Gear Checklist

In order to attend a Troop 78 outing, Scouts must use the outing permission slip to get parental permission to go. These permission slips describe the outings and its expected programming and almost always include a recommend (or required) gear list. Those gear checklists are always customized to the expected challenges of the trip.

This list below includes basic gear essentials recommended for most outings, but might not cover all the gear needed for every specific Troop 78 outing. 


Packing List for Overnight Camps
This list is meant as a reminder only

Clothing for the Season: Warm Weather

  • Short-Sleeved Shirt
  • T-Shirt
  • Hiking Shorts
  • Long Pants
  • Sweatshirt or Warm Jacket *
  • Hiking Boots or Sturdy Shoes
  • Socks
  • Hat with Brim
  • Bandanna
  • Rain Gear
  • Sleeping Attire
  • Extra Underwear (for longer trips)

Clothing for the Season: Cold Weather

  • NO COTTON. Use wool or synthetic fabrics only.
  • Long-Sleeved Shirt *
  • Long Pants *
  • Sweater or Warm Layer *
  • Long Underwear *
  • Hiking Boots or Sturdy Shoes
  • Socks
  • Insulated Parka or Coat with Hood
  • Two Warm Hats *
  • Mittens *
  • Rain Gear
  • Sleeping Attire
  • Extra Underwear (for longer trips)
* These items should be made of wool or a warm synthetic fabric (not cotton)

Scout Outdoor Essentials:

  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Pocketknife
  • First Aid Kit
  • Extra Clothing: socks, pants, shirt, shorts
  • Rain Gear
  • Water Bottle
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Matches and Fire Starters
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sun Protection
  • Map and Compass
  • Backpack or Duffel Bag
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Pillow
  • Mess Kit (spoon, fork, knife, plate, bowl, cup, small kitchen towel)
  • Cleanup Kit (soap, washcloth, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste)

Personal Extras (optional):

  • Medication
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Notebook
  • Pencil or Pen
  • Sunglases
  • Swimsuit
  • Gloves
  • Spending Money
  • Camp Chair

Items NOT Permitted on Campouts:

  • Cell Phones, iPods, iPads, or other electronic gear
  • Sheath (non-folding) Knives
  • Candy, except as specified by the Scoutmaster
  • Heat Sources Inside Tent
  • Others, as specified by the Scoutmaster

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