Troop 373 Camping Packing List
Wear your Class A Uniform for travel to and from camp.
Check your Boy Scout Handbook for more detailed information.
Troop 373 provides for Scouts: tents, ground tarps (goes under tent), stoves, fuel, cooking utensils, lanterns, firewood, and bear containers (when needed). Large ice chest are provided by request.
* If backpacking the list will change to reduce weight and take backpack needed items. Troop 373 provides for Scouts: backpacking: Tents, ground tarps, small stoves, fuel, bear containers and water filters. Scouts will need to carry some of these teams in their backpack. Scout need to provide when backpack some needed items: plastic cat hole trowel, tissues or TP in plastic bag, headlamp, ziplock bags, pack cover or large trash bag, stuff sack or compression sack, backup water treatment (like chlorine dioxide drops), biodegradable soap, quick-dry towel and optional GPS. Rain Pants if needed. Gaiters if in place with brush. Backpacking one should try to minimize their weight of the backpack, bring just what you need and bring the lightest choice. Backpack must fit you, test before trip. Shoes must be broken in to. Thick socks will help your feet. The length of the trip and weather will also change what you bring. The general rule of thumb is to carry no more than a 1/3 of your body weight, but 1/5 would be better, remember troop will give you items to carry.
|BSA Medical Form BSA, A and B if
you have not turned in one in the past 10 months (must have new form in
Scout pocket for Camporee)
Parents complete Parts A and B; ( Part C complete for week long Summer camps. A doctor must complete Part C of the form)
| Permission Form given at
the troop meeting (still can come if you do not have one)
Scout and Parents need to RSVP for camp ! Parent let the troop know if
yu can drive or need a ride !
$20 for all weekend camp, checks are to Troop 373 or Cash, turn in when you arrive.
|Class A Uniform for travel to and from Camp - Scout Neckerchief & Slide|
|Troop Activity Shirt - also called Troop Class B T-shirts (a Troop 373 Shirt, any BSA Shirt or a Solid color Shirt [but not black])|
|Sweat Shirt (or Sweater) , it get cool as soon as the sun sets.|
|Jacket or Windbreaker (Warm Jacket if winter or cold weather camping)|
|Warm hat and gloves, if winter or cold weather camping)|
|Pairs of Socks - Change Daily good idea|
|Pairs of Underwear - Change Daily good idea|
|Pair of Blue Jeans (part of Uniform ) (optional: BSA Long Pants for Summer or OA camp)|
|Pairs of Short|
|- Swimming Trunks & Beach Towel if water front or group showers is in camp plans (optional)|
|Sneakers or Gym Shoes (1 Pair to Wear and 1 Pair for Spare)|
|Flip Flops or Shower Shoes|
|Poncho or Rainsuit - (optional) - check weather before trip|
|Pajamas / Sleepwear|
|Soap (in Plastic Case / Bag) - unscented|
|Shampoo (Small Bottle) - unscented|
|Washcloth & Towels|
|Dental Floss - unscented|
|Toothbrush & Toothpaste (in Plastic Bag) - unscented|
|Comb / Brush|
|Metal Mirror (non-glass) (optional but good as a Scout essentials also)|
|Insect Repellent (non-aerosol only)|
|Sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher)|
|Kleenex / Tissues (in Plastic Bag)
Laundry Bag (optional)
|Sleeping Bag - Flat for mild weather (mummy bag for winter or cold weather)|
|Day Pack for essentials see Scout essentials|
|Duffel Bag for Car camps or Backpack for Backpack trips or Camporee|
|Scout essentials - See Scout essentials|
|Water Bottle (or Canteen) 1 Liter|
|(Dinner for Firday night (or other meal) if requested to bring ) (or money for a meal if requested)|
|Mess Kit (plate, knife, fork & spoon) if requested|
|Pillow (optional or use towels, sweater or Sweat Shirt)|
|Short small Rope to make clothes line|
|[OA Sash (if applicable) Summer Camp or Caravan or OA camp]|
|Scout Handbook (a must)|
|Pen or Pencil (a must)|
|Note Pad or Paper (a must)|
|Wristwatch or pocket watch|
|Alarm Clock (optional)|
|Sewing Kit (optional)|
|Fire'm Chit Card & Totin' Chip Card for Camporee and Summer camp - (optional)|
|Spending Money (optional) - (Summer Camp see Merit Badges that may need money)|
|Hiking Staff / (optional) good for Backpack trips (optional)|
|Folding Camp Stool or Chair, if room - ask - (optional)|
|Fishing Gear, if a fish camp out - ask (optional)|
DO NOT BRING: Video Games, Portable Radios, ipad, ipod, electronic toys or Sheath Knives (pocket knives only).
Cell Phones are not toys, use only to call for pick, improper use may result in leaders keeping the phone till the end of camp.
DO NOT PACK SNACKS IN GEAR BAG, only in Day Pack, as Raccoons, Chipmunks and Squirrels... Love Midnight Snacks and your bag is just an appetizers.
Put any food in cars or bear container or bear box at night. In none Bear country a hard container or ice chest will do.
Be sure all items packed are unscented (Like: Soap, Shampoo, Dental Floss and Toothpaste).
If bring patrol food, bring in hard container or ice chest. (Not bags or cardboard boxes).
Bring all perishable food that needs to be keep cool in ice chest or ice bag. (Freeze any food that can be frozen)