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Outdoor Essentials

The following list of items should be brought on all Outdoor outings.  These are considered the "10 Scout Essentials":

  • Map and Compass
  • Sun Protection
  • Extra Clothing
  • Flashlight
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Matches and Fire-starters
  • Pocketknife
  • Trail Food
  • Water Bottle
  • Rain Gear

General Camping Packing List

While the following is not exhaustive for all campouts, it should be a basis for packing for our next outing.

  • COVID-19 face mask


  • Shorts and/or pants, shirts and Troop tee shirts, Class A Uniform
  • Daily change of underwear and socks
  • Handkerchiefs, tissues
  • Bathing Suit
  • Raincoat and/or poncho
  • Hiking Boots
  • Pajamas
  • Sweater and/or light Jacket
  • Sneakers
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow (if desired)
  • Shoes for in camp (Crocs, sandals)
  • Personal tent


  • Medications (must be in original container and given to Leader with written instructions for disbursing)
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Hand Towel
  • Bath Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Comb, Brush, Mirror
  • Soap in container


  • Knapsack/Daypack
  • BS Handbook
  • Pocketknife
  • Water bottle(s) (ideally filled to start)
  • Mess Kit: Knife, Fork, Spoon
  • Camp stove, pot, fuel
  • Snacks (avoid snacks that might leave crumbs everywhere)
  • Heat-proof mug for morning Hot Chocolate
  • Flashlight, Extra Batteries
  • Book
  • Pen, Pencil, Pad
  • Compass
  • Card games

RAIN PREPARATION (much is optional; for long campouts)
  • A 8x10, or 10x12 tarp, (or larger).
  • 100 feet of nylon line (lightweight, thin gage).
  • Extra large plastic bags.
  • Pack their stuff inside their duffels/totes in plastic bags (suggestion:  a gallon ziplock bag for each days clean clothes).
  • Strongly advise bring a short-legged cot.


  • Camera & film (single use camera's work GREAT!)
  • Camp chair
  • Fire starting kits
  • Insect Repellent (no spray cans)
  • Sunscreen
  • Musical Instruments (no radios)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Individual First Aid Kit
  • About $20 for extra candy, etc.