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Cub Scout Camping List

There are lists online that you can reference for Cub Scout campouts, some are more extensive than necessary so please take this as a recommendation only.

Essential Items:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad/cot/air mattress
  • Pillow
  • Tent (keep in mind tents are rated by person but this accounts for only people no gear inside)
  • Lighting; flashlight/headlamp/lantern
  • Camp Chair
  • First aid kit (most leaders carry one but not a bad idea for a small one as a resource for smaller groups)
  • Cooking stove/grill based on meals planned (Most families will have camping stoves/grills and we can share/coordinate cooking)
  • Cooking fuel/propane if required for lanterns/stoves
  • Mess Kit (cup, plate/bowl, silverware) you can also use paper/plastic products too for ease of use
  • Cooking utensils (spoons, spatulas, pots/pans, etc)
  • Cooler to keep food cold if needed
  • Dish soap/sponge for dishes
  • Water with container (water bottle/canteen)
  • Food needed for meals/menu planned
  • Clothes (temperatures change so check weather and be prepared for warm and cold weather as it varies)
  • Class A and Class B uniform
  • Cosmetics (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc)

Recommended Items:

  • Tarp
  • Smore’s stick (hangers without paint work great or nature is full of sticks)
  • Water jug/container for washing hands/dishes
  • Canopy/Easy Up for shade
  • Table for either/both inside tent and outside to use to cook on
  • Small broom to sweep tent
  • Towel/paper towel
  • Hiking boots

Where to buy gear?

  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • Cabela’s
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
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