Scout kit list for weekend camps

Suggested kit

The following is a guideline of what to bring on a weekend camp and may be adjusted for seasonal and activity reasons.  Normally  a kit list will be issued for each event we do.   It’s part of the build up to the camp that the Scouts themselves come up with a kit list appropriate to what they have planned.   For our main week long Easter or Summer Camps the list is increased in quantity.

Packing the Rucksack

Uniform to be worn unless otherwise stated.

Large bag or rucksack containing:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Roll mat
  • Blanket and pillow (both very optional!)
  • Torch
  • Warm hat / sun hat
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Scarf/head-over and gloves
  • Warm jumper / fleece
  • 2 Thin long sleeved tops
  • 3 T shirts
  • 2 Pairs of trousers
  • 3 Pairs socks
  • Underwear
  • Walking boots or wellies
  • Trainers
  • Sandals / flip flops
  •  Personal wash kit
  • Towel
  • Tea Towel
  • Plate
  • Bowl
  • Mug
  • Knife, fork, and spoon
  • Full Plastic Water bottle

Tips and tricks

  • Try not to tie anything on the outside of your rucksack.  It nearly always falls off or gets snagged on something.  The only real exception to this is your roll mat which is difficult to put inside.
  • Everything should be named and put into bags before putting in a rucksack.
  •  It’s a good idea to put a bin bag in your rucksack first and then put all your kit in that to keep it dry if it is raining when we get on site.

The Scout association have a great factsheet on kit lists and packing which can be found here.

ALL ITEMS TO BE CLEARLY LABELLED

SCOUTS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO PACK THEIR OWN BAGS

PARENT CO-OPERATION IS EXPECTED TO ENSURE SCOUTS DO NOT BRING MOBILE PHONES, MP3 PLAYERS, OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

they are easily damaged, dropped or soaked.  Leaders will not take any responsibility for these items.

Winter Camp Kit list

THIS IS NOT THE WINTER CAMP KIT LIST.

The Winter Camp kit list is here.