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Equipment

Troop Meeting Equipment 

  • Class A Uniform
  • Boy Scout Handbook, pen or pencil, and paper – bring these to all Scout events!

Overnight Campout Equipment 

Troop meeting equipment plus:

  • Clothing appropriate to the weather. Anticipate plus or minus 20 degrees from the forecast.
  • Sleeping bag (3 lb. or 3-l/2 lb. for spring, summer and fall. Heavier for winter)
  • Ground cloth or pad (e.g. Thermarest or Ridgerest) to provide insulation from the ground.
  • Pillow
  • Pack gear in a soft bag or a tote. Please do not bring camp boxes or suitcases on monthly camp-outs.
  • Clothes:
    • Class B Uniform
    • T-shirt(s)
    • Sweatshirt or hoodie
    • Jeans/pants or shorts
    • PJs – top, bottom & socks
    • Long sleeve shirt
    • Underwear
    • Socks
  • Poncho or rain suit
  • Boots (waterproofed with Camp Dry or similar). Tennis shoes are not recommended.
  • Mess kit (individual) or plastic bowl and cup. Knife, fork and spoon.
  • Canteen or water bottle
  • Compass
  • Scout pocket knife (no longer than three inches, and no sheath knives)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries and bulb, or wind-up
  • Toilet kit (toothpaste, brush, soap and towel)
  • Bug repellent and sun screen

Optional Camping Equipment 

  • Backpack (Third-Year Scouts and above)
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Thermal Blanket (may be used when the sleeping bag is too light for the weather)
  • Troop-approved camp box with lock (for summer camp only)
  • Collapsible stool without a back. (Only adults Eagle Scouts, and Life Scouts can use chairs with backs!)
  • Food money, when appropriate

Cold Weather Camping

Cold weather camping guide

Places to buy equipment 

Official Scout equipment 

10210 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64131-4212
816-942-9333
1-800-776-1110
816-942-8086 (Fax)
hoac-bsa@bsamail.org

Class B Uniforms 

Class B Uniforms are sold by the troop at troop meetings.

Camping equipment 

  • Mass retailers like Target and Wal-Mart carry basic camping equipment such as sleeping bags, rain gear, etc.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shops offer a larger selection and have more high-end gear.
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