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Cub Scout Outdoor Essentials

The following items should be available for each Cub Scout on an outdoor trip. Consider a small day pack or similar bag to organize items and make them easy to carry without interfering with normal activities. When in doubt, bring it!

10 Scouting Outdoor Essentials

  1. First aid kit
  2. Water bottle
  3. Flashlight or headlight
  4. Trail food
  5. Sun protection
  6. Hat or cap
  7. Whistle
  8. Extra Clothing
  9. Rain gear
  10. Pocketknife

Only Bear & Webelo Scouts who have earned their Whittling Chip and are supervised by a parent/adult are allowed to have knives. See the proposed Pack Knife Policy.

BSA Recommended Overnighter Gear

  • Tent, poles, and stakes
  • Ground cloth
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Air mattress or pad
  • Rain gear or poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Sweatshirt
  • Sweatpants (for sleeping)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra clothing
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, washcloth, towel, comb
  • Cub Scout uniform or Yellow “Class B” shirt
  • Change of clothes
  • Durable shoes/boots (depending on weather)

Pack Recommended Extras

  • Folding chairs (handy around the campfire)
  • Toilet paper
  • Extra blanket if your sleeping bag is lightweight or uninsulated
  • Pocketknife & Whittlin’ Chip card

Place clothing in ziplock bags to keep dry.

The meals, to include plates, cups, utensils, etc., are provided by the Pack.

Do NOT keep food in your tent (unless you want to share your tent with raccoons, squirrels or chipmunks).

No kid’s electronics (tablets, phones, games, etc.)

Leave pets at home!

Based on BALOO Training Guide, Appendix P and Pack 461 Camping Checklist.

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