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Scout Equipment

  • Scout Shirt
  • Boy Scout Handbook (in a plastic, ziplock bag)
  • Water bottle or Canteen
  • Flashlight with extra batteries



  • Sleeping bag - warm
  • Old blanket - to put under sleeping bag as an insulating pad (optional)
  • Old blanket - to put over sleeping bag for extra insulation (optional)
  • Pillow (optional)
  • Ground pad
  • Waterproof stuff bag for sleeping bag



The key to cold weather camping is to stay warm and dry. Bring both light and heavy weight clothing in order to "layer" if the weather is cold. For underwear and socks, bring at least one change per day.

  • Underwear
  • Socks -  a pair of light weight socks next to your feet will pull the moisture away and keep your feet warmer
  • Socks - heavy (wool is best - they will be warmer, even if wet)
  • T-shirts
  • Long, thermal underwear - at least one pair
  • Hooded sweat shirt and sweat pants – (make the best pajamas in cold weather)
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Warm sweater
  • Warm coat or jacket - suitable for camping environment
  • Stocking cap
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Winter boots
  • Extra Pair of footwear  - sneakers are OK 
  • Rain gear




Other Items

  • Back pack, duffel bag for personal gear
  • Lip balm (Chapstick)
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Wash cloth
  • Towel
  • Comb and/or hairbrush
  • Drinking cup, Plate, Utensils with your name on it, for campsite use (The troop will not provide cups)
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