Cub Scout “Mega List” Camping Checklist by Pack 404

So recently we were asked to create a checklist of things you should bring to a family camp or a weekly camp – here is a general use list. These are recommended from some of our leaders and scouts. Remember – Don’t go crazy when packing. The more you bring the more you have to move. I have hyperlinked some items to their respective websites. We are not telling you to get a specific type, I only linked them as examples. I hope this list helps 🙂 I don’t want you to think we bring all this stuff to every camp out. This is our “mega list” sometimes you have to decide whats worth bringing for a specific trip. Remember – Power is NOT guaranteed at every campsite. You can bring fans and other gear and be 200′ from power. If you have a medical need for power, be sure we KNOW THIS when booking.

  • Footlocker / Duffel Bag – To hold your stuff, not a rolling suitcase (wheels may get messed up)
  • Folding Cart – To pull your stuff
  • 1 Gallon Ziploc Bags – To store your stuff
  • BSA Uniform (Class A Shirt, Socks, Belt, Shorts, Cap, Neckerchief, Slide – For Dinner & Travel
  • ClassB/Scouting Related T-Shirts (1 Per Day + 2 Extras)
  • Undergarments (1 Per Day + 2 Extras)
  • Socks (1 Per Day + 2 Extras) (Above Ankle Socks)
  • Sneakers / Camping Shoes/Boots – (2 Pairs – In case one gets wet, they also WILL get really dirty!)
  • 2 to 3 Flashlights + Batteries
  • Small First Aid Kit
  • Tent to sleep in
  • Bed Roll or Pad, or Air Mattress, or Cot
  • Small Pillow
  • Sleeping Bag and/or Sheet
  • Fitted Sheet (to cover Cot if using one)
  • Blue Tarp to go UNDER the tent
  • 1 Bath Towel
  • 1 Swimming Towel
  • 1 Face Cloth
  • 1 Foot Towel (To clean your feet before bed, used as a floor mat)
  • Water Shoes
  • Small Shampoo Bottle
  • Flip Flops for Shower (Dollar Tree)
  • Old Rope / 15′ or so – Para-cord works too (you never know!)
  • Raincoat  or Poncho
  • Hat
  • Bathing Suit
  • Sunblock
  • Bug Spray
  • Phone/USB Power Pack
  • USB Powered Fan
  • Comb and/or Brush
  • 2 Black Garbage Bags
  • 3 Small Bags (Grocery Store Bags) – Good for Wet/Dirty Stuff
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Bar of Soap
  • Sleeping Outfits (Long Pants / Shorts and Shirt, etc.)
  • Deodorant (please o’ please)
  • Mess Kit (Silverware) – Never assume we provide them
  • Talcum Powder
  • Spiral Notebook + 2 Pens + 1 Pencil
  • Scout Book (in a Ziploc bag)
  • Canteen / Water bottle / Camelpack
  • Spending Money
  • 50 Foot Extension Cord
  • Power Strip
  • Keep Cool Neck Towel
  • Multi USB Charger
  • Camping Chair (One per person) or Camping Stool
  • Mosquito Netting
  • Small Fan or Big Fan or Crazy fan
  • Something to store your Glasses at night
  • Medicine / Allergy Pills
  • Small Cooler
  • Non-Melting Snacks (inside Ziploc bags)