OAKLAND, CA – Adventure® Medical Kits (AMK), the leading developer of medical kits, survival gear and insect repellents and bite treatments for outdoor enthusiasts, is proud to announce that it will be donating a generous amount of gear to the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary Jamboree, a national multi-day gathering of scouts from across the country which will be held later this month at Fort A.P. Hill, VA.
Working in concert with Scout Troops 364 and 361, of Madison, AL, AMK is supporting the Jamboree with the donation of 4000 samples of DEET-free Natrapel® 8 hour insect repellent wipes, which will distributed along with “Be Safe” outdoor first aid pamphlets in goodie bags to scout leaders. In addition, AMK is providing a variety of its medical kits, survival packs and hygiene products, including the alcohol-free Adventure® Hand Sanitizer and Fresh Bath Travel Wipes.
Throughout the Jamboree, Troops 364 and 361 will use the AMK products to teach four outdoor merit badges — for camping, hiking, backpacking and cooking – 14 times a day to scouts in attendance. All of the AMK gear will also be showcased in designated areas as “suggested products” that scouts should pack when camping, backpacking or hiking.
Separately, Boy Scout of America (BSA) medical and administrative staff at the Jamboree will also be using AMK’s Adventure First Aid Kits to treat any scouts or other attendees who sustain injuries or illnesses during the festivities.
“AMK is honored to have the opportunity to participate in this great event and celebrate the BSA on the momentous occasion of its 100th anniversary,” said AMK co-founder Frank Meyer, an Eagle Scout and current assistant scoutmaster with Troop 676 in Bozeman, MT.
Meyer continued, “A big part of BSA’s mission – to teach leadership skills using the outdoors as it’s classroom – dovetails perfectly with AMK’s core mandate, which is to develop high quality medical and survival products that help people enjoy the outdoors safely.”
The 2010 edition of National Boy Scout Jamboree will run from July 26 – August 4, at Fort A.P. Hill, VA. The event is expected to draw 37,000 scouts from across the U.S. Another 275,000 visitors are also predicted to participate in the multi-day celebration of scouting. For information on the Jamboree visit www.bsajamboree.org
About Adventure® Medical Kits
Adventure® Medical Kits, a division of Tender Corporation, is the world leader in developing innovative first aid and outdoor survival products that help people enjoy safe outdoor adventures. Co-designed with top emergency, outdoor, marine and travel medicine experts, AMK’s activity-specific medical kits are specially designed to prevent and treat common injuries and ailments that occur during outdoor activities, including mountaineering, hunting, sailing, hiking or traveling.
Additionally, the company markets a wide range of survival products under the SOL brand, including emergency and thermal bivvies; survival blankets; survival kits and hybrid gear repair, first aid and survival packs. It is also the exclusive distributor in the outdoor and sporting goods channel of DEET and DEET-free bug repellants Ben’s® and Natrapel, respectively; and the #1 selling insect bite treatment AfterBite® –The Itch Eraser®. More recently, AMK and its parent company Tender Corp. have established exclusive partnerships with Z-Medica® (maker of the hemostatic product QuikClot®) and Strategic Science Technologies, LLC (maker of the foot moisturizing cream HealthiFeet®) to distribute both companies’ products exclusively through food, drug, mass, sporting goods and outdoor specialty retail channels.
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