Boy Scout Troop 423
Equipment Check List

  • Backpack
  • Day pack - to carry 10 essentials
  • Pack rain cover
  • Pocket Knife
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Flashlight
  • Waterproof groundcloth
  • Extra Batteries
  • Sleeping pad
  • Matches(waterproof), firestarters
  • Poncho or rain gear
  • Water bottle(filled)
  • Cup, Bowl, Plater, silverware
  • Personnal first Aid Kit
  • Personal grooming items
  • Compass
  • Trail mix
  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Layered Clothing
  • Large plastic trash bags (2+)
  • Sturdy Hiking Boots
  • Small plastic bag (wet or dirty clothes)
  • Extra socks
  • 50' of rope (include materials for whipping/fusing)
  • Stocking cap
  • Swimsuit(optional)
  • Scout ball cap
  • Boy Scout Handbook

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Notes:

  • Put your name on everything that's yours!
  • Backpack should be adequate size and properly adjusted
    • Adequate hip belt / shoulder straps
    • Try to make sure that you pack weights no more than 25% of your body weight
  • Everything well secured
    • Nothing hanging on the outside of pack (except sleeping bag/pad)
    • Nothing carried in hands! (except walking stick)
  • Uniform - typically class 'B' unless noted otherwise
  • Footwear
    • Waterproof, broken-in, strudy boots
    • Proper foot care (clip toenails before hike, bring moleskin and use as needed)
    • Dry socks = comfy feet