A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.
— Baden-Powell

Camping Equipment Checklist-This can be packed in a duffel type bag (since we will not be hiking the equipment in to a camp site), or a backpack.

  • Required: 
    ___Sleeping bag (adequate for the season) 
    ___extra blanket or sheet (as needed for weather conditions) 
    ___Foam pad or air mattress 
    ___3 plastic trash bags (for bedding if it rains, for dirty clothes, etc.) 
    ___Ground cloth 
    ___wash up kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, wash cloth/towel, comb or brush,         deodorant) 
    ___toilet paper (just in case) 
    ___personal first aid kit 
    ___eating utensils (bowl, cup, fork, spoon, knife) 
    ___junky shoes or water shoes 
              Scout uniform (class A uniform must be worn when we leave and return from a trip) 
              shirts (scout t-shirts) 
              sweat suit/long johns (if needed) 
              coat/gloves (if needed) 
              stocking cap (if needed) 
    ___Totin Chip 
    ___pocket knife (if you have your Totin Chip) NO SHEATH KNIVES 
    ___Fireman's Chit 
    ___Scout Book and notebook & pen 
    ___flashlight with extra batteries 
    ___nylon cord (for clothes lines, etc.) 
    ___Rain gear

  • Optional 
    ___sewing kit 
    ___camera & film 
    ___books (merit badge pamphlets, bedtime reading, etc.) 
    ___camp stool 
    ___spending money (for snacks, patches, etc.) 
    ___Bathing suit and beach towel (if needed)


    Extended Backpacking Equipment Checklist - This will need to be packed in a backpack.  Pack light because the boys will be carrying their backpack for an extended period of time.  Items listed below are minimum Qty.

    • Required 
      ___backpack (to pack everything in) 
      ___Sleeping bag (adequate for the season) 
      ___Sleeping pad 
      ___plastic trash bags (for dirty clothes, etc.) 
      ___large plastic trash bags (to cover backpack if raining.) 
      ___Wash up kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.) 
      ___Toilet Paper (remove the cardboard roll and squeeze flat/store in a plastic bag) 
      ___eating utensils (bowl, cup, fork, spoon, knife) 
      ___Clothing (light weight things that don't weigh too much (nylon shorts etc.)) 
      ___Good pair of hiking boots / shoes 
      ___2 pair of Boot socks 
      ___2 pair of liner socks 
      ___Totin' Chip 
      ___Pocket Knife (if you have your Totin Chip) NO SHEATH KNIVES 
      ___Fireman's Chit 
      ___flashlight with spare batteries 
      ___Rain gear 
      ___Personal first aid kit 
      ___backpacking stove (if you have one) 
      ___backpacking cooking pots (if you have some)


      Day Hike Equipment Checklist-Pack in a day pack(bookbag type pack) or a large fanny pack

      • Required 
        ___Fanny pack or Back pack 
        ___Clothing appropriate for weather 
        ___Boots or good hiking shoes 
        ___extra pair of boot socks 
        ___extra pair of liner socks 
        ___Rain gear 
        ___Water bottles (2 - 1 Liter bottles) 
        ___Trail snacks 
        ___Personal first aid kit 

      • Optional 
        ___walking stick 
        ___pocket knife (If you have your Totin Chip) NO SHEATH KNIVES 
        ___sun glasses 
        ___insect repellent 


        Summer Camp Equipment Checklist-pack in a footlocker with a padlock

        • Basic equipment 
          ___Scout uniform-Scout shirt, Scout shorts, Scout belt, Scout socks and Scouting t-shirts 
          ___Medical form completed 
          ___extra clothing-socks, underwear, shoes, shorts, long pants 
          ___sweatshirt or light jacket 
          ___sleeping bag and pillow or bed sheets and pillow 
          ___poncho or rain gear 
          ___swim trunks 
          ___soap, comb, toothbrush and other personal items 
          ___Scout Handbook, pens pencils, notebook with paper 
          ___money for crafts, merit badges and merit badge books, and Trading Post 
          ___sunscreen, insect repellent, knapsack 
          ___flashlight and pocket knife

        • Pathfinder participants additional equipment-First year campers 
          ___backpack for overnighter 
          ___canteen, mess kit, utensils 
          ___boots or comfortable shoes for hiking 
          ___personal first aid kit 
          ___sleeping bag and sleeping pad

        • Ranger and Adventure to Eagle Participants additional equipment 
          ___gloves for rappelling 
          ___wool socks-2 pair 
          ___hat or cap 
          ___strap for glasses if you wear glasses 
          ___long pants 
          ___water bottle/canteen 
          ___waterproof sunscreen 
          ___nylon windbreaker (to wear on river) 
          ___shoes to get wet/river sandals 
          ___bathing suit 
          ___daypack or small backpack

        Never bring sheath knives, electronics, valuables, inappropriate clothing, or bad attitudes.