Troop Camping Equipment List




This list has evolved over the years from a list I originally found in an old Boy Scout Handbook. It is designed for a troop of from 7 - 14 girls so you may want to adjust quantities accordingly. It is also designed to cover all possibilities, so you will only need to take those items needed by your menu or type of camping. It is intended to cover primitive as well as cabin camping. If you are cabin camping at a Girl Scout camp there are a lot of items you won't need.

Essentials first aid kit
weather radio
medical forms - originals (to be held by the leader)
cooler
ice for cooler
car folders (one per car transporting girls)
- - medical form (copies) one for each girl in the car
- - permission slips - one for each girl in the car - have emergency contact numbers
- - map + directions
camp paperwork
list of emergency contact phone numbers
kaper chart
menu w/ recipes
schedule of activities
lantern
masking tape
Sharpie marker
string
duct tape

Cleaning Supplies/Paper Goods
paper towels (2+ rolls)
wash tubs (3)
toilet paper (1 pkg)
clothes line/clothes pins
napkins (1 pkg)
Pine-Sol
sandwich baggies
disinfectant spray cleaner
aluminum foil
hand soap (1 or 2 pumps)
plastic wrap
handwashing station(s)(made from empty milk jug - directions will be posted later)
scouring powder
bleach - for sanitizing final dishwashing rinse water
dish soap
table cloth + clamps
scouring pads
trash bags

Fire
matches
barbeque scrubber(s)
firestarters
hatchet
charcoal
roasting sticks
wood
extra bandannas
fire bucket
extra ponytail holders
long tongs
shovel
long pancake turner
rake
tarp for woodpile
camp stove
small tarp for windbreak
whet stone

Kitchen Equipment
can opener
measuring spoons
punch can opener/bottle opener
frying pan
pots and pans with lids
large pan for boiling dish water
kettle
strainer
dutch oven
small sharp knives in storage cover*
large spoon
large sharp knife in storage cover*
Koolaid jug
bread knife in storage cover*
slotted spoon
pancake turner
ladle
mixing bowls w/lids (will be used for storage of leftovers)
salad servers
serving platter
dish towels
large container that seals for GORP (Trail Mix)
dish cloths
measuring cups
hotpads/oven mitts
large fork
peeler
apple slicers
cutting board
* A good storage cover for a sharp knife can be made from two empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls cut to fit. Staple the ends of the two rolls shut, then slide one into the other. You will need to crush the open end of one roll slightly to get it to slide into the other one. The sharp knife/knives can then be put in the case which is held shut by a strong rubber band placed around the case lengthwise.

Food
salt and pepper
hot cocoa mix
tea/coffee/sugar
Koolaid
bread
peanut butter
jelly
The last three things go along on all camping trips. If a girl does not like what is served she can have PB&J and won't go hungry. Be careful about nut allergies, though!

Rainy Day Box
Twister
craft books - Beadie Critters, etc., whatever ths girls like to do.
cards
game books
plastic lace
beads
scissors
floss
knot ropes
compass game cards
trail sign cards

Tent Camping
tents
water jugs
tent poles
tent patching kit
tent pegs + extras
extra rope
mallets
dustpan
broom/whisk broom
big water cooler
filter for dishwater - sieve lined w/ cheesecloth
bulletin board

Other
songbooks
ball(s) and frisbee(s)
notebooks
field guides/star chart
craft supplies (if a craft is planned)
shower curtain (to protect craft table)
pencils
lawn chairs (for adults)
dining fly




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