____       Scout Uniform (Class A)

____       Scout Uniform (Class B)

____       Complete Change of Clothing

____       Rain Gear

____       Extra Pair of Shoes

____       Hiking Boots or High Top
               Tennis Shoes

____       Layered Clothing Appropriate
               for Weather

____       Coat Appropriate for

____       4 Pairs of Socks

____       Sock Liners for Long Hikes

____       Gloves

____       Hat


____       Sleeping Bag & Extra
               Blankets (if needed)

____       Foam Pad

____       Plastic Ground Cloth (3’ X 7’)

____       Sweats; Dry Socks; Knit Hat
               or Hooded Sweatshirt to
               sleep in


____       Cup & Bowl or Messkit

____       Silverware


____       Personal Toiletries

____       Towel

____       Personal First Aid Kit

____       Water Bottle or Canteen (Filled)

____       Flashlight & Extra Batteries

____       Pack or Duffle Bag

____       Boy Scout Handbook

____       Notebook

____       Pen

____       Non-aerosol Insect Repellent

____       Pocket Knife with Totin’ Chip

____       Spending Money

____       Specialized Equipment for
               Specific Campouts

____       Whistle


____       Handkerchief

____       Compass

____       Sewing Kit

____       Camera

____       Bible or Prayer Book

____       Nature Books

____       Sunglasses

____       Binoculars


____       Sunscreen

____       Fishing Gear

____       Swimsuit

____       2 Towels

____       Scout Shorts

____       2 Hangers

____       Water Shoes

____       Health Form

____       Wallet (Money and ID)

***All medication must be given to an adult leader.
***Please put your name on all your gear, if possible.
***Scout Uniform (Class A) is to be worn when leaving for a campout and for the return trip.
***Refer to your Boy Scout Handbook for additional items needed for backpacking.

The troop camps year-round. For cold-weather camping, additional equipment is necessary. With proper equipment, cold-weather camping does not mean being cold. The sleeping bag should be rated for about +20 degrees, or a liner or cover for the regular bag can work. Warm footgear is essential. Tennis shoes with snow boots do not work. Good insulated boots are best. Socks should have no cotton content. Wool or synthetic pile are the socks of choice. Polypropylene or silk sock liners help a lot. Bring plenty of extra socks. Clothing should consist of three layers. None of the layers should be cotton if possible. The inner layer should wick moisture away from the skin (polypropylene underwear works well). The second layer should trap an air layer (pile and fleece work well). The outer layer should stop the wind (Nylon is good). A good hat and gloves finish the outfit. Wind-resistance is a good feature. Bring extra hats and gloves, because with Scouts, these tend to get wet and/or lost. Special equipment is also needed for backpacking trips, and will be discussed as needed.

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