Gear List

All you will need to enjoy your first campout is your personal gear (which should include a sleeping bag, a mess kit - plate/bowl, cup and eating utensils). Generally there is nothing you need to buy. Scouts are required to use the tents provided by the Troop. Adults can use Troop tents or their own tents (most adults in the Troop prefer to use their own tents). All pots, pans, stoves, lanterns, cleaning and other camp supplies are provided by and maintained by the Troop. The Gear List below is a guide for those who might want to shop for some additional personal gear or clothing. Troop t-shirts and hats are available for purchase at various Troop meetings.
GEAR LIST

 

(these are ideas only – not requirements)

 

Camping Gear

Clothing

Backpack or Fanny Pack

Binoculars

Board Games

Camera with Extra Batteries or Disposable Cameras

Camp Hammer with Stake Pull*

Canteen/Water Bottle

Chairs

Clothesline and Clothespins

Compass

Cot*

Ear Plugs

Emergency Space Blanket

Emergency weather radio

First Aid Kit

Fishing Supplies - Including Bucket, Tackle, Poles, Bait Fishing License*

Flashlights

Glow Sticks

Ground Roll

Knife Sharpener

Lantern for personal use (battery powered only)

Mosquito Netting

Pillows

Playing Cards

Pocket Knife**

Raingear - always assume it WILL rain

Rope

Scout Handbook

Sewing Kit

Signal Mirror

Sleeping Bags

Sleeping pad

Stakes*

Suntan Lotion

Tarp to Place Under Tent*

Tent*

Toiletries

Tools/multi-tool (“Leatherman”) **

Towels

Waterproof Matches or Lighter***

Whistle

 

Summer Camping

 

Bandana

Bathing Suit

Extra underwear

Flip flops for the beach, lake and camp shower

Hat for sun protection

Hiking boots – Spray with water repellant solution

Insect repellant

Loose fitting long pajamas for cold nights

Rain poncho – always assume it will rain.

Scout shirts – Class A and B

Shorts and long pants

Socks up to the knee to fight ticks and poison ivy

Sweat pants

Sweat shirts with hoods for cold nights

Tank tops, t-shirts and long sleeve shirts

Tennis shoes

 

 

Winter and Cold Weather Camping

 

Gloves or mittens

 

Coat made for cold weather, water proof, big enough to fit over your extra clothing without being tight, with hood to protect neck from cold and snow

 

Extra clothing so you can change often, especially in wet weather

 

Knit hat and ski mask

 

Long Underwear - Gore-tex, wool or polypropylene

 

Never jeans or cotton

 

Loose clothing for layering. Gore-tex, wool and polypropylene

 

Rubber over-boots

 

Scarf

 

Thinner wicking socks, then wool socks for layering

 

                         

*These items are generally for adults only. Scouts sleep in Troop provided tents. Adults like to use cots.
**A scout must have earned and be in possession of his Totin’ Chip before he may possess or use any knife or tools with knives on them.
***A scout must have earned and be in possession of his Firem’n Chit before he may possess or use any lighters or matches.
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