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Summer Camp Checklist

A well-prepared camper will have more fun at camp. These recommended quantities are for a 4 night resident camp. The following
items should be packed in an easy-to-carry duffel bag, laundry bag or lightweight suitcase. Please pack so that you can manage repacking and moving your own bag!


  • Class A Uniform
  • Cub Scout Handbook
  • Health and Medical Forms
  • 2 pairs of long pant/jeans
  • 4 pairs of shorts
  • Shirts (short and long sleeved for cool nights and mosquito protection)
  • 2 pairs of pajamas
  • Rain Gear (raincoat or poncho with hood)
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 6 pairs of underwear
  • 2 pairs of sneakers or tie shoes
  • Hat with visor
  • Water shoes with closed heel and toe
  • 2 bathing suits
  • Sleeping Bag/Twin Bedding (a stuff sack is recommended for easy transport)
  • Small pillow with case
  • Laundry bag
  • 2 bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths
  • Deodorant (non-aerosol)
  • Soap in plastic case and shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Comb or brush
  • Sunscreen (at least SPF 15)
  • Insect repellant (non-aerosol, containing less than 12% DEET)
  • Other toiletries
  • Water bottle
  • Pen or pencil and stationary with envelopes or postcards and stamps
  • Flashlight with extra batteries/bulb
  • Plastic bags for packing wet items
  • Small day pack or tote bag
  2. Small pillow with case
  3. Camp Chair
  4. Card or board game
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Small Bible, Prayer book
  7. Camera
  8. Spending money for Trading Post
  9. Fishing Pole


Camp Kingsley and the Leatherstocking Council WILL NOT be responsible for lost or stolen articles; or articles damaged at camp. In case you misplace something, a “lost and found” is located at the camp office. Any items left at camp are only held for two weeks. Please contact the Camp Director to make arrangements for picking up lost items within this two-week period.

Basic Equipment

There is some basic camping gear that you may want to bring along to camp to make your stay more comfortable. Remember some of these items actually relate to a “pack” coming as a group, as opposed to a single Scout/adult partnership:

Lanterns: To light up your site at night. Some units use “GLOW STICKS.” Glow sticks can make the difference between a good night of sleep and a bad night, especially for first time campers. If they forget to bring them, we will have them for sale in the Trading Post.

Water Jug: If you have one, you should bring a large picnic water jug to keep fresh water handy. All sites have water near the latrine; however, you may want to keep some at your site so that you don’t have to walk down to the wash stand every time you need a drink. You may want a supply of drinking cups for your unit. Campers should bring water bottles to camp with them. Water
bottles are required for anyone wanting to go on a hike.

Flags:Your unit is welcome to bring your pack your pack flag to camp. Packs may want to hold a flag cereomy in their campsite. The entire camp will gather every day for a formal flag ceremony in the morning and evening.

First Aid Kit: It is suggeted that each unit have a fully stocked First Aid Kit. However all injuries must be reported to the Camp Health Officer

Rope: Units should bring some rope or marking tape to mark off an ax yard. Additioanl rope should be brought by campers and the unit to make clotheslines to hang wet clothes on or for other uses.

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