Here you will find links to various printable camp packing lists. You will need a PDF reader to open them.
We hope that as a Scout you will join us in all of our outdoor experiences. In true Scouting Fashion, our outdoor experiences will go on rain/snow or shine, warm or cold. In an effort to help you have enjoyable experiences, we encourage you to be equipped effectively. Please don’t feel that you have to go out and buy all this tomorrow just for Scouts. Our intent is to point out items and their features that will make your life as a Scout or parent of a Scout a little easier. (or yes Leaders too!) In many cases you may need this gear at other times. We encourage you to keep your Scouting activities in mind when you shop and buy quality, NOT fashion. Here are a few things we highly recommend:
- Rain Gear: Experience has shown us that a rain suit is far superior to a poncho. If you keep dry, you can keep warm.
- Sleeping Bag: should be good to at least –15C. We also suggest some type of additional liner for winter camps. (Fleece works great)
- Compression Sack: More Info A compression sack is for packing and transporting your sleeping bag in. It is not for Storage. Garbage bags are completely unacceptable.
- Winter Clothing: Boots that are water-proof and have removable thick felt liners are recommended for warm feet. Mittens are warmer than gloves especially when they are wet. An extra toque is needed for wearing to bed at winter camps. Keep layering in mind when buying coats and pant. Buy quality, not fashion
- Dishes: Scouts are required to bring their own dishes to all of our camps (except Fall Camp) we recommend Melmac type plate, bowl, and mug as they are durable and do not transfer heat near as fast as metal mess kits. A knife fork and spoon will complete the set. Keep it all together in a mesh ‘ditty’ bag.
- Back Pack: This will make your trips into campsites much easier with your belongings on your back and your hands free. Plastic bags are useless. Hockey type bags are very awkward for Scouts to hike into camp with.
- Knap Sack: The one you use to take your books to school is fine. You’ll need this on hikes to pack your survival kit, rain gear, dry socks and a snack/drink.etc.
- Knives: Once you have earned your ‘Knife Card’ and have your parents permission you may carry a pocket knife, Multi-tool or Lock Blade. No blade length is to exceed 3½” (90mm)
- Bikes: We like to ride our bikes as a group. Group riding presents some new dynamics and safety concerns. Here is More Info on our Bike expectations.
- Insect Repellent – Read this