What to Bring to Camp

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Essential Items:

  • Completed "BSA Annual Health and Medical Record", parts A, B & C, signed by parent or guardian and a physican, with a copy of the participants medical insurance card
  • Two summer Scout uniforms which includes shorts or pants and short-sleeve shirt {The field uniform (Class-A) is required for the evening meal}
  • Several Scout T-shirts (or Scouting appropriate shirts) {The activity uniform (Class-B) is the preferred daytime attire}
  • At least seven pairs of socks (some Scout socks for use with summer uniform)
  • Neckerchief (an option of troop uniform requirements)
  • Towels (2) and washcloth
  • At least six changes of underwear
  • Swimming trunks
  • Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket
  • Poncho or raincoat - A MUST
  • Extra pair of shoes (for wet weather) - A MUST
  • Duffel bag or foot locker
  • Soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and comb
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Merit Badge pamphlets for selected badges
  • Notepaper, pencil or pen
  • Mosquito repellent - roll-on or cream only - no aerosol cans
  • Canteen or water bottle

Suggested Items:

  • Camera
  • Compass
  • Pocket knife with Totin' Chip card
  • Fishing pole and tackle (do not bring live bait – camp will have available for purchase)
  • Backpack and backpacking tent (if needed for specific merit badge requirements)
  • Personal cooking utensils (if needed for specific merit badge requirements)
  • Long-sleeve shirt and long pants (if needed for swimming or lifesaving)
  • Hiking boots (if needed for specific merit badge requirements)
  • Money for the Trading Post and Merit Badge supplies
  • Scuba and Snorkeling Release (if applicable)
  • Scuba Medical Statement (if applicable)
  • Consent and Hold Harmless Agreement (COPE, Climbing-including Open Tower, and ACE participants)

Prohibited Items:

  • Sheath knives and knives with a blade over 4 inches
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products
  • Electronic devices (radios, TVs, iPods, portable gaming devices, cell phones for Scouts)

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