Gearing Up for Camp

What To Bring          

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CLEARLY MARK ALL ITEMS WITH YOUR NAME AND UNIT NUMBER.

Everyone is advised to always carry water, raingear, a hat, and sunscreen in their daypack. This equipment list is meant to serve as a guide. Use your discretion in choosing what to bring to camp. Things do get broken or lost. Please plan accordingly and leave valuable items at home.

Check the merit badge descriptions for additional equipment or materials needed for each Scout’s classes. For example, participants in swimming and lifesaving merit badges and ATV program will need to bring long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.

VERY IMPORTANT

CLOTHING

RECOMMENDED UNIT EQUIPMENT

  • Copy of your signed medical form Parts A, B, and C
  • Proof of vaccination status or negative COVID 19 Test within 72 hours
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Pocket knife
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Canteen or water bottle (at least 2 liters)
  • Swimsuit (no speedos for boys and no two-piece swim suites for girls)
  • Towel
  • Pack or duffel bag
  • Work gloves for projects
  • Spending money (please avoid large bills)
  • Sunglasses
  • Wristwatch
  • Scout uniform (to be worn at evening flag ceremonies and dinners)
  • Pajamas
  • Sweater or jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Hat or visor
  • Long pants (long pants are required for COPE, climbing, swimming, and lifesaving merit badges, and the ATV program)
  • Shirts (long sleeved shirt is required for swimming and lifesaving merit badges, as well as ATVs)
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes (boots are required for ATVs)
  • Sandals or flip-flops (only to be worn while in the shower or pool enclosure – not allowed in other camp areas)

 

  • American flag
  • Troop or Pack flag
  • Patrol flags
  • First aid kit
  • Lockable cash box
  • Program books
  • Program materials
  • Rope and twine
  • Dutch oven(s)
  • Axes and saws
  • Lanterns and fuel (propane only)
  • Ceremony materials
  • Awards for Scouts
  • Insurance claim forms (for out-of-Council units)

 

 

 

 

BEDDING

TOILETRIES

OPTIONAL

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Pillow
  • Folding cot

 

We have military-style cots available for rent at the trading post. (subject to availability)

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Comb
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

 

  • 10X12 Ground cloth or tarp to cover tent.
  • Pencils and notepads
  • Pre-addressed envelopes and stamps
  • Camera
  • Trading patches
  • Totin’ Chit (required to purchase knives in Trading Post)
  • Fireman Chit
  • Order of the Arrow sash

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • Shirts with non-Scouting or inappropriate words and/or messaging
  • Personal archery equipment
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Non-participant siblings except at drop-off and pick-up
  • Inappropriate knives
  • Personal firearms
  • Pets
  • Tobacco, e-cigarettes, alcohol, illegal drugs
  • Pornographic materials
  • Fireworks
  • Personal ammunition
  • Radios, TVs, Video games, MP3 players, computers, computer tablets, cell phones