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Scout Weekend Packing List

This list is provided as a simple guideline to plan what you will need for a typical weekend camping trip. Clothing and personal property should be permanently marked with your name and Troop 279.

All gear should fit inside of a backpack or duffle bag. Scouts will be required to pack-in their personal gear. If it doesn't fit you have packed too much stuff!

  • You should pack according to the climate and season we are camping in.
  • Medications should be clearly marked with Scout’s name, medication name, dosage.

Official BSA Uniform

  • Uniform Shirt (khaki)
  • Shorts/Pants (green)
  • Belt

  • Scout Socks
    • I don't recommend bringing a neckerchief or slide. They tend to get lost on campouts.

Clothing

  • Socks (2 pairs)
  • T-Shirts (1) - Class B preferred
  • Underware (2)
  • Pair of Long Pants (1-2)

  • Pair of Shorts (1-2)
  • Sleepwear

  • Hiking shoes/boots (broken in)
  • Extra Pair of Shoes or sneakers (No Open-Toe Sandals or Shoes)
  • Raingear/Poncho
  • Hat/Wool Hat
  • Sweatshirt/Jacket/Coat

Toiletries

  • Soap in a carrier (or plastic bag)
  • Towels and washcloths (1)
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Comb or Brush
  • Deodorant
  • Tissues 


Camping Gear

  • Backpack
  • Flashlight (w/extra batteries & bulb)

  • Water Bottle

  • Mess Kit with Utensils
  • Cup/mug
  • Boy Scout Handbook

Bedding

  • Sleeping Pad

  • Sleeping bag (appropriate for Weather)
  • Pillow or Camp Pillow ( I recommend a packable pillow)
  • Blanket/Sleeping Bag liner (cold weather)

Other Items

  • Medications - Clearly labeled and given to a Scoutmaster
  • Wristwatch
  • Notebook and pencils
  • Compass (if you have one)
  • Pocket Knife
  • Folding Chair (Tripod style)

  • Card Games (optional)
  • Musical Instrument (If you play one)
  • Camera (optional)

Please leave these things at home

  • Electronic Devices – Cell Phones, Radios, iPods, Game Systems, etc….
  • Axes, Saws, Sheath Knives, Fireworks, Weapons of any kind.
  • Junk Food (empty calories)
  • Cans or bottles of Soda/Gatorade/Iced Tea/etc.

Resources

  • Read Clothing for Outdoor Adventures (Pages 270-276) in your Boy Scout Handbook.
  • Read the First Aid for Hypothermia and Frost Bite (Page 152-153) in your Boy Scout Handbook.
  • Read the First Aid for Sunburn, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke (Page 150-151) in your Boy Scout Handbook.
  • Read Chapter 11 “Gearing Up” in the Boy Scout Field Book.
  • Read Chapter 13 “Cold Weather Travel and Camping” in the Boy Scout Field Book.
  • Read Chapter 14 “Warm Weather Travel and Camping” in the Boy Scout Field Book.
  • Read Chapter 15 “Backpacking” in the Boy Scout Field Book.
camping/generic_packing_list.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/29 15:09 by Jack W. Parks