Camping Checklist

Suggested list for Camping Trips

  • Class A uniform

  • Hat

  • Gloves

  • Boots

  • Coat

  • Sweatshirt

  • Rain gear – poncho or jacket

  • Shirts long and short sleeve

  • Underwear

  • Pants

  • Short pants (depending on weather)

  • Socks

  • Sleeping bag (type of sleeping bag will depend on overnight temperatures)

  • Sleeping pad

  • Pillow (optional)

  • Personal medication - must be on a ziplock bag, on original bottle, and with instructions to administer

  • Handbook

  • Bug spray

  • Sunscreen (based on the time of the year)

  • Flashlight with extra batteries

  • Toiletries (i.e. toothbrush/toothpaste, tissues)

  • Day pack

  • Hand sanitizer 

  • Long underwear (suggested depending on weather)

  • Ten Light (optional)

  • Water bottle (important for summer camp)

  • Toilet Paper

  • Personal First Aid

  • Cup & Mess Kit (optional)

  • Compass (optional or required based on campout activity)

  • Comb & Brush

  • Fleece (optional based on the weather)

  • watch

  • Camp chair (optional)

  • Distress whistle


Troop supplies*:

  • Tents

  • Water

  • Food

  • Utensils

  • Pots/pans

* list applies to summer camp as well.

Winter camping considerations:
  • Winter boots
  • Snow pants
  • Bring extra hand covering - mittens are warmer than gloves.
  • Hat to keep you warm
  • Remember C O L D:
    • C (Clean) - dirty clothes lose their loft and get you cold.
    • O (Overheat) - never get sweaty, strip off layers to stay warm but not too hot.
    • L (Layers) - dress in synthetic layers (especially close to your skin) for easy temperature control. Air is an excellent insulator and by wearing several layers of clothes you will keep warm.
    • D (Dry) - wet clothes (and sleeping bags) also lose their insulation. Staying dry is thekey to staying warm.
  • COTTON KILLS! Do not wear cotton clothing, especially close to the skin.
  • Remember the 3 W's of layering - Wicking inside layer, Warmth middle layer(s) and
    Wind/Water outer layer. Wicking should be a polypropylene material (upper/long
    underwear and sock liner). Warmth layer(s) should be fleece or wool. The Wind/Water
    layer should be Gore-Tex or at least 60/40 nylon.

Summer camp-specific items:
  • Medical forms (A,B, and C) (required)

  • Spending money for the trading post

  • Soap & Towel

  • Swim shorts

  • Troop Shirt

  • Notebook & Pen

  • Pool shoes or flip-flops

  • Watch or personal clock

  • Clip board (optional)

  • Merit badge pre-requisite items (based on the signed up merit badge sessions)

NOTE: Important reminders for camp Citta
  • Scouts must bring their Class A uniform to cummerbund camp

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