting favorite—boasting the Backpacker Magazine
Editor's Choice seal of approval for three-season adventures. And the one-man L.L.Bean Microlight FS
($170) weighs only 2 pounds and 11 ounces, making it an excellent choice for your next backpacking trip.
Plus, we're adding one more tent to the giveaway for our winners to choose from: a Big Agnes Burn Ridge Outfitter 2
($190). This lightweight backpacking tent weighs in at 4 pounds, 11 ounces, and it features a durable pole system. With the addition of another tent, this means four readers will take home a new outdoor shelter!
Ready to STAKE YOUR CLAIM
? Enter daily
for a chance to choose one of three tents as a reward for your hard work in Scouting.