• Sleeping bag (Mummy-style, synthetic, 32 degree or less packed in plastic bag inside stuff sack)
  • Mattress (Close-cell foam, no air mattresses)



  • Uniform
  • Shoes (sturdy, ankle high)
  • Socks (2 pair, 1 thin synthetic, 1 thick wool)
  • Underwear (Synthetic, avoid cotton)
  • Shirt
  • Pants (sturdy long , avoid jeans and cotton, scout pants are good)
  • Spare clothing
  • Sweater (wool, pile or down)
  • Jacket (windbreaker)
  • Hat (wool or synthetic knit cap)
  • Underwear. (long thermals if cold, no cotton)
  • Pajamas. (Extra set of clean dry underwear (long thermals if cold, no cotton)



  • Backpack
  • Waterbottle - 1 liter to fit in pack pocket- not hang from belt - Plastic better than aluminum
  • Large trash bag to line pack, another to cover outside of pack in case or rain
  • Personal care kit (washcloth/ handiwipes, small towel, small soap, toothbrush, small tube of toothpaste, comb)
  • Toilet paper (about 50 sheets)
  • Knife
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Matches & firestarter
  • Rope (thin rope for tying things to pack or for drying lines)
  • Notebook and Pencil
  • Scout Handbook
  • Compass & Map
  • Mess Kit (spoon, fork, bowl,plate, cup)
  • First aid kit (see handbook)



  • Insect Repellent (no-spray, with low % of deet), sunscreen (25+ SPF), prescription medicines, sunglasses, food



  • Electronic devices