Kit List for Scout Camps

Suggested Kit

If your child is attending a camp, you will receive a specific kit list. However, the following is a guideline of what will be needed on most camps. Basic items (highlighted), if looked after, can be used throughout Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and beyond. 

Packing the Rucksack

Travel in uniform shirt (unless otherwise stated) and neckerchief, long trousers, walking shoes / boots.

The following kit is in addition to clothing being worn to the site. All kit should be packed in a rucksack (65-80litre) / large holdall, and a day sack. Roll mat may be secured to outside of bag / carried separately in case of need. It’s a good idea to put a bin bag or rubble sack in the rucksack first for extra waterproofing.

  • Sleeping bag (minimum 2 season) and optional travel pillow
  • Roll Mat  (foam or self-inflating)
  • Camp Blanket (optional – although needed for winter camps and great for sewing on a growing collection of badges)
  • Warm hat AND sun hat (a warm hat is useful when sleeping in shelters even in summer)
  • Waterproof jacket AND trousers.
  • Warm jumpers/ hoodies / fleeces
  • T-shirts / shirts / thin long sleeved tops
  • Long trousers / jogging bottoms
  • In addition to walking shoes or boots worn to site, option to bring pair of trainers. No open toe shoes (flip flops / crocs) please for safety.
  • Pyjamas (or additional t-shirt and shorts)
  • Underwear
  • Socks. When wearing walking boots we recommend wearing 2 pairs of socks – thin cotton pair under with thicker hiking socks over.
  • Personal wash kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush & paste, comb / hairbrush, optional flannel)
  • Towel (microfibre towels are ideal as they pack small and dry quickly)
  • Plastic or enamel plate, bowl and mug, plus cutlery and tea towel in a bag
  • Water bottle
  • Torch with new batteries inserted, and spare set of batteries
  • Sun cream, optional insect repellent
  • Bag for dirty washing
  • Day sack (small rucksack c15litre)

Scouts should pack their own bags (so they know what they have brought!). Parent involvement is expected please to ensure scouts do not bring mobile phones, i-pads, electronic games or other electronic devices – these are easily damaged, dropped or soaked & we cannot take any responsibility for these items.


Some stores, such as GO Outdoors, offer Scouts discount.

Various Camp Kit Lists which can be downloaded.

Tawd Vale

Activity Camp.

Winter Camp

Group Camp 2023