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What to Bring

What To Bring When Camping Out

The Scout Basic Essentials

  • Pocketknife
  • First-aid kit
  • Extra clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Trail food
  • Matches and fire starters
  • Sun protection
  • Map and compass
  • Insect repellent, a whistle, and other items also might be considered essentials, depending on your destination, the length of your trip, and the season.

Wear and Carry:

  • Your complete Scout Uniform (the bolo tie may be left at home)
  • Clothing appropriate for the season and the weather
  • Your Tent (if your tent partner has it, call him and make sure he is bringing it, or go pick it up, there are no extra tents if you don't bring one)
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Sleeping gear:
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sleeping pad
    • Ground cloth
  • Eating kit:
    • Spoon
    • Plate
    • Bowl
    • Cup
  • Cleanup kit:
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Dental floss
    • Comb
    • Small towel
  • Optional personal items:
    • Watch
    • Camera
    • Pencil or pen
    • Small notebook
    • Swimsuit
    • Fishing pole and gear
    • Other gear for specific activities

Warm-Weather Clothing Checklist for Outdoor Adventures

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • T-shirt
  • Hiking shorts
  • Long pants
  • Sweater or warm jacket*
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
  • Extra socks
  • Hat with a brim for shade
  • Bandanna
  • Rain gear
  • Extra underwear (for longer trips)

Cold-Weather Clothing Checklist for Outdoor Adventures

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Warm shirt*
  • Long pants*
  • Sweater*
  • Long underwear*
  • Hiking boots or sturdy shoes
  • Extra socks
  • Insulated parka or coat with hood
  • Warm hat*
  • Gloves*
  • Rain gear
  • Extra underwear (for longer trips)

*These items should be made of wool or a warm synthetic fabric. Avoid cotton clothing when the weather might be cool, cold, or wet.

 

If you have a question, comment, or suggestion, please e-mail: Chuck Williams

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