We love camping!

Boy Scouts prove themselves in an environment that challenges their courage and tests their nerve. After they've been given the proper guidance from those with experience and know-how, they take their own lead, going places they've never gone, seeing things they've never seen, and diving into the rugged world of outdoor adventure, relying on teamwork and character to accomplish what everyone else thinks is impossible.

Activity Permission

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Camping Equipment

Here are some places to buy camping gear

Camping Tips

Personal Items Needed

  • 1 cup
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 spoon - fork optional
  • toothbrush & paste (small)
  • deodorant
  • any required medicine
  • small personal first aid kit
  • small flashlight (headlamp is good)
  • safety whistle
  • compass
  • 1 poncho or ground cloth
  • 2 large garbage bags
  • 2 32oz plastic water bottle
  • 1 sleeping bag wrapped in a plastic bag (if you do not have a synthetic bag wrap it up in 2 bags, don't take a chance of getting it wet. If it should get wet you will have extra weight to carry and a very cold night!)
  • 1 pair of hiking boats (no tennis shoes)
  • 4 pair of socks wool or synthetic (no cotton)
  • 1 toboggan
  • 1 pair gloves (wool or synthetic)
  • 1 pair of zip-off pants (the new scout pants are great)
  • 1 scout shirt (scouts are to wear uniform on all outings while traveling to and from)
  • 1 pair of under wear (use past experience if more is needed)
  • 1 fleece pullover or equivalent (remember no cotton hoodys)
  • 1 pair of insulated under garments (top & bottom)
  • 1 light weight rain suit (top & bottom)

No matter what the weather forecast is plan for a 20 to 30 deg night. The best way to do this is to plan on layering up with the clothes you have with you. Adapt a mind set that every thing you have with you has at least 2 uses,such as rain coat or wind breaker,gloves or hot pot mitts, etc.

This list was compiled for an average 3 season weekend trip. If colder weather is a possibility you will have to adjust accordingly.