Dec. 16, 2013 – DECATUR, Ga. — is giving away 1,000 online topo map subscriptions ($49.98 value) to Boy Scout Troops in the US and Canada to help jump start camping and hiking trip planning for 2014.

“As an Eagle Scout, I gained a lifelong appreciation for the great outdoors from Scouting,” says Jeff Barber, founder of “Camping and hiking were such a big part of my Scouting experience and provided the perfect opportunity for me to gain confidence and leadership skills at a young age.”

Starting today, Boy Scout Troops can apply for one of one thousand, 2-year Tripleblaze memberships with free access to nearly 15,000 premium topo maps covering campgrounds and hiking trails in the US and Canada. Each topo map can be used online or printed and many include recommended routes and elevation profiles to make trip planning even easier.

In addition to topo maps, features reviews and photos of camping and hiking locations to help visitors find the best places to get outdoors. Covering federal, state, local, and private campgrounds and trails, Tripleblaze offers one of the most comprehensive sources of outdoor information via the web and smartphone apps (iOS and Android).

“Scouting gave me so much as a young man and I’m really excited about providing premium Tripleblaze topo maps to Scout Troops as a small way of giving back.”

Troops may apply for a free membership using this form on a first come, first served basis. More info at or contact Jeff Barber (