Required Items for all Outdoor Activities

  • Class "A" Uniform (unless otherwise approved by an Adult Leader)
  • Class "B" Uniform
  • Scout BSA Handbook
  • Daypack
  • First aid kit including personal medications
  • Hydration bladder / water bottles
  • Lighting and extra batteries
  • Notebook and writing utensils
  • Work gloves

Required Items for all Campouts and Summer Camps

Mess Kit

  • Cup
  • Bowl
  • Plate
  • Silverware

Personal Care and Toiletries

  • Contact solution
  • Extra contacts / prescription glasses
  • Deodorant
  • Handwarmers
  • Insect repellent
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Towel
  • Wet Wipes

Sleep System

  • Sleeping bag
  • Air mattress (optional)
  • Inflatable pillow (optional)


Appropriate clothing for the activity, environment, season, and unexpected weather should be packed at all times. A general rule of thumb for clothing is 1.5 sets of clothing per number of days camping. For example, pack four sets of t-shirts, socks, and underwear for a three-day camp; pack seven sets of t-shirts, socks, and underwear for a five-day camp.

  • T-shirts
  • Hooded sweatshirt
  • Underwear
  • Pants and / or shorts
  • Cold weather gear
  • Rain gear
  • Socks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Boxer style swim trunks
  • Water shoes

Optional Items for all Camps

Optional Items for Summer Camps

  • Cot
  • Mosquito netting
  • Pool locker padlock
  • Shower shoes
  • Spending money
  • NBZ regalia (Camp Cedars)
  • Order of the Arrow Sash

Restricted Items

The following items are restricted from all Scout BSA activities, camps, and high adventures:

  • Axes or saws
  • Bladed weapons
  • Bows and arrows
  • Electronics
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • Fixed blade knives
  • Martial weapons
  • MP3 players
  • Personal tents
  • Portable game systems
  • Pets (excluding service animals)