Troop 116

Packing list: Cabin camping (Rodney)

The Ten Essentials

Other personal gear

  • Tent (until COVID is over, you need your own)
  • Backpack or duffel (pack is preferable)
  • Pack cover (can be contractor bag)
  • Day pack (tiny)
  • Sleeping bag (in a waterproof stuff sack or trash bag)
  • Sleeping pad (NOT an air mattress; foam pad or Thermarest-type self-inflating)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Trash bags (3)
  • Ziplock bags (6)
  • 50 feet of thin rope
  • Pencil and paper
  • Whistle and mirror/CD (for signaling)
  • Cup
  • Bowl/plate
  • Spoon or spork
  • Bandana (this can be cotton)
  • Camp towel
  • Personal toilet paper (in zip lock bag)
  • Tooth brush & toothpaste
  • Gold Bond (for feet and, well, useful if you choose not to wear underwear)
  • Personal medication
  • Camp soap (biodegradable liquid)
  • Insect repellent


Remember: COTTON KILLS! All clothing should be polyester or wool (that includes socks and underwear). No jeans. No cotton T-shirts. No cotton socks or undies.

  • 2 pair zip-offs OR Long Pants (1 pair) + Shorts (2 pair)
  • Short sleeve shirt (2)
  • Long sleeve shirt (1)
  • Nice shirt (1)—Not at Rodney
  • Scout shirt (1)—Class B for Crew
  • Underwear (2-3 pair; optional)
  • Socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Thin fleece or sweater
  • Skull cap/knit hat (for warmth)
  • Brimmed hat (all-around brim suggested, for sun protection)
  • Rain Jacket (waterproof)
  • Hiking Boots (waterproofed)
  • Sneakers (that can get wet/dirty)


  • Rain pants
  • Camp shoes (flip-flops or sandals)
  • Hiking poles
  • Camera
  • Book
  • Cellphone (but you CANNOT use it to call, text, play games, or use Internet; it is for emergencies only—or as a camera)
  • Deodorant

The troop will supply...
  • Tents (once COVID is over)
  • Cook stoves
  • Water filters (though carrying purifying tablets is wise)
  • First aid kits (though carry a small personal kit plus any personal meds)
  • Specialty gear
  • Most food (a snack or two of your own is always a good idea).

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Note: The first aid and survival tips provided on this site are informational only. Please seek advice from a medical professional or trained wilderness first aid expert for current best practices and techniques.