Worried About Packing for Camp?
Post date: Jun 13, 2018 2:10:34 PM
What to Bring
Other than some basic items, different people and units will bring different items with them. A good exercise is to think about your perfect week at camp, and bring the items that you see in your mental picture. If you want to spend the afternoon fishing on the edge of the lake, don’t forget your fishing rod and tackle box. To help keep you from forgetting those all important items, we have a list below to help you when you are packing.
Complete Scout uniform
shorts or long pants
any Merit Badge-specific clothing
Footware for Boating
hat, if desired
sweater or jacket
extra shoes or boots
poncho or rain gear
notebook and pencil or pen
merit badge pamphlets (if needed)
watch (very important)
washcloth and towel
toiletry items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. No glass bottles)
flashlight with new batteries
sleeping bag or sheets & blankets
alarm clock (optional)
disc golf disc (optional)
footlocker or suitcase or backpack
First aid kits
What Not to Bring to Camp
Personal rifles or other firearms, ammunition, and bows, including paintball guns, are not allowed in camp; only those supplied by the Shooting Sports area are to be used. Sheath knives with blades longer than 4” are also not allowed at camp. Any such equipment brought to camp must be delivered to the Camp Director when the unit checks in; it will be returned when the unit checks out. In addition, no pets of any kind are allowed at camp; this is policy of the Boy Scouts of America and includes visitors.
Finally, we strongly recommend that items such as mobile phones, radios, music players, electronic games, and other electronic devices not be brought to camp. Summer camp is an outdoor experience, and these items are not appropriate to that experience. Camps are not responsible for personal or Unit items that are damaged, lost or stolen.
Have Scouts bring a footlocker or locking suitcase and provide an extra key for the unit leader. That way, if one key is lost, the spare one will be stored safely. With the heat and humidity of June and July, it would be advisable to have a change of clothing for each day of the week. Cell phones for Scouts are not necessary. Considering that there are no provisions to charge them and that reception is weak at best, Scouts are advised to leave them at home.