Glad you have gotten some good suggestions here.
Funny you should mention this topic, as my 12 year old son wernt to 6th grade camp last month, deodorant was on the list of "things to bring," and my 12 year olds haven't needed deodorant at that age. We must just be late bloomers.
Asked dh if ds would be made fun of b/c he doesn't use deo. yet, wondered if I should send some even if ds doesn't use it yet, of course dh thought this was funny, asked me if I wanted to pack some axillary hair while I was at it, etc.
DS was fine.
But now I am wondering, what percentage of 12 year olds actually use deo.?
My kids are more like 13 when they begin needing "protection."