Suggested kit

The following is a guideline of what to bring on a weekend camp and may be adjusted for seasonal and activity reasons. For our main week-long Easter or Summer Camps the list is increased in quantity.

Uniform to be worn unless otherwise stated.

Large bag or rucksack containing:

  • Sleeping bag – minimum 2 season
  • Roll mat/small inflatable mat
  • Pillow
  • Camp Blanket
  • Teddy
  • Torch
  • Pyjamas
  • Cub Jumper
  • Necker
  • Group T-shirt (preferably x2)
  • 3 x T-shirts (inc group T-shirts)
  • 3 x Bottoms – at least one set of joggers and a mix of other weather-appropriate garments
  • Underpants and socks (Trust me these get forgotten!!!)
  • Fleece/Group hoodie
  • Waterproof jacket if the weather dictates
  • Walking boots/trainers x 2 (NO WELLIES)
  • Wash bag inc. Toothbrush, Toothpaste, flannel & Soap
  • Towel
  • Hairbrush and bobbles for those with long hair
  • Hat
  • Sun cream
  • Plate
  • Cup
  • Cutlery
  • Water bottle
  • Spare carrier bag for dirty/wet clothes

Large bag or rucksack containing:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Roll mat
  • Blanket and pillow (both very optional!)
  • Torch
  • Warm hat/sun hat/Suncream
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Gaiters (optional)
  • Scarf/head-over and gloves
  • Warm jumper/fleece
  • 2 Thin long-sleeved tops (optional)
  • 3 T-shirts
  • 2 Pairs of trousers
  • 3 Pairs socks
  • Underwear
  • Walking boots
  • Trainers
  •  Personal wash kit
  • Towel
  • Tea Towel
  • Plate
  • Bowl
  • Mug
  • Knife, fork, and spoon
  • Full Plastic Water bottle
  • Folding/Camping Chair
  • Cake…. Everyone loves cake (optional)
  • Teddy Bear/Cuddly Toy
Please can I emphasise the importance of absolutely no snacks in bags, as they will attract pests which will inevitably cause damage to the tents.

Large bag or rucksack containing:

Tips and tricks

  • Try not to tie anything on the outside of your rucksack.  It nearly always falls off or gets snagged on something.  The only real exception to this is your roll mat which is difficult to put inside.
  • Everything should be named and put into bags before putting in a rucksack.
  •  It’s a good idea to put a bin bag in your rucksack first and then put all your kit in that to keep it dry if it is raining when we get on site.

The Scout Association have a great factsheet on kit lists and packing which can be found here.

ALL ITEMS TO BE CLEARLY LABELLED

SCOUTS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO PACK THEIR OWN BAGS

PARENT CO-OPERATION IS EXPECTED TO ENSURE SCOUTS DO NOT BRING MOBILE PHONES, MP3 PLAYERS, OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES

they are easily damaged, dropped or soaked.  Leaders will not take any responsibility for these items.