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Scouts Canada launches free helpline for all your camping calamities

May 02, 2023

If you find yourself up the creek without a paddle on a camping trip this summer, there is a new number you can call for help.

Scouts Canada has launched a free 24/7 camping helpline where callers can find expert advice on common camping conundrums.

After calling 1-844-SCOUT101, campers can select pre-recorded solutions — from trying to start a fire with wet wood, getting a tent up with damaged poles, righting a capsized canoe and basic first aid.

"Some people might have some rusty skills or lack of confidence going out there, so we wanted to provide a way that people can get the tips and tricks they need," said Scouts' volunteer Graham Rice, speaking Tuesday on The Early Edition.  


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