Summer Camp

Packing List

Climate: Inland
Season: Summer
Duration: 2 to 6 Nights
Gender:

Summer Camp is a time honored rite of passage for many new scouts. For many it is their first time away from home alone, so the right gear is important. Due to the different activities available at each camp, the precise list will vary, but this list is a good start.

Paperwork

_______  Completed Medical Exam Forms - Turn into trip leader prior to trip. Other Camp forms as required.
_______  Copy of Insurance Card - Photocopy of front and back of insurance card.

Clothing

_______  Bandana or Handkerchief
_______  Belt
_______  Hat (Brim)
_______  Hiking Boots
_______  Hiking Pants (Long)
_______  Hiking Pants (Shorts)
_______  Pants (Long)
_______  Pants (Short) *
_______  Rain Gear
_______  Sandals - Not all camps allow open toe shoes. Check first! *
_______  Shirt (Long Sleeve)
_______  Shirt (Short Sleeve, Wicking )
_______  Shoes (lightweight)
_______  Sleeping Clothes - Never sleep in the same clothing you eat or cook in!
_______  Socks - One pair per day.
_______  Socks (Heavy) - For hiking boots
_______  Socks (Liner) *
_______  Swim Suit - Trunks for boys, one piece for girls.
_______  Swimming Shirt - One with UV protection is often a good idea. *
_______  Underwear - One pair per day.
_______  Uniform - Most camps will require both class A (full uniform) and class B (troop tee shirts) uniform attire for different events.

Gear

_______  Bicycle - Check to see if allowed. Must be labeled with scout name. *
_______  Bicycle Helmet - Required if bicycling is on the agenda. Must be labeled with scout name. *
_______  Bicycle Pack - If bringing bike. One that hangs off the handle bars, or seat is not too expensive. *
_______  Bicycle Repair Kit (Small) - Basic wrenches, screwdrivers, and tube repair items. *
_______  Binoculars *
_______  Books *
_______  Camera *
_______  Camera Tripod - Small (6") one for digital camera works great. *
_______  Compass *
_______  Day Pack
_______  Duffle Bag
_______  Eating Utensils - Check with the camp to determine if this is needed. *
_______  Fishing Equipment & License - Check with camp on fishing opportunities. *
_______  Flashlight
_______  Folding Chair *
_______  Garbage Bags - Good to keep things dry, or for storing dirty clothing. *
_______  GPS *
_______  Ground Cloth or Tarp - Sometimes you just need to create a dry place. *
_______  Hand Sanitizer *
_______  Head Lamp *
_______  Head Net - For mosquitoes *
_______  Hiking Poles *
_______  Hydration Bladder *
_______  Jacket/Fleece
_______  Knife *
_______  Merit Badge Books - Always best to bring your own books for the Merit Badges you are working on. Bring pre-requisite paperwork as appropriate.
_______  Notebook & Pen/Pencil
_______  Pillow (Small) *
_______  Scout Book
_______  Sleeping Bag - Not needed if the camp supplies bedding, but that is unusual.
_______  Sleeping Pad - Not needed if the camp supplies bunks. *
_______  Soap - Biodegradable
_______  Stuff Sacks - Keep your gear organized.
_______  Sun Glasses - You're living outside, protect the eyes! Make sure they protect against 100% of UV rays or they will do more harm than good.
_______  Swimming Goggles *
_______  Tent - Most camps supply tents or cabins, but check to be certain. *
_______  Toilet Paper - It never hurts to have your own roll, just in case. *
_______  Towel (Large)
_______  Water Bottle - Stay hydrated!
_______  Zip Lock™ Bags - Keep things organized! *

Personal Items

_______  Alarm Clock *
_______  Calling Card - Sometimes a call home is needed. *
_______  Comb *
_______  Deodorant - Do not use if camping in an area with bears. *
_______  First Aid Kit (Small)
_______  Jeans - Not great in rainy areas. *
_______  Lip Balm
_______  Money - Check with the camp to determine how much money they recommend.
_______  Nail Clippers - Clip your nails before you go! *
_______  Postcards - Stamped *
_______  Prescription Medications - In original container clearly marked with name and dosage. Scouts are usually required to turn them in to the adult health officer. *
_______  Shampoo
_______  Shaving Gear *
_______  Skin Lotion - Unscented *
_______  Tampons/sanitary napkins  (females only)  *
_______  Toothbrush
_______  Toothpaste
_______  Towel (Small) *
_______  Watch - Most camps run on a tight schedule.

Group Gear

_______  Clip Board
_______  First Aid Kit (Large)
_______  Flags - Troop & Country flags are often hung in camp. Make sure you have the proper materials to hang them. *
_______  Insect Repellent
_______  Lantern (Large) - With fuel source.
_______  Lockbox - With envelopes, for storing scout money and valuables. Include a way to secure it to a fixed object. *
_______  Multi Tool - With pliers, wire cutters, serrated blade, screw drivers, etc.
_______  Rain Fly *
_______  Repair Kit
_______  Rope
_______  Skit and Song Books - Skits & Songs have been a part of scouting since scouting began! *
_______  Sunscreen

* Optional Item

Make sure you check with the camp regarding sleeping and eating arrangements, and pack accordingly.


Please Note:  This is only a recommended minimum set of equipment based on the past experiences of many individuals. We do not guarantee that it is all inclusive or appropriate for the activities you are planning. The trip leader, and common sense should always dictate the equipment you actually pack.
List generated on 4/20/2014 9:32:32 PM


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