Equipment Lists


1. First Aid Kit – This item can and should be made by the Scout himself. Although a purchased kit could make a good start. It should include:

  • Adhesive bandages (6)
  • Sterile Gauze 4 X 4 (2)
  • Tape small roll (1)
  • Moleskin 3 X 6 (1)
  • Soap (1)
  • Antiseptic Tube (1)
  • Scissors (1)
  • Latex Gloves (1)
  • Mouth Barrier (1)
  • Eye Protection (1)
  • Pencil & Paper (1)

All items can be stored in a plastic Zip lock bag to keep them dry.

2. Pocket Knife – Blades over 6 inches are disallowed. Swiss army or Leatherman/Gerber type tool. Pay a little more now could mean not having to buy another one.

3. Extra Clothing – depending on the time of year the location of the outing and the activity. Use common sense, but in Colorado, consider a jacket, gloves, and a hat.

4. Rain Gear – A lightweight waterproof jacket is best. This item also doubles as an extra piece of clothing. A poncho is also a good rain jacket it may be a bit on the large side. A poncho can also double as a shelter. A LARGE trash bag also works well for many uses to include a rain jacket.

5. Water bottle – Your bottle should hold at least 1 Quart. Write you name on it.

6. Flashlight – Or headlamp with spare batteries.

7. Food – A small bag of gorp, a few pieces of hard candy, a few crackers and a packet of drink mix. In the winter time, add a small cup and some soup mix with some rice.

8. Fire Starter – a small disposable lighter is the best it can provide 100s of lights and even when the fuel is all gone the lighter will still provide a spark that can be used to start a fire. Once wet it can be dried and used again and again.

9. Sun Protection – Always carry (and use) a small bottle of sun screen.

10. Map and Compass – Self explanatory.


  1. Troop (green) or Camp T-Shirts
  2. Handkerchiefs
  3. Socks (3-5 pair)
  4. Sweater or jacket
  5. Swim trunks
  6. Raincoat or poncho
  7. Underwear
  8. Hiking shoes and tennis shoes
  9. Bath towel and soap with dish
  10. Shower shoes/ Flip Flops
  11. Toothbrush and toothpaste
  12. Comb or brush
  13. Plate, bowl, CUP (carried at all times), eating utensils.
  14. Brimmed hat for sum
  15. Water bottle/canteen
  16. Sleeping bag
  17. Cot or sleeping pad
  18. Flashlight (extra batteries)
  19. Compass
  20. Tent, a minimum of two boys per tent
  21. Sleeping garments: Polypro is BETTER THAN COTTON even inside sleeping bag
  22. Boy Scout Handbook
  23. Notebook paper and pencil or pen
  24. Quick-Dri pants (NO COTTON jeans, sweats, Scout pants, etc.)
  25. Insect repellent (NO AEROSOL cans)
  26. Hat or cap
  27. Sunscreen
  29. Pocket knife (tot’n chip)
  30. Sun glasses, lip salve, suntan lotion (all required)
  31. Gear sack or pack to put it all in.
  32. Day pack (with 10 Essentials)

* All clothing and equipment should be clearly marked with your name and troop number. DO NOT BRING VALUABLES TO CAMP!



BE PREPARED: The temperature will probably be at or below freezing all the time with colder nights. Your Scouts need to be warm or they will drop out!? Inexpensive cold weather clothing is readily available at thrift stores like: ARC, Goodwill, Vet. Foreign Wars, etc., at surplus stores, and through online catalogs.


    1. WARM SLEEPING BAG (or two bags inside each other or a liner and/or outer bag) and insulated pad (air mattresses are cold), and space blanket,
    2. Tent, a minimum of two boys per tent
    3. Sleeping garments: clean heavy wool socks, stocking cap or hooded sweat shirt, sweat pants. Polypro is VERY MUCH BETTER THAN COTTON even inside a sleeping bag
    4. Plate, bowl, CUP (carried at all times), eating utensils, (metal is cold, use plastic, etc.)
    5. Six pairs of socks (3 heavy wool, 3 liners of polypro NOT COTTON)
    6. Polypro or silk (NOT COTTON) long underwear tops and bottom
    7. Brimmed hat for sum, warm hat for cold (balaclava, stockingcap, windproof warm hat)
    8. Warm wool or polyfleece shirts, sweaters, vests, etc. for layers (one heavy jacket is not flexible and may get wet) however, bring a warm coat and insulated pants for morning and evening wear.
    9. Parka, anorak, hooded wind breaker for outer wind-proof layer (hood required)
    10. Warm wool or fleece pants. (NO COTTON: jeans, sweats, Scout pants, etc.)
    11. Boots for snow (NO ATHLETIC SHOES). Gaiters are a great addition in snow!
    12. AT LEAST two pairs of mittens (best) or insulated gloves
    13. Sun glasses, lip salve, suntan lotion (all required)
    14. Toilet gear (tooth brush, comb, toilet paper, pain meds, vitamins, stomach medicine)
    15. Hard candy, cheese, sausage, jerky, etc. In moderation!
    16. Full water bottle that hangs underneath parka (syrup bottle on a rope works well)
    17. Pocket knife (with Totten Chip), compass and plastic whistle on cord around neck
    18. Scout Book for information and advancement
    19. Small flashlight
    20. Gear sack or pack to put it all in.
    21. Day pack or fanny pack for your CUP, extra mittens, extra food, etc.