"Your pack may seem like a heavy burden, 
but its contents are keeping you alive." -Mike Baxter

  • What to bring on a camp out depends on what the Troop is doing (backpacking, car camping), what the season is, etc.
  • Never wear cotton on backpacking trips 
  • Consult the Scout Handbook for a basic guide to what to bring hiking and camping. 
  • Troop Gear: The Troop has cooking gear, stoves, and tents the Scouts may use.  Each Patrol plans the meals and brings the food and a "Patrol Box" containing the Patrol camping gear, such as stove, pots and pans, cleanup materials, etc.  
  • Food: Typically, the Patrol plans their meals for a trip.  One Scout per patrol is designated "Grub Master" and will buy the meal the Patrol has planned. For backpacking trips, Scouts bring their own food.