Troop 287 has a lot of new scouts and right now Costco has a great deal on a Backpack. They have a 45L Sierra Designs Tangent backpack for $49.99. It has adjustable backstops, so it will fit the younger boys adjust it as they grow. It would be a good affordable pack for all those new young scouts. I personally have three of them. A good fitting and comfortable backpack is very important on backpacking trips. It can mean the difference between your scout having a good time or a miserable time on the hike. You will not find a backpack of this quality for such a good price. They typically run out pretty quick so I recommend picking one up soon.