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Campout Gear List

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  • Backpack (troop loaners available)
  • Tent (share with one or more scouts; troop loaners available)
  • Sleeping bag (in a stuff sack)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Mess kit (bowl and/or plate, fork and/or spoon)
  • 2 1-liter water bottles
  • Change of clothes
  • Toiletries (tooth brush/paste, toilet paper, hand sanitizer)
  • Rain gear
  • Headlamp
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Scout Handbook
  • $10 for Sunday lunch on the way home
Cold Weather:
  • Fleece or knit stocking cap
  • Gloves
  • Hand warmers (air activated packs)
  • Dry clothing for sleeping, e.g. long underwear, wool socks
  • Wicking base layer (non-cotton to wick away sweat)
  • Lip balm
  • Day pack or fanny pack (for day hikes)
  • Pocket knife (with your Toten Chip)
  • Fire starter (firesteel, magnesium, tinder, etc; with your Firem'n Chit)
  • Compass
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • Work gloves (for service projects)
  • Binoculars
  • 2-way radio (channel 4, subchannel 10)
  • Pencil and paper
  • Playing cards, board games, frisbee, football
Water Activity:
  • Swim suit & towel
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • Swim shirt (fast drying)
  • Fishing gear
Backpacking:  (when backpacking without chuck boxes, each patrol needs to pack their own cooking gear)
  • Backpacking stove and fuel; 1 for every 2-4 scouts (propane/butane canisters stoves preferred)
    • All liquid fuels must be in well-marked approved containers, transported and stored by an adult, and used under an adult's supervision
  • Dining fly (tarp used as a rain fly for the cooking and eating area)
  • 1 quart pot (to boil water for cooking)
  • Freezer bags for "cooking"
  • Trash bags (pack it in, pack it out)
  • All gear should fit in or be strapped on to the backpack
What not to bring:
  • No personal electronics are allowed on campouts, but may be used in the cars while traveling
  • No sandals - closed toe shoes are required for all Scout activities
  • No personal food or snacks.  The grubmaster will provide all the food for the patrol.
  • No food in backpacks or tents (to keep the critters away).