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Summer Week Camp Kit List

All personal kit to be packed in a rucksack or some other soft bag. Black bin liners are not good, as they tear easily and let things fall out. Please mark all kit clearly.
Essentials:

  • Sandals or other shoes that can get wet for canoeing
  • Sleeping bag
  • Watch – no 5am wakeups please!
  • Blanket (optional)
  • Sleeping mat (the tents are not large enough for air beds)
  • Waterproof trousers and jacket with hood
  • 3 Complete sets of clothes
    • Footwear (trainers are adequate but may get wet and muddy)
    • Thick socks or 2 pairs of thin socks.
    • Underwear (one set per day)
    • Warm trousers (NOT jeans)
    • T-Shirt
    • Thick jumper or fleece
    • Shorts
  • Swimming trunks
  • Towel
  • Wash kit – toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, flannel.
  • Plate, bowl, cup (unbreakable)
  • Knife, fork, spoon.
  • Tea towel
  • Torch with spare batteries. Pack the batteries separately so they can’t run flat while in your bag.
  • Bin Liner (for wet kit)
  • Sun cream and any medicines needed.
  • Small amount of money (£5 max) to spend during trips.
  • Small-ish backpack and drinks bottle to carry lunch and drink while hiking (and sleeping bag/waterproofs for the canoeing)
  • Packed lunch and drink for the journey out to camp on Sunday

Optional extras

  • Hiking boots
  • Woollen hat
  • Warm gloves
  • Penknife, if you can be trusted with one
  • Compass, if you have one
  • Games/cards
  • Camp chair (we will have benches though, so chairs aren’t essential)

Please Leave at Home
Phones (unless you are a PL, in which case, please bring one if you have one and give it to me to keep in the car/minibus except when on the hike), electronic items, and anything easily breakable.

Also, please don’t bring huge hordes of sweets or chocolate. There will be lots of food and snacks available at the camp, and we don’t want to attract rats or insects into the tents, following the scent of sweet food. Also Scouts don’t sleep if they have too much sugar, and we have had cases of sickness in the past caused by bingeing on chocolate.

Scouts – please pack the bag yourself, so that you know where everything is!

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