Boy Scouts: Ten Essentials

They’re called “essentials” for a reason. Every packing list for every event starts with these 10 items and a little common sense that grows with experience.

  1. A pocketknife or multi-tool can be handy in a wide variety of situations.
  Don’t forget to first earn your Totin’ Chip.
  2. A first-aid kit can be a lifesaver. Literally. Reference your scout book:
  • 6 adhesive bandages
  • 2 Sterile 3” x 3” gauze pads
  • A Small roll of adhesive tape
  • Disposable non-latex glove
  • Pencil and paper
  •  3” x 6” piece of moleskin (second skin)
  • Small tube of triple antibiotic ointment
  • Small bar of soap
  • Consider crazy glue, tweezers, scissors, and tissues.
  3. Bring extra clothing to match the weather. Multiple layers are better than a single massive jacket, because layered clothing is adaptable to a wide range of temperatures.
  4. Rain gear is very important. Coat your shoes with a water guard spray.
  5. A flashlight is important for finding your way in the dark, -no really.
  6. Water can prevent dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
In cold weather, slip your water into a sock to help keep it from freezing.
  7. Matches and/or a fire starter may be used to light fires for heat, or for signaling for help.
  8. Sun protection might include sunblock, sunglasses, lip balm and a hat to fit the conditions.
  9. Mess kit – Made from home items and bought from the Scout Shop.
  10. Map and/or Compass if in the “back Country”.

For only 1 night:

cut clothing list in half!

September - October

Boy Scout Troop 715

  Meets at:  Trinity U.M. Church, 832 E. Center St.

  Time: 7:00 to 8:00 PM

  When - Monday's (when school is in session or unless notified otherwise)​  


  Scoutmaster- Richard McCleary (1977 to Present)

  Contact info - 

  Phone - 310-977-2771

Page Contains: Camping Clothing List,  10 Essentials,  Fund-raising Policies, and Bake Sale "How to"

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Troop 715 Misc. Information

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