Be Prepared! Packing for Camp

While at camp, Scouts stay in two-person canvas wall tents on wooden platforms. Each camper will have a bunk and mattress. Any specialized equipment needed for specific activities is provided. Scouts will be responsible for their own personal clothing and equipment. Please make sure that all personal items are labeled with the individual’s name and hometown. This makes it much easier to identify lost items.

Items each camper should bring to camp include:

  • Scout uniform
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • T-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Rugged pants
  • Sneakers
  • Sturdy shoes or boots
  • Sweater and/or jacket
  • Swim suit
  • Poncho or rain gear
  • Old clothes and shoes (for muck walk)
Camping Gear
  • Sleeping bag or blankets
  • Sheet, pillow, pillowcase
  • Ground cloth
  • Mattress cover
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Compass
  • Pocketknife
  • Canteen or water bottle
  • Twine or rope
  • Beach towel
  • Scout Handbook
Toilet Kit
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Soap & container
  • Shampoo
  • Bath towel & wash cloth
  • Deodorant
  • Comb, brush. mirror
  • Handkerchiefs or bandanas
Suggested Items
  • Spending money
  • Mosquito netting & poles
  • Pen, pencil, notebook
  • Anything needed for merit badge work (see merit badge comments)
  • Insect repellent (no aerosol cans please)
  • Camera and film

  • Musical instrument

  • Bible or prayer book
  • Sewing kit

  • Fishing pole & tackle
  • Sunglasses

  • Hat or visor

  • Sunscreen

  • Sports equipment

  • Board/card games

Items you should NOT bring to camp with you include:

  • Cell phones
  • Portable CD or MP3 players without head- phones
  • Computers/Video Games
  • Alchohol or tobacco
  • Personal firearms
  • Anything of value that may be damaged by being outside

Campers are responsible for their personal possessions.  Lost & found items may be turned in and retrieved at the Administration Building.  Heart of New England Council and Camp Wanocksett are not responsible for lost, stolen, or missing items.