Summer Camp

By , November 6, 2009 6:01 pm

What to bring to Camp:

  • Completed BSA Health Form (This should have been done prior to arriving at camp)
  • Mosquito netting (Available at the Trading Post)
  • 4-36″ dowels for attaching mosquito netting to bunk (Available at the Trading Post)
  • twine, nylon ties
  • Mosquito repellant (creme or pump spray – no aerosols!)
  • Complete uniform
  • Extra shirts, shorts, socks, jeans, underwear – enough for 1 to 2 changes per day
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Swimming trunks (two pair = 1 to dry + 1 to wear)
  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Sweatsuit/pajamas
  • Sweater/jacket
  • Extra sneakers/shoes
  • Moccasins/slippers
  • Sleeping bag (3 warm blankets are a good alternative)
  • Pillow
  • Mattress cover (twin size works perfectly)
  • Towels/washcloths
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb/brush, shampoo – A Scout is Clean!)
  • Scout Handbook
  • Pen, pencil and paper
  • A few trash bags
  • Flashlight, extra batteries
  • Sunblock
  • Length of rope – 15′ to 20′, and clothes pins
  • Watch
  • OA Sash if Order of the Arrow member
  • Pocket knife
  • Swimming Merit Badge clothes (long sleeved cotton shirt with collar, jeans with belt)
  • Pre-Camp Merit Badge requirements
    Note: Please mark all belongings with Scout’s full name and Troop # and town.

What Not to Bring to Camp!

  • Aerosol cans of any type…………….they explode in fires, can cause eye injuries
  • Bows, arrows, ammunition………….camp will provide when needed
  • Sheath knives……………………………not approved for Scout Camps
  • Any other weapon……………………..should not be needed in Camp
  • Fireworks of any kind ………………..fire/safety hazard, illegal in Massachusetts
  • Illegal drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs in improperly/unmarked c
  • Double bit axes
  • Cigarette lighters
  • Traps
  • Televisions, boom boxes …………….walkmen are permitted
  • Anything of real or sentimental value

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