Great news! We have two adult leader that will lead this trip! This will be fun one and an easy backpack trip. This will be a great gentle introduction to camping and backpacking for the new scouts and a good shakeout for the current ones. Our next meeting will be a shake out so I would like all the scouts going on the trip to bring the below packing list so we can go through it with them.
We will also need two scouts to earn their First Class Cooking achievement by helping plan a menu and buying the food ( the church reimburses you).
Please call with any questions.
THE SCOUT OUTDOOR ESSENTIALS
They’re called “essentials” for a reason. Every packing list starts with these 10 items.
1. A pocketknife or multitool
2. A first-aid kit. Make Sure its small for backpacking
3. One extra shirt, extra pair of underwear and two extra pairs of socks
4. A jacket that is warm and can also act as rain gear ( a poncho works for rain too)
5. A flashlight, but preferably a headlamp Bring extra batteries, too.
6. Trail snacks is good for maintaining your energy. Bring more than you think you’ll need in case you get stuck (or lost) in the woods.
7. 2 Liters of Water in 1 Liter size Nalgene bottles. Camelbak
8. Matches and/or a fire starter ( lighter)
9. Sun protection might include sunblock, sunglasses, lip balm and a wide-brimmed hat.
10. Broken in Boots
11. Sleeping Pad
12. Sleeping Bag rated to at least 20 degrees (Sometimes a 30 degree will work)
13. Back pack that fits properly
Here are some hygiene items you may want to pack, depending on the outing:
- Dental floss
- Waterless hand cleaner
- Toilet paper
- Trowel for digging cathole latrines
COOKING AND EATING
Here are some cooking and eating items you may want to pack, depending on the outing:
- Canteen Cup or some type of portable mess kit
- Cup or insulated mug
- Water treatment system
- Backpacking stove with fuel
Here are some extras you may want to pack, depending on the outing:
- Pen or pencil
- Nylon cord
- Insect repellent
- Repair kit
- Hiking stick or trekking poles