Camping Equipment Lists

Please find Troop 1021's camping equipment lists below. Please make sure you bring EVERYTHING on the list with you ESPECIALLY "mandatory" items. Recommended or optional items items are up to you, but you advised to bring them if you are able.

Before you leave for any campout or outdoor activity:

  • Check the local weather forecast for the campout's location. How cold or hot will it be? What is the chance of rain or inclement weather? This knowledge will help YOU be prepared.

  • After you have packed, review your equipment list carefully with a parent to make sure you have everything you need.

Weekend Campout Equipment List

  • Complete Scout uniform (including hat, handbook, pen & notepad)

  • Sack lunch (recommended for travel of more than one hour)

  • Backpack or duffel bag to hold all equipment

  • Sleeping bag (30-degree bag or better) and pillow

  • Sleeping pad  (Recommended)

  • Mess kit = cup, plate, bowl, knife, fork, spoon (mandatory)

  • Water bottle (mandatory)

  • Wristwatch (mandatory)

  • Flashlight and spare batteries (mandatory)

  • Headlamp and spare batteries (mandatory)

  • Pocketknife (optional)

  • Rain gear (always highly recommended)

  • Jacket (weather forecast appropriate)

  • Complete change of clothes for each day camping

  • Ample underwear and socks

  • Shoes (two pairs recommended, one sturdy for hiking)

  • Toiletries

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Towel (two if swimming or boating)

  • Swim trunks (optional)

  • Work gloves (optional)

  • Camera or deactivated cell phone with camera (recommended)

  • Camp chair or stool (recommended)

  • Fire-making implement other than lighter or matches (optional)

  • Compass (optional)

  • OA sash if a member (if any OA activity is scheduled to take place)

  • Spending money (recommended when traveling)

Summer Camp Equipment List

  • Be paid up before you depart

  • Completed Health Form Parts A, B, & C turned in 10 days prior

  • Lockable footlocker (mandatory)

  • Day-pack (mandatory)

  • Combination lock (combination must be given to SM/ASM)

  • Any medications to be dispensed by "Troop Medic" are to be sealed in a heavy-duty zip-lock bag with clearly written instructions on a separate piece of paper inside bag

  • Any spending money to be dispensed to be in a similar bag with written instructions

  • Camera or deactivated cell phone (highly recommended)

  • 1-2 hangers for hanging up uniform inside of tent

  • Prerequisite work done for merit badges (if required)

  • OA sash if a member

  • Envelopes, paper and stamps for writing home (optional)

  • Spending money for drinks, snacks, camp crafts, shotgun shooting, etc. (highly recommended)

  • Complete Scout uniform (including hat and handbook)

  • Extra pens and adequate notebook for classes

  • Healthy sack lunch (for travel of more than one hour)

  • Sleeping bag (30-degree bag or better) and pillow, or two blankets

  • Sleeping pad  (recommended)

  • Mess kit = cup, plate, bowl, knife, fork, spoon (mandatory)

  • Water bottle (mandatory)

  • Wristwatch (mandatory)

  • Flashlight and spare batteries (mandatory)

  • Headlamp and spare batteries (mandatory)

  • Pocketknife if Scout has Totin' Chip(optional)

  • Rain gear or poncho (mandatory)

  • Complete change of clothes for each day (six days)

  • Ample underwear and socks (for six days)

  • Shoes (two pairs recommended, one sturdy for hiking)

  • Large brimmed hat for protection from the sun (mandatory)

  • Toiletries (daily showers will be taken)

  • Sunscreen (mandatory)

  • Insect repellent

  • Small bottle of Gold Bond powder

  • 2 Bath towels (mandatory)

  • Swim trunks (mandatory even for non-swimmers)

  • Work gloves (optional)

  • Camp chair or stool (recommended)

  • Fire-making implement other than lighter or matches (optional)

  • Compass (optional)

  • Spending money - A minimum of $70 per Scout is recommended ($10 for travel each way and $50 for camp expenditures)

  • Book of faith (optional)

Things NOT to Bring to Camp

  • ANY electronic devices other than a camera or wristwatch

  • Sodas, energy drinks, Gatorade or any drink other than water

  • Food other than a sack lunch for travel to camp location

    • No salty snacks, chips, candy, candy bars, etc.

  • Non-conforming knives (see "knives" in Policy section)

  • Open-toed shoes (sandals, flip-flops, slides, etc.)

  • Walking sticks

  • Weapons of any kind

  • Lighters or matches

  • Games (unless pre-approved)

  • Comics or non-Scouting books

  • Anything illegal, pornographic, or inherently dangerous

  • Anything not essential to attending summer camp

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