Camping - What to bring

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Introduction

Each Month there is the opportunity to pack up your bags and go camping with other Boy Scouts from the Troop. Check the Troop Calendar for more details as to when and where the camp-outs will be.

To thoroughly enjoy the experience, however, it is very important to dress and pack accordingly. The weather is changeable through late fall and the right clothing is necessary for you to feel good and be able to stay outdoors — the whole point! Like many scouts found last year, it can be sunny and dry on Friday night at the St. Pascal parking lot and you can drive an hour and find a half foot of snow!

Depending on the season, check below to find out what to bring.

Late Fall, Winter, Early Spring - Camping in Cabins - Click here for a Printer Friendly Version (PDF)

The Troop will provide all food for meals as well as the paper plates, cooking equipment, serving utensils. We are in a cabin but it is not heated above 60 degrees at night. Bring extra clothes as clothes tend to get wet playing in the snow. Pack supplies in a plastic bin (purchase at Target or Kmart). Everything should be packed in one bin except sleeping bag and pad.

Winter sleeping bags are available for check out from the troop but advance notice must be given to Tom in order to reserve one.

It is VERY important to dress in layers. Layered clothing is the most efficient way for keeping warm.
  • Winter Sleeping Bag or Sleeping Bag with extra Blanket
  • Winter Boots with Liners (Not Tennis Shoes)
  • Extra Liners for boots
  • Socks (Wear 2 pair, bring 2 extra) Preferably wool or wool blend
  • Long Underwear (wear 1, bring 1)
  • Pants (several pairs)
  • Long Sleeve Shirts, Sweaters
  • Sweat Suit (for sleeping in)
  • Winter Jacket
  • Hooded Sweat Shirt
  • Gloves or Mittens (2 pairs or more if they are not waterproof)
  • Stocking Caps (2)
  • Snow Pants
  • Knife, Fork, Spoon
  • Bowl (we will supply plates)
  • Insulated Cup
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Insulating Pad for under sleeping bag
  • Toothbrush/Paste
  • Small amount of Candy for snacks
Things to leave at home
Radios, Portable Video Games, Large knives, Large amounts of cash, Tennis Shoes.

Late Spring, Summer, Early Fall- Camping in Tents - Click here for a Printer Friendly Version (PDF)

The Troop will provide all food for meals as well as the paper plates, cooking equipment, serving utensils. Pack supplies in a plastic bin (purchase at Target or Kmart). Everything should be packed in one bin except sleeping bag and pad.

  • Sleeping Bag, Pad and Pillow
  • Hiking Boots
  • Spare Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Socks (bring 2 extra)
  • Underwear (wear 1, bring 1)
  • Long Pants (several pairs)
  • Shorts
  • Extra T-Shirts
  • Towels
  • Bathing Suit
  • Rain Jacket/Pants
  • Wind Jacket
  • Hooded Sweat Shirt
  • Hat
  • Knife, Fork, Spoon
  • Bowl (we will supply plates)
  • Cup
  • Water Bottle
  • Flashlight with Extra Batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Brush and/or Comb
  • Floss
  • Kleenex
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Medications
  • Sun Block
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Washcloth
  • Extra Shoelaces
  • Bug Spray
  • Cards
  • Travel Games
Things to leave at home
Radios, Portable Video Games, Large knives, Large amounts of cash, Tennis Shoes.