Activities
Camping Trip Checklist
Wondering what to bring on a camping trip? Our Overnights are typically 3 days and 2 nights, we leave on Friday night and return on Sunday
afternoon. For trips of longer duration the following suggestions will need to be adjusted for quantities. All other gear is considered Troop gear
and is issued by the Troop to each patrol. This includes all tents, tarps, mess kits, eating utensils, cooking utensils, stoves, basin kits,
propane...
The full class "A" uniform is required for travel to and from all activities and all diners.
WINTER
SUMMER
EQUIPMENT:
_Backpack     (Or duffel bag with shoulder strap)
_Sleeping bag**     (** appropriate for temperature range)
_Ground cloth
_Poncho or raincoat
_1 Flashlight
_1 Set of spare batteries

UNIFORM CLASS "A":
_1 Boy Scout short sleeve Shirt
_1 Boy Scout trousers
_2 Pair or more BSA socks
_1 BSA web belt
_2-3 Troop17 tee shirts    
 (If you own them)

OTHER WINTER CLOTHING:
_1 Long sleeve shirt
_1 Pair trousers
_3 Pairs of under shorts
_1 Pair of sleepwear  
 (sweats?)
_6 Plus pairs of socks
_1 Set of thermal underwear    
 (top and bottom)
_2-3 Sweatshirts or Sweaters
_1 Jacket    
 (winter weight)
_1 Hat
_1 Gloves
_1 Scarf
_2 Handkerchiefs or tissues

FOOTWEAR:
_1 Pair of hiking boots   (for warmth and hiking purposes)
_1 Pair of sneakers     (campsite / shelter use)

WASH-UP KIT / TOWELS:
_Soap
_Toothbrush
_Toothpaste
_Comb or brush
_Washcloth
_Small towel    
 (showers usually not available)
_Laundry bag

PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT


OPTIONAL:
_** Additional blanket if sleeping bag not rated low enough
_Snow or over boots   (for severe cold)
_Snow suit     (keeps clothes dry when playing in snow)
_Lightweight sled     (only if snow on the ground)
_Notebook and pencil or pen
_Map of area and compass
_Prayer book or bible
_Inflatable or small pillow
_Foam sleeping pad or air mattress
_Pocket knife    
 (if qualified)
_Sun protection (inexpensive sunglasses, lotion)
_Inexpensive wrist watch
_Inexpensive camera and film   
_Minimal spending money
EQUIPMENT:
_Backpack     (or duffel bag with shoulder strap)
_Sleeping bag     (2-3 Blankets will do)
_Ground cloth
_Poncho or raincoat
_1 Flashlight
_1 Set of spare batteries

UNIFORM CLASS "A":
_1 Boy Scout short sleeve shirt
_1 Boy Scout trousers
_2 Pair or more BSA socks
_1 BSA web belt
_2-3 Troop17 tee shirts    
 (If you own them)
_1-2 Pair of BSA shorts     (Summer Camp and later)
_1-2 Pairs of BSA crew length socks

OTHER SUMMER CLOTHING:
_1 Short sleeve shirt
_1 Pair of shorts or trousers
_3 Pairs of under shorts
_1 Pair of sleepwear
_4 Plus pairs of socks
_1 Sweatshirt or sweater
_1 Jacket    
 (spring/summer weight)
_1 Handkerchief or tissues
_1 Bathing suit

FOOTWEAR:
_1 Pair of hiking boots     (hiking purposes)
_1 Pair of sneakers     (campsite use)

WASH-UP KIT / TOWELS:
_Soap
_Toothbrush
_Toothpaste
_Comb or brush
_Washcloth
_Small towel
_Large bathing towel    
 (swimming)
_Laundry bag

PERSONAL FIRST AID KIT


OPTIONAL:
_Pool / Water shoes     (for river use old sneakers)
_1 pair BSA Knee length socks (for hiking, protects legs in brush)
_Insect repellent     (with Deet, non aerosol better)
_Notebook and pencil or pen
_Map of area and compass
_Prayer book or bible
_Inflatable or small pillow
_Foam sleeping pad or air mattress
_Pocket knife     (if qualified)
_Sun protection (inexpensive sunglasses, lotion)
_Inexpensive wrist watch
_Inexpensive camera and film   
_Minimal spending money
This list is only a guide.                                 The camper must plan well and use good judgment.                                Where is the trip taking place?
What time of the year is it?                                              What type of shelter are we using?                                                 What activities are planned?

What is the weekend weather forecast on
www.weather.com for our destination?
Troop 17 camps on a year round basis in varied and unpredictable weather conditions.
Here are some general rules about clothing / gear selection to maximize the item's usefulness year round:
_Use what you have, do not buy new clothes just for camping (they do not have to be fashionable we're in the woods)
_
However, the clothes should be comfortable and non constricting (loose is better than tight)
_Since we teach and practice the layering method many garments can be used for all four seasons
_Outer Garments- should be hooded, wind and water resistant
_Inner Garments- preferably synthetics, zippered or button down
(for ease of ventilation)
_Under Garments- what you own, shirts and shorts (in winter add long underwear made from wicking type material)
_Equipment and Specialized Garments- check with the adult leaders first (they have experience on their side and can point you in the right
direction or suggest a more appropriate cost efficient alternative)
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