SCOUTbox Review - Monthly Eagle & Boy Scout Gear Subscription Box

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SCOUTbox is a monthly outdoor and adventure subscription box for scouts. You can expect to receive 4 to 9 camping and outdoor gear items as well as a few snacks and accessories. Each monthly box costs $40, although the company doesn’t state the specific value of the items inside since they fluctuate on a month-to-month basis. All boxes ship on the 15th of each month.

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How It Works

This camping and outdoor subscription box is curated by Eagle scouts for other scouts.

The goal is to provide interesting and useful outdoor gear while helping to educate young people.

Each box is created with a specific educational purpose in mind. For instance, one month the delivery might be built around a knot-tying skill.

Part of the reason they create their monthly boxes with a skill-based focus is to help scouts learn new skills and accomplish badge-based tasks.

Each monthly box contains roughly 4 to 9 outdoor gear items.

Examples of what you can expect to see include:

  • Multi-tool
  • First Aid Kit
  • Headlamp
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    Paracord
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    Compass

Most boxes also include a handful of food items and accessories, such as:

  • Freeze-Dried Meals
  • Dark Chocolate Nibs
  • Vinyl Stickers

The company works with well-known camping and outdoor manufacturers. They consistently work with new brands. You can expect gear from companies like:

  • Nite Ize
  • Mountain House
  • Bio Lite
  • Seattle Sports
  • Seattle Sports

To get started, click the “Click Here to See Our Deals” button on the main page of the website.

Alternatively, you can select between a 1-month, 3-month, and 6-month subscription from the same main webpage.

You will then enter your payment details to create your subscriber account.

What Makes SCOUTbox Unique?

The most obvious differentiator is its scouts-related focus. Not only is the included gear chosen with scouts in mind, but it’s also curated by current and former scouts.

Though all of the gear items have multiple different uses, the majority also have the application to help current scouts learn new skills and accomplish a different badge-related task each month.

The company already has plans to launch unique new features as they continue to grow.

Most importantly, they have plans to launch several new monthly subscription box choices in addition to their current generic offering. These include boxes specifically curated for girl scouts as well as adult scouts.

They also hope to release rank-specific boxes in the future to make it even easier for scouts to learn new skills and pass through the scouting ranks in their organization.  

What We Like

  • Item Variety
  • Includes Snacks & Accessories
  • Badge-Related Themes
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    Created by Scouts
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    Top Brands

What Could Be Better

  • No Customization
  • Some Items May Be Unnecessary
  • No Food Changes Based on Allergies

Pricing & What's Included

SCOUTbox currently only offers one monthly subscription box. It comes with:

What's Included

  • 4 to 9 Items
  • 1 to 2 Snacks
  • At Least One Accessory
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    Usually Includes Premium Items

Pricing

  • Monthly: $40.00
  • 3-Month: $114.00
  • 6-Month: $210.00
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Note that paying for several months upfront saves you even more money while increasing the value of each monthly box.

The company also gives you the option to purchase one-time “Random” boxes that include leftovers from past monthly deliveries.

The “Random” boxes are for those that want gear right now – not once the next month’s subscription box is sent out.

Another option is the “Adult Leader” box.

It comes filled with gear curated specifically with adults in mind. It runs for $50 for the one-time box. There is currently no “Adult Leader” subscription plan.

Finally, the company maintains a small online store that stocks several of the more popular items from past boxes.

You can buy these items separately from the monthly boxes by visiting this store – you don’t even have to be a subscriber.

SCOUTbox Reviews

We took a look at the reviews for this company provided on the company’s Facebook page.

Out of 179 total customer reviews, the company has maintained a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating with 137 5-star reviews.

Most online reviewers are impressed with the overall value of this box. They are happy with the quality of the included gear items as well as the amount and type of items included.

These subscribers also appreciate the reliability of the shipments. They learn to expect new boxes on time – and continue to receive them on time for the length of their subscription.

The mixed and negative reviews typically note disappointment with the included items. Not necessarily about their quality, but rather that certain items were included over others.

The folks behind the company have made it a point to respond to all negative reviews on their Facebook page to offer helpful solutions in an attempt to fix any customer problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about this outdoor subscription box. 

How Can I Contact Customer Service?

You can contact the company’s customer service team at info@scoutbox.us.

When Does It Ship Every Month?

All orders ship on the 15th of each month.

Do They Ship Internationally?

The company doesn’t currently offer international shipping. They only ship to the United States.

How Long Is My Subscription?

The length of your subscription depends on the length of your monthly plan.

The current options are a 1-month, 3-month, and 6-month subscription.

Each subscription plan is automatically renewed at the end of the month. For example, the 1-month plan is a monthly plan that bills you each month (on the 1st of the month).

You can cancel your subscription at any time to prevent further charges.

How Can I Cancel My Subscription?

You can contact the company’s customer service team at info@scoutbox.us.

Company History

SCOUTbox was started by former scouts for current scouts.

It was founded by Eagle Scouts (and brothers) Will Wohler and Chris Tarantino in Connecticut.

After a lifelong involvement in scouting, including current leadership roles in their Connecticut scouting organization, the brothers recognized the need for a subscription-based scouting gear box.

This service was born out of that realization. And it has grown from humble beginnings into a successful monthly subscription company.

In addition to their generic box, the brotherly duo has plans to release even more scout-based boxes in the future, including those based on rank and also a box specifically for girl scouts.

Throughout their company’s growth, Will and Chris have maintained their focus on curating educational boxes rather than purely product-filled boxes.

Each of their boxes contains a guidebook that they write to help scouts of all ages learn about the included gear, use it effectively, and accomplish new badge-related tasks with it.

According to the founders, “scouting is in the blood,” and they plan to continue updating and improving their monthly subscription box with input from scouting organizations around the United States.

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