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10 Essential Items for Camping

Any time a Scout goes on a camping trip or hike, he should always be prepared by
carrying the following ten essential items in his pack. These essentials will allow a
scout to survive in the outdoors in most emergency situations.
  1. Pocketknife (when you complete Totin’ Chip training)
  2. First aid kit
  3. Extra clothing
  4. Rain gear
  5. Water bottle (1 liter)
  6. Flashlight or headlamp
  7. Trail food
  8. Matches/Fire starter (when you complete Firem’n Chit training)
  9. Sun protection
  10. Map and compass
Recommendation beyond the Ten:
  • Insect repellant
  • Toilet paper (small roll)
  • Whistle