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Boy Scout Troop 505
(Puyallup, Washington)
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Scout Basic Essentials (10 Essentials)

  1. Pocketknife
  2. Rain Gear
  3. Trail Food
  4. Flashlight
  5. Extra Clothing
  6. First-Aid Kit
  7. Sun Protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, lip balm containing sunscreen)
  8. Map and Compass
  9. Matches and Fire Starters
  10. Water bottle

Also recommended:
  • Insect Repellent
  • Whistle
  • Water Treatment Tablets
  • Other items might be considered essentials, depending on your destination, the length of your trip, and the season.

Note: The Scout Basic Essentials can be found in the Camping (Personal Camping Gear Checklist) and Hiking sections of the Boy Scout Handbook.