Packing checklist for boys
on a summer BACKPACK trip

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In addition to patrol gear, each person on the backpack trip in his personal gear...
MUST have: SHOULD have: MIGHT want:
__ backpack with good hip belt
__ pack cover (garbarge bag okay)
__ sleeping bag
__ Boy Scout shirt
__ Troop 72 "Activity" shirt
__ rain coat or poncho
__ sweatshirt or light jacket
__ sandals or aqua-shoes
__ shorts
__ extra socks (polypro/wool)
__ extra underwear
__ plate, bowl, cup
__ knife, fork, spoon
__ insect repellent
__ sun screen
__ water bottles (at least 2 liters)
__ toothbrush, toothpaste
__ first aid kit
__ flashlight
__ toilet paper
__ tent (allocated by patrol)
__ food (allocated by patrol)
__ cooking gear (allocated by patrol)
__ snack for first night
__ spare parts for backpack
__ Scout Handbook (in ziploc)
__ garbage bag for boots outside tent
__ matches, firestarters
__ swimsuit, towel
__ sleeping pad
__ leather gloves
__ hat
__ long pants (bugs)
__ sunglasses
__ compass
__ jackknife
__ rope
__ hand sanitizer
__ pillowcase
__ trekking poles
__ sheet
__ rain pants
__ camp stool
__ watch
__ camera
__ book
__ magazine
__ deck of cards
__ woodcarving
__ harmonica
__ frisbee
__ hacky sack
__ juggling stuff

A backpacking trip is a little differerent than other camping trips. With each step on the trail, you will feel the weight of everything you bring, so PACK LIGHT! But each person should still pack at least two liters of water, since we usually don't stop to filter or boil river water until we get to the campsite each night.

When you leave the meeting Monday night, you should have everything you need from the troop and patrol gear. So when we gather to depart for the trip, all we have to do us toss your fully loaded backpack into the van or trailer, and take off!

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