General Packing List for Camp

This page is intended to help you prepare for our troop’s camping trip. This is just a guide... this is not a complete list, and the Scouts are not required to bring everything on the list. It is simply a guide containing suggestions on items to consider while preparing for an event, based on past experiences and lessons learned over the years.

This is somewhat of a generic list. The duration of the event will determine how much is needed. For short trips, some of these items may not be necessary at all. Use your best judgment. Many of the ideas below are adaptations of the Packing Checklists for Camping Trips article in the Boys’ Life magazine. In addition to the primary list, it includes additional info for warm and cold weather camping. Be sure to check it out if you’re looking for more ideas.

Essential Items:

Adjust these items not only on the duration of the trip but also based on the facilities that will be available for our use.

Miscellaneous items

Other items to consider

Items NOT to bring