Camping Supply List

posted Sep 21, 2017, 7:01 PM by Chris Rake   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 3:42 PM ]
Cub Scout camping is "family car camping" style (as opposed to hike-in camping) with access to bathroom facilities and water.  Electricity is sometimes available but should not be counted-on.  

Each Scout camps with their family (or designated adult) and typically dens will try to camp together, though actual layout will depend on where we camp. 

Some families opt to share resources, for instance, a cooking stove and food.  The Pack usually provides Saturday night dinner while the dens plan and provide Saturday lunch.  All other meals are "on your own".

 Camping Equipment
  • Tent, poles, and stakes
  • Hammer (for tent stakes)
  • Waterproof ground cloth / footprint
  • Sleeping bag, pillow
  • Mattress pad, air mattress, or cot
  • Car-powered inflator (if you have an air mattress)
  • Reusable cup, bowl, plate, knife, fork, spoon
  • Lawn / camp chairs
  • Flashlight w/batteries
  • Portable table (depending on availability of picnic tables)
  • Cooking equipment and supplies (as necessary to prepare "on your own" meals)
  • Trash bags
  • Paper towels
Food (for "on your own" meals)
  • Friday night dinner
  • Saturday and Sunday breakfast
  • Beverages (adults, non-alcoholic!)
  • Snacks
  • Cooler with ice
Hiking Gear
  • Water bottle / Camel bak 
  • Small first aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

  • Class A uniform
  • Class B uniform
  • Pajamas / sleep wear
  • Underwear
  • Durable shoes (for walking / hiking)
  • Extra socks, shoes, shorts, and shirts
  • Hat
  • Poncho or rain coat (weather-dependent)
  • Warm jacket or coat (weather-dependent)
  • Gloves, cap (weather-dependent)
Toilet Kit
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, comb
  • Washcloth, towel
  • Soap, in container
  • Toilet paper (you never know!)
  • Extra zip lock bag
  • Camera 
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Fishing gear
  • Cub Scout handbook
  • Pocket Knife (if Scout has earned Whittling Chip)
  • Firewood, fire starter 
  • Shovel, bucket (for fire safety)