Getting Ready to go Camping

Be Prepared with the Right Gear


Tenderfoot Requirement 1aPresent yourself to your leader prepared for an overnight camping trip. Show the personal and camping gear you will use. Show the right way to pack and carry it.

First watch both videos belowThey have slightly different takes and advice.  Both are worth watching.

Then, for a little extra credit, go to the Dan Beard Council' Scouting at Home video on Back Pack Fitting (3-4 Minutes).  There are also lots of helpful on-line lists produced by equipment vendors like REI and EMS and organizations like the Adirondack (ADK) and Appalachian (AMC) mountain clubs.

Finally, look at Troop 51 Fayetteville's  printable year round packing lists to see how equipment needs can vary by season and destination.