TROOP 20 CAMPING LIST

REVISED 9-04

 

 

 

____       SCOUT HANDBOOK: There's always an opportunity to get something signed off on a campout.

____       SLEEPING BAG: A very warm one for winter, lighter for spring, summer, and fall camping.

____       PILLOW: Veterans know that a pillow keeps the head warmer and more comfortable at night.

____       FOAM PAD: Especially important for winter camping.

____       GROUND CLOTH: Must be waterproof, a barrier to go under the foam pad and necessary during all seasons.

____       RAIN SUIT: Could be a poncho, but a rain suit works best.                       

____      BACKPACK: Big enough to keep absolutely everything needed for a weekend or week campout.

____      GLOVES: A pair of leather ones for working around the campfire. A pair of warm ones for winter camping.

____       CAP: With a visor if in the sun all day, a very warm one if winter camping.

____       UNDERWEAR: Always one more pair than the number of days we are on the campout and long insulated style when winter camping.

____       PAJAMAS: Very important for winter camping. Long underwear should be used only if loose. Flannel pj's are best, also, sweats work well.  Anything too small and tight will make you cold.

____       SWEATSHIRT: Works well in winter with the layering method.

____      LONG PANTS: A couple of pair for the weekend campouts. Sometimes wind pants or outer shells work to keep

you warm and dry.

____      EXTRA CLOTHES: This is a catchall for you to consider for the type of weather to expect. You should have

clothes to take care of you, should you get wet, and clothes to take care of you, should it get cold.

____       JACKET/COAT/WIND PARKA: You have to make the judgment as to what is necessary depending upon the time of year

we're camping.

____      SOCKS: It seems you never have too many. The time of year determine weather wool, cotton, etc. Always keep

one pair of clean socks in your sleeping bag for the next day when winter camping.

____      SHOES: It is very important that waterproof boots be taken on winter campouts. Other seasons dictate

the kind of footwear needed. Summer campouts can allow gym shoes. NO SANDALS.

____       TOWEL: One should be enough.

____      TOILET KIT: Should contain a small bar of soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, a few Band-Aids, comb, etc.

____       TOILET PAPER: You never know if any is available at the campsite.

____      FLASHLIGHT AND BATTERIES: A small one will do. Be sure to check the batteries.

____     MESS KIT: This can be a store bought one or one put together from home consisting of a knife, fork, spoon,

plastic bowl or metal plate, and an unbreakable cup.

          ____      CANTEEN OR WATER BOTTLE: We will always have water at the campsite, but you will need to bring some

with you when we go out of camp on our adventure

 

          ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING SHOULD BE LABELED WITH YOUR NAME. YOU'D BE SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH

          EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING ENDS UP MISSING OR IN THE LOST AND FOUND WITH NOBODY CLAIMING IT OR

          KNOWING WHO IT BELONGS TO!

 

       This is just a suggested list. Your Assistant Scoutmaster will have ideas of other things that

       should be taken, and some things that may not be needed. Use this list as a starting point for packing.

       As you become a veteran camper you will have your own list and be able to pack quickly.

       Remember Scouts, YOU should do your own packing.