Camping Checklist

Suggested list for Camping Trips

DO NOT BRING KNIVES IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A TOTIN' CHIP!

    • 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