Camping 101

Camping is a fun family activity and an important scouting skill. During your scouting adventure, you will camp a lot and have a ton of fun! If this is your first time camping, this page will help you with every camping need from A to Z!

These are important items for your camping checklist based on a two night stay. Please note this checklist does not include cooking items as that is provided by the Pack.


  • 2 Pr pants/shorts
  • Thermal underwear (winter)
  • 2 Shirts
  • 2 Changes underwear
  • 3 Pr socks
  • Gloves (winter)
  • Sweatshirt
  • Hat (winter)
  • Jacket
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Extra shoes
  • Swimsuit (activity dependent)
  • Rain gear


  • Tent (and footprint, stakes)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping pads
  • Camping pillow
  • Headlamps or flashlights (and extra batteries)
  • Camp chairs
  • Camp table (if no picnic table)
  • Lantern (and mantles and fuel/batteries if needed)
  • Bug spray (optional)
  • Sunscreen


  • Soap
  • Comb
  • Towel
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush


  • Board game
  • Sports equipment
  • Fishing rod
  • Craft project
  • Ball & glove
  • Book

Here are some useful beginner links:

Do you have more questions? Email your cubmaster! Printable version here!