What to bring

Camp Pioneer provides a 2-man canvas wall tent on a wooden platform and an army-style cot for campers and leaders.   Each campsite is equipped with a latrine, as well as a central pavilion for troop activities.

Below are suggestions on additional items you should consider bringing to Camp.


Troop Equipment To Bring To Camp

  • Troop Flag and U.S. Flag
  • Troop library books: Scout Song Book, Scout Handbooks,
  • Merit Badge pamphlets
  • Troop Record Book (for recording advancement and other Scout records)
  • Clothing marker pen
  • Props for favorite stunts and skits
  • Assorted hand tools for camp projects
  • Knot ropes
  • Water cooler
  • Your best troop spirit and enthusiasm

 

Patrol Equipment To Bring To Camp

  • Patrol flags
  • Progress records for each Scout
  • Patrol and troop leadership handbook
  • Patrol Log Book (keep the log going each year)
  • Overnight hike equipment (individual mess gear, canteen, etc.)
  • Props for stunts and skits
  • First aid kit
  • Compass
  • Mirror
  • Your best patrol spirit and enthusiasm

 

 

Suggested Items for Unit Leader to Bring To Camp

  • Camp Leader’s Guide
  • Complete roster of all Scouts and leaders.
  • Address and phone numbers of parents on vacation!
  • Stapler and thumbtacks for bulletin board
  • Magic markers (red, blue, black, green)
  • Alarm clock
  • Polyethylene sheets (for numerous uses)
  • Cash box
  • Folding chair and table
  • The Scoutmaster Handbook
  • Advancement objectives
  • Troop program ideas and reference materials
  • Skill training equipment
  • COPIES OF MEDICAL RECORD AND EVALUATION FORMS FOR EACH SCOUT AND LEADER (THE FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN AND THE MEDICAL RECORD SIDE MUST BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED BY PARENT OR GUARDIAN).   THE CAMP MUST ALSO HAVE A COPY OF ALL PERSONAL/FAMILY INSURANCE CARDS ATTACHED TO THE PHYSICAL FORM.

All equipment should be packed and clearly marked with the owner’s name and troop number.

 

Individual Equipment Checklist

The following is a suggested personal equipment list.  It is not exhaustive.

  • Scout Uniform
  • Shoes, 2 pairs (all shoes must be closed-toe)
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Underwear
  • Jeans and shorts, at least 2 pairs (One pair of jeans is needed for Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge.)
  • Towels and washcloth
  • T-shirts, at least 3 or purchase at camp
  • Suitable knapsack or box for storage of clothing
  • Socks, at least 6 pairs
  • Carabiner or clip for camp mug
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Swimsuit
  • Jacket or sweatshirt
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Cup or water bottle
  • Pocket knife (NOT a sheath knife) with blade not to exceed 3.5 inches
  • Bedding, pillow, and ground cloth
  • Flashlight and compass
  • Scout Handbook
  • Toilet articles (toothbrush, mirror, soap, deodorant, shampoo, comb, etc.)
  • Additional items as desired: camera, fishing tackle, Bible, canteen, etc.
  • Backpack for Rich Mountain hike
  • Boots that lace above the ankles are required for the Rich Mountain Hike. Boots must be broken in. (High top sneakers are not acceptable!)