Backpack Check List for Scouts
Troop 135, Santa Rosa, CA
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Boy Scout Troop 135 Introduction and Policies Bill Cumming email@example.com 02/13/2008
[_] This three sided check box indicates an item or standard that is required for remote backpack trips.
_ This underscore indicates a recommended, optional or special case item. Special cases are noted.
[_] Repackage items that come in large packages. Instead of bringing 100’ of duct tape, wrap 10’ around a bottle. Instead
of bringing a 100 serving box of pancake mix, measure out the servings actually needed into a zip lock bag, write on the bag the
type and amount of the contents, and write the amounts of other ingredients that should be mixed in before cooking the contents.
[_] Use zipper lock freezer bags as organizers. Anything that could leak should be in a zip lock.
[_] As you pack items, check that the owner’s name is on everything possible in indelible marker.
Clothing to wear or pack for trips of 1 to 3 nights (longer trips will be customized):
[_] hiking boots (with ankle support, treads, & cushion sole)
[_] 2 sock liners (polypropylene/thermax/equivalent )
[_] 2 medium weight hiking socks (wool/synthetic)
[_] thermal underwear top and bottom (polypro/thermax
or equivalent is OK. Cotton is not OK. Pack in zip-lock)
[_] waterproof hooded jacket (PVC or urethane coated
nylon shell jackets are the most common. Goretex is good.
Ponchos and single layer plastic coats are unacceptable.)
[_] water-resistant pants (nylon shell or coated nylon rain
pants are OK. Jeans or cotton sweats are NOT OK.)
[_] T-shirt (T-shirt with scout compatible pattern. Wicking
synthetic is good. Cotton is OK. Troop-T is always OK.)
[_] medium weight sweater (synthetic fleece/wool)
[_] 2 pairs of underwear (or built-in mesh briefs)
_ uniform (Check with Scoutmaster. Troop-T or uniform shirt
may be required. Complete uniform for Council Events.)
IF warm/hot add;
[_] light hiking shorts / pants (breathable)