ABOUT SCOUT

FOUNDED IN 2004

SCOUT was co-founded by Deb Waterman Johns and husband Ben Johns in 2004. A working mom of four, Deb needed large, sturdy, affordable totes to carry all of her family’s stuff without getting weighed down. When she couldn’t find them, she made them.

CO-FOUNDER + CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

DEB WATERMAN JOHNS

With nearly four decades of experience in the fashion industry as a former Vogue editor and celebrity stylist, Deb’s refined eye and creative vision are the driving force behind the SCOUT brand.

DYNAMIC FABRICS

Life is messy. We get it! That’s why you never have to treat any of our fabrics with kid gloves. Durable, lightweight, water resistant, and easy to wipe clean, our fabrics haul it all and last for the long haul.

UNIQUE PATTERNS

We may be best known for our fresh, colorful, on-trend patterns. Our talented team of artists work collaboratively with Deb to interpret her designs, creating hundreds of limited-edition patterns each year.

THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED PRODUCTS

Fabulous design plus delightful little details help you stay organized, carry more, save time and feel more balanced. All while accomplishing more in your everyday.

find a store

HUNDREDS OF STORES

NATIONWIDE

Alongside our Flagship Store in Georgetown, hundreds of independent retailers nationwide carry SCOUT, including a select group of SCOUT Destination Stores who offer the broadest product selection, specialized services, and custom local SCOUT patterns.

giving back

go bo Fund

Giving back is woven into SCOUT’s DNA. Deb and Ben’s son Bo (an adult now) was diagnosed with cancer as a child and the Johns family realized very quickly that a lot of kids and families were not nearly as supported as they were. The GO BO Fund was created and it has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 15+ years to help other families in similar circumstances. SCOUT gives back in countless other ways all year long, to local frontline heroes, needy children, struggling families, and more.

IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO FEEL EVERY DAY THAT YOU’RE NOT JUST TAKING BUT ALSO GIVING BACK.

DEB WATERMAN JOHNS

SECRET SANTA washington dc

Deb previously worked with a Secret Santa program in NYC, and she brought the holiday gift concept to families in need in DC. A team of funders and shoppers work together to provide gifts for local kids and make their holiday season a little brighter.

NURSE APPRECIATION DAY

Nurses have always loved SCOUT. A small gesture that pales in comparison to their selfless contribution, we’ve loved surprising them with SCOUT bags to brighten their day. #staybright #stayhealthy

TRACY’S KIDS AT GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL

Through her program called Tracy’s Kids, Tracy uses Art Therapy to help pediatric cancer patients cope with the disease and their treatments. The Johns family got to know Tracy well during their son Bo’s treatment.