Affordable Rentals for Boy Scout Equipment, Gear and Supplies Shipped Nationwide

Scouting can be a wonderful experience for youth from all walks of life. What is learned about the outdoors at a young age, from cooperative teamwork, and participating in fun, are productive activities that a Scout can benefit from for a lifetime. To learn more about Scouting in your area, visit your local Scout Council's web site.

Certainly camping, hiking, and backpacking are a big part of the experience for most scout troops, and having the right gear for the young scout can make all the difference in how they view their experience. The owner of LowerGear Outdoors is a Scout Counselor for Backpacking and Geocaching Merit Badges, and we hold weekend classes on both subjects at our store for scouts working on these badges. So we're very familiar with the outfitting needs of Scouts at all stages of their journey - whether it's their first trip or a long week at Philmont.

Many scout troops already have their own equipment, but it often needs replacing or may not fit a particular Scout. Fast-growing young men can easily outgrow their gear, so a great option for scouts is to rent it instead of buying it while in this growth spurt.

LowerGear is a Boy Scout Gear Store that will ship Scout-appropriate backpacking and camping gear direct to the scout's home. All the equipment is recent model, maintained in great condition, and we have the right-sized gear for any and all ages.

You can also rent tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, mattress pads, hiking poles, hydration gear, GPS navigation units and everything you need for any hiking or camping trip. We carry brand names such as ThermaRest, Big Sky, Kelty, Sierra Designs and many other well-known national and specialty brands.

The scout isn't limited to camping just with his troop for it is something the entire family can enjoy. And you don't have to have a lot of experience - you can be comfortable and enjoy the great outdoors on your very first camping trip. Outdoor exploring can be fun in any state park, National Park, recreational area, private campgrounds, or even in your own backyard.

Find a good place to camp by researching camp site options, such as for National Parks, your local state park reservation system’s web site, KOA camp sites, or even a private reservation site such as Reserve America.

There's no substitute for learning from experience, but you can also learn a lot about camping and backpacking by reading all of the following how-to articles we've put together to give you a jump-start before your first Scouting adventure in New Mexico.

Taking Care of and Setting Up Camping Tents
Staying Clean While Camping
Deciding what Camping Gear to take for a Camping or Backpacking Trip
How to Sleep Soundly While Camping
How to Dine Well at the CampGround
How to Buy or Rent the Right Camping Gear

If we can help you or your troop out with some of our high-quality Scout rental gear, just let us know. We can usually ship the same day the order comes in, but you need to allow up to 5 days of shipping time to get gear to you. Better still, pre-order rental camping gear as soon as you know your plans, especially around busy holiday weekends like Labor Day.

Another fun adventure for scouts and their families is geocaching, which combines the latest in navigation technology with one of the oldest "sports" around - treasure hunting. Geocachers, armed with a GPS, can seek out hidden caches utilizing GPS coordinates posted on the Internet by those hiding the cache. We've put together a guide for geocaching in Oregon - and have special packages for Scout troops that want to train their scouts about geocaching or go on a geocaching adventure. Along with the camping gear rental, you can also rent a GPS from us.

We rent camping and backpacking equipment for Boy Scouts in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, or Wyoming

For more information, call us at (480) 348-8917 or stop by our rental and retail store if your travels happen to have you near the Phoenix area.