Camping List

There are various gear lists available in your scout book, online, and from retailers such as Academy and REI. Because of our mobile (backpacking) philosophy, weight and size become the determining factors in product selection.  Keep it small and light.  Pack your backpack with weight distribution in mind and adjust the pack for fit.  Avoid hanging too many things on the outside of the pack.  These things can get hung up or beat up in travel or when hiking.

  • Tent with ground cloth and rain fly
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag
  • Travel or camping pillow
  • Small flashlight or head lamp
  • Knit cap (to sleep in if cool)  & wool socks
  • Backpacking stove with fuel
  • Waterproof matches (after completing your Firem'n Chit)
  • Fire starters
  • Cooking kit
  • Plate and utensils
  • Water bottle or Nalgene bottle
  • Multi-tool or pocket knife (after completing your Totin' Chip)
  • Lightweight cord or string
  • Toiletry kit
  • First aide kit
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Scout handbook and pen 
  • Rain poncho
  • Leather work gloves for service projects
  • Lightweight and weather appropriate clothing
  • Food required for meals
  • Prescription medicine