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Pack 97 Camping Checklist

Please use this checklist as a guide when preparing for Pack 97 campouts. This equipment list is geared towards a one- or two-night camping trip (such as Pack 97 Family Camping in June/October).

Please note that some items are not allowed at the Webelos Snuffy Camping competition, and are marked as such below.

Recommended Camping Gear:

  • Tent (don’t forget the tent stakes!)
  • Light (with a hook) to hang inside tent (example: inexpensive LED light at Harbor Freight)
  • Tarp to place under tent–make sure it is large enough; excess tarp can be folded under the tent
  • Mallet for securing tent stakes
  • Sleeping bags (note: for cool weather camping, consider extra blankets)
  • Pillow
  • Foam pad to place under sleeping bag
  • Air mattress (optional)–don’t forget the air pump!
  • Backpack or other bag with straps for carrying in gear
  • small wagon/cart for pulling in larger items (optional, but useful for camping at places like Capik where we hike in)
  • Pajamas or something comfortable to sleep in
  • Full change of clothes
  • Extra Clothes appropriate for the season (extra pants, 2-3 extra pairs of socks, sweater or hoodie)
  • Sneakers or hiking boots
  • 1 extra pair of dry shoes
  • Class A uniform
  • Hat
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, deodorant, soap, etc.)
  • Towel
  • DEET bug spray (enough for the your whole family and to use around your tent)
  • Sunscreen
  • SPF lip balm
  • Personal First aid kit  (Pack 97 brings a big one, so parents don’t need anything extensive)
  • Toilet paper
  • Wipes
  • Rain gear
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • 2 garbage bags (small shopping bag size are useful)
  • Folding camp chairs
  • Several bottles of water for personal use
  • Small cooler for personal snacks and drinks (good idea to bring trail food if hiking).  Kept outside of your tent.
  • Map of where you’re going (will be supplied by Pack if needed)
  • Deck of cards, or things to do during downtime?
  • Pocketknife with Whittling Chip  (Carry the card.  No Whittling Chip, no knife.)
  • Watch
  • Cash
  • Any medications you take

Optional Items:

  • Swimsuit (if swimming)
  • Beach towels (if swimming)
  • Small table to eat at
  • Mess kit and eating utensils
  • Cell phone (not for Snuffy)
  • Camera (not for Snuffy)
  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Dust pan/ brush for cleaning out tent
  • Fishing pole, supplies and bait (if fishing)
  • A lantern

Reminders for after the camping trip:

  • Setup your tent at home to air out & remove moisture
  • Air out sleeping bags if they were damp


Last Modified 09/22/2015

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