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6th Kemsing Scouts

Camping kit list

Please find below the standard kit list. We will usually provide a modified list as not all the items are required for every camp.

It is better if the young person packs his/her own bag, as parents will not be there to find crucial missing thing when they need it in a hurry.

Please make sure everything is labelled, it greatly increases the chances of it coming home again!

  • Complete uniform (to be worn while travelling)
  • Rucksack/Kitbag Ė not suitcases
  • Sleeping bag
  • Foam roll / karrimat
  • Blanket
  • Small Day Rucksack, water bottle and lunch box (must be large enough to hold waterproofs and lunch)
  • Strong Bin liner / Rucksack inner (waterproof)
  • Plastic bag for dirty clothes
  • Trainers
  • Walking boots or strong shoes
  • Walking socks
  • Waterproof jacket & trousers
  • Scarf, hat and gloves (as appropriate)
  • Sun hat, sun cream and sun glasses (if reqd)
  • Multiple Socks, Underwear
  • Shorts / Trousers or tracksuit bottoms
  • Multiple T-shirts / Shirts
  • Multiple Sweatshirts / Jumper
  • Nightwear
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Personal washing requirements (including toothbrush and toothpaste!)
  • Handkerchiefs / tissues
  • Mug, bowl, plate, cutlery (named and in a bag)
  • Tea Towel
  • Bag for dirty laundry
  • Torch (& spare batteries)
  • Pen & Paper
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Pen knife (scouts and explorers only, with parentís permission)
  • Pocket money (not more than £10) to be handed to the camp banker.

If you wear glasses / contact lenses, please consider bringing a spare pair.

Donít panic if you havenít got all the equipment listed above, talk to one of the Leaders who will be able to give sensible advice or alternatives.

Please DO NOT BRING

  • Aerosol deodorants, they are often flammable, can affect those with asthma and can damage the canvas of tents
  • Games or similar items (i.e. ipods / mp3 players / radioís or cassette players) which require batteries to run.
  • Penknives, unless agreed with the leader prior to the camp
  • Matches / lighters / flammable fluids / fire lighters

Mobile phones can be brought but must be handed in to the leader for safe keeping. Generally is not very much secure storage.

A number of layers is warmer than one thick one and the warmth can be regulated more easily Ė do not forget your hands and head, wearing a woolly hat in bed sounds daft but makes a big difference.

Do not pack your torch with batteries fitted (or at the bottom of your kit) as it could easily get accidentally turned on and you will arrive at the camp with flat batteries.

Nights Away Information forms will be issued prior to each event with any specific items to take (or not to take). The list above is for general guidance.


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