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Items Required on a Campout

Below is a list of items to review prior to a campout. As a Troop we travel to and from the campout in full Class A Boy Scout uniform so arrive at the departure location in uniform. "Be Prepared"!

Personal gear

  • Uniform (shirt, neckerchief, pants or shorts, belt & socks)
  • Scout handbook
  • Notebook & pen
  • Flashlight (with batteries)
  • Pocket knife (must have earned Totin' Chip card)
  • Compass / whistle
  • Watch
  • Water bottle (refillable, non disposable)

Camp gear

  • Sleeping bag, should be of good quality and of a temperature rating suitable for expected temperatures
  • Sleeping mat or blanket for additional ground insulation.
  • Pillow
  • Backpack and/or Duffel Bag with resealable plastic bags to keep items dry
  • Day pack

Toilet kit

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Comb
  • Deodorant
  • Soap & Shampoo
  • Towel
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sunscreen, lip balm
  • Medications (handed to the Medical adult at start of trip)

Camper Clothing (please remember to pack extra clothing/footwear if rain is forecasted)

  • Socks (plus 1 extra pair)
  • Shirt (plus 1 extra)
  • Pants or shorts (most scouts live in their scout pants/shorts during camping trips)
  • Sleeping shorts or sweats
  • Underwear (& long johns if cold)
  • Swimsuit & towel (if swimming is planned)
  • Hiking boots or other appropriate footwear - not that you MUST wear boots if hiking, and organized camps like the klondike derby require them
  • Second pair of gym shoes
  • Windbreaker, jacket or coat
  • Rain poncho or other appropriate outerwear (can be inexpensive light plastic)
  • Hat (covering your ears when cold) and (if necessary) gloves

Mess kit

  • Cup or mug, plastic or insulated, used for water, soup, hot chocolate.
  • Bowl / plate
  • Knife / fork / spoon

Optional Items

  • Camp chair
  • Cards, non electronic games or books
  • Fishing equipment
  • Sunglasses
  • Money (summer camp or other special event)
NO electronics (we are there to enjoy the outdoors and each others company) - cell phones, radios, ipods etc. If brought they will be returned at the conclusion of the trip.
NO food in tents, refrain from bringing personal snacks to reduce the interaction with wildlife.