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    USNA Gift Shop Scavenger Hunt

    By Bill the Goat on January 6, 2023

    USNA Gift Shop Scavenger Hunt

    We’ve had some fun scavenger hunts around the Yard, but we’ve never done a gift shop scavenger hunt…until now. Get ready for an intriguing, fast-paced tour of the store, as we seek out some of the most interesting items at the USNA Gift Shop. Then come see us in person to see them for real!

    Only the USNA Midshipmen Store, Navyonline.com and the USNA Gift Shop at the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center offer REAL Navy gear and apparel that gives all of our profits to the Brigade. So when you’re getting a gift for yourself or someone else, you’re giving a gift to the midshipmen too.


    Ready to discover some great items? Let’s start with…


    The U.S. Naval Academy Locker Room

    The USNA Gift Shop is stocked with everything you could want to support your favorite U.S. Naval Academy team. From jerseys to hats to hoodies to shorts, this collection of exclusive Naval Academy wear is only on the Yard and at Navyonline.com.

    Polo Dress Shirt: For a work function, a night out or a day on the links, this Under Armour polo performance fabric shirt features a bold Navy logo on the chest and the American flag on the sleeve. Smooth and athletic, the cut flatters all shapes, and the blue and white versions both pair well with khakis, shorts, or even dress pants. See if you can find them in the store.

    Under Armour Jersey #12: Roger Staubach made this number famous. The Heisman Trophy winner was number 12 at Navy, and the school retired his jersey during his last year at the Academy. You can honor Staubach’s legacy with this breathable Under Armour jersey with red stripes. The performance material can take a hit, and it gets style points too. Once you find it in the store, pick one up for yourself or your favorite Navy fan!


    Classic USNA Hoodie: Next up—this warm and durable Under Armour hoodie in ash grey is built to keep you cozy at the game, while out and about town and on walks through the woods. Soft and comfortable with a generous hood and the Naval Academy logo with founding year emblazoned on its front, it’s a classic that belongs in every U.S. Naval Academy fan’s wardrobe.

    Made in the USA

    We’re proud to support our country by featuring many products made on U.S. soil. Here’s a sampling of American-made items, including some that benefit our U.S. Veterans too.


    Tervis Tumbler: See if you can locate it. Not only is 

    this USNA icon’s exclusive wrap design cool looking, but it will comfortably keep your drink the right temperature, and is the perfect size for travel. The Tervis tumbler is made in the U.S. and the stampede of Bills is sure to turn heads!


    The General's Hot Sauces: This all natural and veteran-owned company uses American-grown peppers to make their delicious and crave-worthy sauces and other flavorings. They give a portion of their proceeds to military and veteran families; some products also support other charities too. Cleverly concealed in glass weaponry, they make a fantastic gift. Try the variety of flavors to add “pow” to your food!



    Duke Cannon Soaps: These oversized ten ounce bars of soap were born in Oregon and feature a variety of robust fragrances, from “Midnight Swim” to “Bourbon Oak Barrel” to “Beer Soap” to “Gun Smoke” to many more creative scents. A portion of the company proceeds benefit U.S. Veterans, and 100 percent will benefit your hygiene! Enjoy these yourself or give them as gifts. Look for them in the store. Their cheeky packaging opens to reveal large high-quality soap, and a gift that gives twice! 



    Build Your Navy Library

    We have a number of interesting and beautifully written books for all ages for sale at the Gift Shop. See if you can find these popular books.


    Roger Miller Naval Academy Annapolis Coffee-table Book: This expertly photographed book has become a USNA classic featuring many exclusive photos of the Naval Academy. The perfect keepsake item for your USNA fan, it captures life at the Academy with precision and passion. Find it in the book section.



    Chester Midshipmouse: Time & Tide: Your youngest Navy fan will love to join in on Chester’s journey as he navigates his fourth year at the Academy and strives to become commissioned, despite the many mouse traps in his and his fellow midshipmice’s way. It’s the third and final book of this popular series; you can find all of these exciting and well-illustrated stories at the Gift Shop.



    A Thyme to Entertain Menus & Traditions of Annapolis: This gorgeously photographed cookbook will have your mouth watering before you even pick up the ingredients from the market. With recipes for traditional Annapolis area events, from Steeplechase Picnics to a Day on the Bay, it showcases this area’s unique Chesapeake flavor and extends its warm hospitality with some welcoming paper invitations.


    Time for the Hunt

    Come take a spin around the Naval Academy Gift Shop and see if you can find these and other great Navy items. We are proud to support the midshipmen who support our freedoms. The USNA tours, Yard restaurants and Navy shops all give their profits to the Brigade. Come enjoy a day on the Yard with a scavenger hunt and even a stroll around the Yard. You never know what treasures you’ll find!


    See the Store


    Please Note: The events, companies, destinations and/or products mentioned in this article are only suggestions. Readers should not consider these suggestions as an endorsement by the United States Naval Academy or any other component of the Department of Defense.

    Bill the Goat
    Written by Bill the Goat | January 6, 2023


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