For Week of Camp, What to Bring :
- Scouts should pack everything into a rubber tub with lockable handles. Everything should fit into this tub
except for a pillow or a bedding item.
- Label Scout Items. Most importantly, their Tub or Main gear bag, Day Pack, Toiletry pack, etc.
- A 40L Storage Tote with Locking lid, Pull Handle, and wheels works well.
Example Recommendation ( https://www.meijer.com/shopping/product/sterilite-40-gallon-wheeled-industrial-tote/7314910252.html )
- Scouts should have a Day Pack. They should carry this with them everywhere during camp including on
the car ride when we leave.
Day Pack : (once Summer Camp Starts)
- Water - Scouts should carry water everywhere they go. Bring a Water Bottle.
- Scout Book
- Merit Badge Book and any other class material. Merit Badge Books will be available at the Trading Post at
Camp if needed.
- Merit Badge Blue Cards will be provided by the Troop at Summer Camp. You do not need to have it prior to
- Personal First Aid Kit
- If taking swimming, swim trunks and towel.
- Some Scouts sleep in light sleeping bag.
- Personally, I bring a twin fitted sheet, top sheet and a light blanket.
- Battery operated Fan with extra batteries (keeps us cool and the white noise is great for the kids)
- Light/Lantern/Head Light - Extra Batteries (they can buy at Trading Post but expensive)
- If you Scouts is taking ACE. They should bring a light backpacking tent and sleeping bag. (they can use
- Dry Clothes to Sleep in.
- Towels - Recommend (2) - One for showers and one for the pool.
- Water Shoes/Flip Flops optional
- Wash Cloth
- Tooth Brush/Paste
- The Scouts will take showers at Camp
- They will wear Class A everyday for Dinner and for other Special Events. (No Slide and No Kerchief)
- Bring OA sash if in Order of the Arrow.
- Rain Jacket/Poncho. Rain pants are optional.
- Good footgear. Prefer Boots. They cannot leave camp with crocs/flip-flops/etc.
- Extra pair of shoes
- Few pairs of shorts.
- Recommend socks for everyday, plus a couple extra.
- Clean Underwear for everyday
- Hat Optional
- Swim Trunks
- Dry sleeping clothes (light weight)
- I pack my clothes in Gallon size zip lock bags. The humidity in the Air makes your clothes damp and the
bags help them stay dry. I do a bag for each day.
Daily Themes/Shirt Colors:
- I am going to mention certain color shirts that the Troop has in Class B's. The New scouts may not have these yet, just try to wear a similar color if you can, this is not a requirement, but we look pretty cool when we match.
Themes for what to wear:
- Camp has daily Themes. Those are TBD and I will update once I now the daily themes. They are things like Tube Sock Tuesday, Wacky Hat Day, etc..
- Bug Spray - No aerosol cans.
- Sun Screen
- Spending Money - If you send it, they will spend it. Up to you. I would suggest between $25 and $50. The
Scouts are responsible for their own money. Money is for drinks, ice cream, knives, shirts, snacks in the
trading post. You can get knives for $20 to $25 which tend to be popular. Some classes require the scouts
to buy kits which are fairly cheap. If a scout needs money for a class at camp, the adult leaders will help
out and you can reimburse us. Some classes that need kits bought at Camp (wood carving, basketry,
leatherworks, space exploration)
- Camera - Optional (No Camera Phone)
- Sunglasses - Optional
- Water Bottle
- Mess Kits are not needed.
- Flashlight - extra batteries.
- Rope – Some Scouts bring rope to make a clothes line and to tie the flaps of the tents down.
- No Radios, No Scanners, No Phones.
- The Troop will provide a small light snack every night.
- Raccoons are a problem and Scouts should NOT Bring their own snacks.
- I would suggest that the Scouts do not bring any snacks. No snacks go in tents, not even gum. If we have
any snacks, they will go in a Troop provided cooler outside the tents.
- No drinks are needed. Just water.
- If for some reason your scout needs to leave camp. (I would highly recommend/prefer that no one leaves).
They must be signed out by a Scoumaster before they can leave.
- Friday, is family visitation night. Please come if you can.
- You will come to camp, eat dinner in mess hall with your Scout, see and do things that your Scout did at
camp all week and attend our closing campfire program.
- Bring a treat if you want.
- Reminder that camp ends on Saturday and Scouts should NOT go home with you on Friday night.
- More information on Family night is provided during the week of camp.
- We prefer no visits from Parents this week. This sounds mean, but this is your Scouts week to flourish on
their own and be independent.
- This is a frequent cause of homesickness to the Scouts as well, which makes camp harder on the leaders
and the Scouts themselves.
- If your scout needs something, I will contact you and let you know.
- If something is wrong, I will contact you and let you know.
- Feel free to contact me on my cell phone and/or text if you have questions or concerns during camp.
- If you drop off something at the office, just send me a text and let me know. I will get it at the office.
Camp packets are distributed to each Scout before we leave with maps and their schedules.