Troop 116

Packing list: Summer trip


  • Emergency contact info (all phone #s and emails for all parents/guardians)
  • An extra prescription for any personal medications
  • List of medications (and instructions) and any maladies

The Ten Essentials

Other personal gear

  • Backpack
  • Day pack (tiny)
  • Sleeping bag (in a waterproof stuff sack)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • 50 feet of thin rope
  • Pencil and paper
  • Whistle and mirror/CD (for signaling)
  • Bandana (this can be cotton)
  • Proper towel (1-2; hang it on you tent platform railing/rope each day to dry)
  • Tooth brush & toothpaste
  • Gold Bond (for feet and, well, useful if you choose not to wear underwear)
  • Personal medication
  • Soap & Shampoo
  • 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.

  • Zip-offs pants (5 pair) OR Long Pants (1 pair) + Shorts (4 pair)
  • Short sleeve shirt (4)
  • Swim suit (1–2; hang it on you tent platform railing/rope each day to dry))
  • Long sleeve shirt (1)
  • Scout shirt (1)
  • Underwear (5–6 pair)
  • Socks (5–7 pairs)
  • Fleece or sweater
  • Skull cap (Tuke)
  • Brimmed hat (all-around brim, for sun protection)
  • Rain Jacket (waterproof)
  • Hiking Boots (waterproofed)
  • Hiking sandals/camp shoes


  • Rain pants
  • Camera
  • Cellphone (but you CANNOT use it to call, text, play games, or use Internet; it is for emergencies only—or as a camera)
  • Deodorant
  • Book (highly recommended)
  • Tiny chess set
  • Playing cards

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