TROOP 20 CAMPING LIST
____ 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
____ 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.