Packing List

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The General Packing List for most Troop camping trips is as follows:

  •  Sleeping bag (synthetic fill preferred over cotton)
  •  Sleeping pad (prefer self-inflating or egg-crate over large air matresses)
  •  Pillow
  •  Mess Kit (prefer Lexan or other hard plastic over metal), with utensils
  •  Water Bottle
  •  Headlamp or Flashlight
  •  Raincoat or Poncho (Rain Pants if possible)
  • Warm Top Layer (Polar Fleece preferred over cotton sweatshirts)
  • Seasonally appropriate clothing: shorts and/or long pants; 1-2 changes of socks, underwear, and t-shirts; long-sleeved shirt.
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • 2 sets of footwear (prefer hiking boots + second set of old camp shoes)
  •  Scout Handbook (in zip-lock bag)
  •  Class A or B (troop t-shirt) uniform should be worn during transport, especially when location is a BSA camp (no Bandana needed)
  • Sunscreen/Bug Repellant (non-aerosol)/bug head net.
  •  Toothbrush and Paste 
  •  Permission form 
  •  Money for meals/snacks enroute during longer trips
  •  Medications; unless accompanied by a parent, please label and give to designated adult at check-in.

Optional: Pocketknife WITH TOTIN' CHIP, Camera, Cards, Hacky-sacs, books, football, soccer ball, frisbee.

Backpacks are preferred, but not necessary for most trips.

Electronics (cell phones, games, music systems) are allowed in cars during transports ONLY, and must remain locked in cars during camping.

Personal snacks are o.k. in cars. If present in camp, they must be shared with everyone.

*** High caffeine energy drinks are allowed with written parental permission only (specifying type and quantity allowed).***

NO FOOD IN TENTS EVER!!! No flames in tents!!!

PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING!!! (Especially things like uniforms, Troop t-shirts, mess kits, Scout Handbooks - they all look the same).

Optional for adults only: Coffee pots and coffee!!! Big tents (Scouts will sleep in Troop tents), folding chairs, folding cots, etc.