Spotsylvania,VA
Boy Scouts of America

Troop 14 Camping Gear

Camping Gear Checklist

  • Sleeping bag (three season)
  • Closed cell foam sleeping pad (or inflatable Thermarest ground pad)
  • Small headlamp WITH spare batteries
  • Mess Kit:  Small plastic bowl, cup, Fork, spoon, Knife
  • Daypack  / Small Backpack (for day hikes)
  • Wide-mouth water bottle (Nalgene) filled with water
  • Emergency whistle
  • Pocketknife or multitool
  • Clothing
    • Class A Uniform: shirt, pants or shorts, belt, socks  (for travel)
    • Troop 14 Class B Shirt
    • Troop 14 Class B sweatshirt or fleece
    • Change of clothes for sleeping
    • Extra socks
    • Hat
    • Rain Gear
  • Personal Comfort
    • Small camping pillow (optional)
    • Toothpaste / toothbrush
    • Toilet paper
    • Snack
  • Scout Stuff
    • Scout Book
    • Merit Badge Workbooks (if applicable)
    • Pen or pencil
  • Cold Weather
    • Sleeping bag liner  (a good way to make an existing bag last year-round)
    • Jacket (light / medium, heavy, temperature dependent)
    • Polyester fleece pullover (not cotton)
    • Polyester long underwear (top and bottom)
    • Stocking cap / beannie
    • Gloves
  • Footwear
    • Boots or hiking shoes (waterproof is best, but not 100% required)
    • Hiking socks (wool or poly, no cotton)
    • Extra wool or polyester socks (no cotton). One pair for each day.
  • Summer
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Advanced Gear for later in Scouting (makes great birthday or holiday presents)
    • Camelback
    • Full sized backcountry framed backpackPersonal first aid kit
    • Pocket stove and integrated cookset
    • Firestarter
    • Water purification system
    • Compression Sacks (optional, but handy)
    • Hiking poles
    • Small trowel
    • Carabiner and paracord

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