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Winter Equipment List

Required Equipment

  • Hiking Pack (large enough to hold everything you’re bringing)
  • Ground Cloth (plastic waterproof material)
  • Foam Sleeping Pad or Air Mattress
  • Sleeping Bag (goose down or polyester filled - rated for outdoor camping)
  • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Pocket knife
  • Mess kit & Eating Utensils (cup, bowl, plate, spoon, fork - suitable for hot foods)
  • Toilet Articles (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, towel)
  • Mess kit (cup, bowl, spoon - minimum)
  • Rain gear (waterproof coat & pants or poncho)
  • Canteen or water bottle
  • Compass
  • Scout Handbook (Second Class scouts and below)

Clothing

  • 3-4 Pairs of socks (light breathable - for under the wool pairs)
  • 3-4 Pairs of heavy Wool Socks
  • 3-4 Changes of Underwear
  • 1 Pair of Long Underwear (shirt and pants)
  • 3-4 Pairs of Pants
  • 1 Pair of snow/ski pants (waterproof-Gore Tex material)
  • 2-3 Hats (something warm to cover your ears)
  • 3-4 Pairs of heavy warm Gloves (insulated, waterproof, or rubber material)
  • 1 Heavy Wool Sweater
  • 1-2 Heavy Sweatshirts
  • 1-2 Long-sleeve Shirts (flannel, turtlenecks, wool)
  • 1-2 Heavy Coats (snow/ski jacket, winter-style - outershell needs to be waterproof)
  • 1-2 Pairs insulated snow boots (12-14” high, rubber or waterproof material)
  • DO NOT BRING sneakers, ankle high hiking boots, combat boots, or tan leather work boots.

Optional Equipment

  • Canteen
  • Compass
  • Whetstone
  • Small first aid kit

DO NOT BRING

  • Any extra food
  • Sheath knives
  • Hand Axes
  • Candles
  • Candy
  • Playing Cards
  • Board Games
  • Video Games or other Electronic Devices
  • CD, MP3, or Tape Players or Radios
  • Cell Phones
  • Books and Magazines
  • Matches

Important

Bring a boxed lunch for Friday’s dinner. Only bring enough food for that that one meal, the remaining meals will be provided by the troop or patrols.

ROLL YOUR SLEEPING BAG IN A GARBAGE BAG TO KEEP IT FROM GETTING WET