What should my son bring on the outing?

For overnight outings, an equipment list is available on the web site and through the troop. Boys should follow the list closely, and bring all of the items without bringing any extra.   Even on trips that don't involve backpacking, it can be a hike from the car to the campsite, and tents are not very large.  Excess gear will make your son very uncomfortable and unhappy.   Before trips in the "bad weather" season from October through March, older scouts in your son's patrol will conduct "gear checks" for your son to help make sure he has the gear he needs.

 

In addition to gear, your son should also bring some money for fast food stops en route to and from the destination.