This is a general list of requirements and suggestions for WEEKEND trips. Refer to each event’s sign up form for additional trip requirements. Camp Horseshoe and summer trips will have unique packing requirements.
All gear must be packed in a backpack or duffel bag. External items attached to backpacks must be positively secured. All clothes should be “packed” inside your backpack or duffel in plastic bag(s) to keep things dry – packs/duffels are not always as waterproof as we like to believe. A wet scout is an unhappy scout.
NO TRUNKS (footlockers) and NO “TRASH BAG SUITCASES”.
* Always travel to and from Weekend Activities in Class B! (required)
* A scout is prepared! Check the weather before you pack!
* All medicines (with Medications Form) must be checked-in with the Adult Tour Leader
* Please…Absolutely no personal electronics (e.g., ipods, games, etc.). Phones may be brought for parent and emergency communication only.
□ 1 Field Uniform (Class A) (i.e., Scout shirt/pants/belt/socks)
□ 1 Pair of hiking boots or appropriate trek footwear (not sneakers)
□ 1 Backpack (or duffel bag)
□ 1 Sleeping bag; rated for winter / 3-season (20 deg-F or lower)
□ 1 Sleeping pad
□ 1 Set of rain gear – waterproof top and pants (not just a poncho)
□ 1-2 sets of outwear, or Activity uniform (Class B), for Saturday (shirt and pants).
□ 1 Long sleeve shirt (for warmth)
□ 3 Sets of underwear (daily change for 2 days, plus spare).
□ 3 Pairs of socks.
□ 1 Pair extra shoes (travel in your hiking/trekking footwear)
□ 1 Set of long underwear (for late fall, winter and early spring).
□ 1 Pair of long pants (no jeans please, avoid cotton fabrics since they do not dry easily)
□ 1 Fleece or Sweatshirt
□ 1 Coat (an appropriate weight for the season)
□ 1 Pair of gloves.
□ 2 Hats (stretch knit winter caps, one for day wear and one for sleeping)
□ Personal mess kit (or plate, bowl and cup)
□ Eating utensils (fork, spoon, knife)
□ 2 Water bottles – refillable and durable bottle.
□ Flashlight or headlamp w/ extra batteries
□ Toiletries (e.g., toothbrush/paste, soap, hand-towel)
□ Pocket knife (of approved size and only if you have your Totin’ Chip)
□ Matches (only if you have your Fireman’s Chit)
□ Medicines with Medications Form (see above)
□ Scout Handbook
□ Paper and pencil/pen