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Basic Personal Camping Equipment

The following is the standard list of gear that boys should bring to camp whenever the troop goes camping:

Sleeping Gear
  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • ground cloth
  • pillow
Mess Kit
  • spoon, fork, knife
  • plate
  • bowl
  • cup
  • water bottle
Cleanup Kit
  • deodorant
  • soap
  • toothbrush & toothpaste
  • towel & washcloth
  • comb
Personal Items
  • medications
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • compass
  • flashlight
  • watch
  • camera
  • pen/pencil
  • notebook
  • swimsuit
  • tissues
  • toilet paper
  • bug spray
  • chair
  • playing cards
  • Class-A uniform (we always travel in our Class A's)
  • Class-B Shirt
  • socks
  • underwear
  • undershirts
  • long pants
  • shorts
  • short/long sleeve shirts
  • sweatshirt
  • jacket/coat
  • sleepwear
  • hiking boots
  • sneakers
  • poncho
  • warm hat/wool cap
  • gloves
  • optional - hand warmers
You should strongly consider packing everything inside a giant trash bag, and packing clothing in zip-lock bags, either sorted by day or clothing type.

You could also download the backpacking checklist PDF file created by REI. Keep in mind that when you go backpacking, you want to pack light. Always be sure to have the 10 essentials, and then use your best judgment, based on the time of year and expected weather, to round out your packing.
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rei-backpacking.pdf REI Backpacking checklist  

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