Summer camp

DUFFEL BAG

  • Easier to get stuff in and out of a duffel bag than a backpack
  • Bring a second bag for dirty clothes

BEDDING

  • sleeping bag, pillow

 

LABELLED CLOTHING                                                        

  • Uniform (pants/shorts, shirt, belt, socks, neckerchief and slide)
  • Troop t-shirt
  • Daily change of clothes (notably T-shirt, socks and underwear)    
  • 2-3 pair shorts
  • Swimsuit (2 if you have them)
  • 1 pair sturdy shoes (closed toe)
  • 1 pair shoes for shower and boating (croks or sneakers)
  • Sleep wear 
  • 1 pair long pants 
  • 1 warm layer (eg. fleece)
  • Hat 
  • rain gear

 

SCOUT EQUIPMENT      

  • Ziploc-type bags are good for clothes
  • 2 Heavy trash bags for wet stuff or laundry
  • 2 towels - one for showers, one for swimming
  • Toilet articles - soap (liquid, or in a box), toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, etc. 
  • Boy Scout Handbook 
  • Mess Kit (Plate, Bowl, Cup, Knife, Fork, Spoon) labelled
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid kit (home made if you are doing First Aid Merit Badge)
  • Paper and pencil      
  • Day pack
  • Water bottle (labelled)
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket Knife
  • Sun block 
  • Insect Repellent (non-aerosol)
  • Mosquito net
  • Watch
  • OA Sash (if you are OA)

 

OPTIONAL PERSONAL EQUIPMENT 

  • Merit Badge Books, Medication(well labeled with clear instructions. If it could be separated into morning and night that is helpful), Camera, Compass, Binoculars, Hanger, $30 spending money

 

FORBIDDEN STUFF 

No electronics, including cell phones.

 

SOME EXTRA NOTES ON EQUIPMENT

Bring a small canvas or net bag (like a grocery bag).  This bag can be hung from the end of the cot to hold small items off the floor (neat; therefore a good camping practice).  Another nice thing to bring is a large clear plastic box or jar; everything in it stays dry and easy to find cause you can see through the jar. 

 Bag each day's clothing in a labeled zip-lock bag (e.g., in the "Monday" bag: one pair of socks, one t-shirt, one pair of shorts).