Camping

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 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)