Equipment List

Equipment list and recommended stores

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Three Season Camping Personal Equipment list

  • Backpack or Duffle Bag

  • Sleeping bag with dry compression sack (rated for ~20 degrees)

  • Stuff sacks (for organization)

  • Insulated sleeping pad (Inflatable or closed cell foam)

  • Hiking boots - WATERPROOF

  • Camp Shoes - Closed Toe ONLY - Sneakers, Crocs, etc.

  • Clothes - NO COTTON

    • Synthetic or woolen socks (2-3)

    • Synthetic undergarments

    • Scout or hiking pants (zip off legs optional)

    • Shorts (1)

    • Wicking short sleeve shirts (2)

    • Wicking long sleeve shirts (2)

    • Fleece Jacket, sweater or other outer layer (still cool at night)

    • Warm hats and gloves (2)

    • Warm Cap for sleeping

  • Mess­ kit with cup, bowl and utensils (knife, spoon, fork or spork)

  • Water Bottle (At least one 1 liter Nalgene - wide mouth only!)

  • Raincoat

  • Good headlamp with extra batteries

  • Pocketknife (If Totin’ Chip certified)

  • Toiletries, Toothbrush/toothpaste, Hand sanitizer

  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Bug Spray

  • Personal first aid kit

  • Scout Handbook, Cover and Pen

Download this Equipment Checklist

Places to buy gear

  • Eastern Mountain Sports - 753 Donald Lynch Blvd, Marlborough, MA 01752

  • REI - 375 Cochituate Rd, Framingham, MA 01701 (returnable for 1 yr w/ receipt & packaging)

  • New England Scout Store - 23 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

  • (affordable but buy brand names)

Buying gear

  • If you have any questions, ASK a Scoutmaster or Senior Scout

  • The ratings of sleeping bag temperatures varies widely - ask store personnel

Remember, there is no bad weather - only BAD GEAR

Visit the New England Scout Store

23 Turnpike Rd in Southborough (located on Rt. 9 Westbound in Southboro, Brickyard Plaza in with the Subway) to get a Scout Handbook, uniform shirt, dark green epaulettes and scout pants.


  1. Raincoat and rain pants are mandatory (NO ponchos)

  2. Bathing suite

  3. BASE LAYERS (see samples online )

  4. Water shoes

  5. Pair of dry shoes/boots at camp

  6. Fishing rod (optional)


  1. Backpacks are MANDATORY

  2. WATERPROOF hiking boots

If you have any questions please contact the Patrol Advisor/s.