Suggested list for Camping Trips
DO NOT BRING KNIVES IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A TOTIN' CHIP!
Class A uniform
Rain gear – poncho or jacket
Shirts long and short sleeve
Short pants (depending on weather)
Sleeping bag (type of sleeping bag will depend on overnight temperatures)
Personal medication - must be on a ziplock bag, on original bottle, and with instructions to administer
Sunscreen (based on the time of the year)
Flashlight with extra batteries
Toiletries (i.e. toothbrush/toothpaste, tissues)
Long underwear (suggested depending on weather)
Ten Light (optional)
Water bottle (important for summer camp)
Personal First Aid
Cup & Mess Kit (optional)
Compass (optional or required based on campout activity)
Comb & Brush
Fleece (optional based on the weather)
Camp chair (optional)
* list applies to summer camp as well.
Winter camping considerations:
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
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