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Required—store these items together so they are ready to go
  • Duffel bag or backpack with frame, hip belt, and sleeping straps (no bungee cords)
  • Rain Gear—rain parka or poncho and a cover for the backpack or duffel bag
  • Sierra cup, plate, bowl, utensils, and water bottle (quart recommended)
  • Large garbage bags (2-3), nylon cord or rope
  • Flashlight with working batteries
  • Sleeping bag (with plastic lining for the stuff sack) and sleeping pad
  • Tent and ground cloth (plan ahead to share with a friend)
  • Personal first aid kit
Add these items the night before
  • Extra clothes (in plastic ziploc bags)—long pants, long-sleeved shirt, sweatshirt (hood a good idea), sweats for sleeping, tennis shoes, socks, underwear
  • Toothbrush, washcloth, towel, soap, toilet paper in a plastic bag, sunscreen, chapstick
  • Bag lunch (for most outings)
Wear these items
  • Scout uniform shirt (no scout pants), T-shirt, underwear, socks, hiking boots (broken in) or sturdy shoes
  • Jacket, heavy wool sweater, windbreaker, or other warm clothing
  • Wallet with $5 to $10
  • Medication (if necessary)
  • Watch, sunglasses, camera, compass, fanny pack (or day pack), pocket knife, emergency whistle or mirror
  • Scout Handbook
  • Radios, cassettes, sheath knives, slingshots, bows and arrows, electronic games
Summer items
  • Shorts, swimsuit, insect repellent
Winter items
  • Gloves, hat, long underwear
Keep your equipment as light as possible, or as light as you can easily carry. You are responsible for carrying all your gear to and from the campsite, as well as your share of the patrol food and cooking gear!
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