Summer Camp Tips - Part 6

Part 6: What to Pack

Summer camp will be here shortly. One of the most asked questions parents have is, “what should we bring?” Today I bring you my list of Must Pack, Should Pack, and items to Leave at Home.

Must Pack
Clothes 
Extra Clothes 
Sleeping Bag 
Pillow 
Extra Shoes 
Class A & Class B Shirts 
Pants (it gets cool at night) 
Watch 
Flashlight(s) 
Personal First Aid Kit 
Camp Chair(s) (Murphy’s Law: if you bring one it will break) 
Underwear 
Extra Socks 
Swimming Suit 
Two Towels (one for shower and one for swimming) 
Bug Spray 
Sunscreen 
Medication (Prescription medication must be given to Scoutmaster) 
Scout Handbook 
Rubbermaid Tote for Clothes 
Rope 
Shower Shoes or Sandals

Should Pack 
Rain Gear 
BSA Approved Pocket Knife 
Compass 
Paper and Pencil 
Snacks (All snacks will be locked away. No food in tents.) 
Drinks (In a cooler) 
Water 
Money for the Trading Post 
Fishing Gear
Alarm Clock

Leave at Home 
Electronics 
Jewelry 
Fireworks