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Scout Packing List

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Each Scout will Need: 

  • Day Pack, containing 
    • Individual First Aid Kit (age appropriate) 
      • Small Bandages and antibiotic ointment 
      • Wound cleaning pads and sting relief ointment or pads 
    • Sun screen spray or lotion (high SPF)
    • Bug spray/lotion
    • Hand sanitizer 
    • Water bottle (reusable) 
    • Whistle 
    • Trail snacks 
    • Pocket knife (optional, only if Whittling Chip is earned and with the scout) 
    • Flashlight (if a headlamp is brought as well, please ensure it has a “red” mode) 
    • Light rain gear – rain jacket/pants (better in wind, like “frog toggs”) or poncho 
    • Notebook and pencil (optional) 
  • A duffle bag or other large bag, containing 
    • Personal items and toiletries and toilet paper 
    • Mess Kit (kits run $10-20, or bringing equivalent items from home is ok) 
      • Plate, bowl, and cup (reusable, plastic or metal)  
      • Spoon and Fork (or Spork) (reusable, plastic or metal) 
      • Mesh dunk bag 
    • Clothing (appropriate for season and weather)
    • Field uniform (“class a”)
    • Towel 
    • Scout book 
  • Closed-toe shoes good for walking (broken in to reduce blisters, tall socks preferred) 
  • Sleeping bag/blankets and pad (pad is optional, for comfort and warmth in cold weather) 
  • Camping pillow/sweatshirt in a pillowcase (optional, for comfort) 
  • Camp chair (optional)
  • Medicine (as needed, held by parent/guardian) 

For each 2-3 scouts tenting together 

  • Tent with rainfly and poles 
  • Ground cloth or tarp (recommended, but optional) 
  • Adequate number of tent stakes 
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