STANDARD CAR CAMP PACK LIST----JOSHUA TREE

BY: ROBERT J. McCLURE

****---CLOTHING---****

___ *UNDERWEAR AT LEAST 2

___ *SOCKS AT LEAST 3 PAIR

___ *TROOP T-SHIRTS AT LEAST TWO

___ *SHORTS FOR DAY TIME ACTIVITIES

___ *LONG PANT / SWEATS IT DOES GET COOL AT NIGHT

___ *LIGHT JACKET / SWEATER

___ *GLOVES WORK OR GARDENING GLOVES

___ *RAIN GEAR YOU MIGHT NEED

___ *HAT REQUIRED

___ *SHOES AND HIKING BOOTS TWO PAIR A MUST, BOOTS RECOMMENDED

___ *PAJAMAS OR SOMETHING COOL TO SLEEP IN

****---PERSONAL EQUIPMENT---****

___ *TEN ESSENTIALS REQUIRED

___ *FLASHLIGHT MAKE SURE IT WORKS

___ *EXTRA FRESH BATTERIES & LIGHT BULB BE PREPARED

___ *SUN PROTECTION MINIMUM 30 spf

___ *2 CANTEENS OR WATER BOTTLES WIDE-MOUTH BACKPACK TYPE, REQUIRED

___ *FIRST AID KIT SMALL PERSONAL KIT

___ *POCKETKNIFE NO SHEATH KNIVES, ONLY SWISS-ARMY OR LOCK BLADE 6" MAX

___ *TOTIN' CHIP OR WILLINGNESS TO EARN IT

___ *CUP, BOWL, FORK, SPOON

___ *SOAP / WASHCLOTH / FACE TOWEL

___ *TOOTHBRUSH/TOOTHPASTE

___ *COMB/HAIRBRUSH

___ *KLEENEX AT LEAST ONE BOX HELPFUL

___ *SHAVING GEAR IF APPLICABLE

___ *WATCH

___ *SUNGLASSES/EYEGLASSES DEFINTELY

___ *PILLOW

___ *SLEEPING BAG AND/OR BLANKETS

___ *FOAM PAD / INSILITE PAD / CAMP REST

___ *EXTRA SHEET NICE AND COOL IF WEATHER IS REALLY HOT

___ *SCOUTBOOK REQUIRED AND DO NOT FORGET

___ *NOTEBOOK AND PEN / PENCIL ESSENTIAL

___ *50 FT CORD / ROPE & CLOTHES PINS

___ *INSECT REPELLENT

___ *CHAPSTICK MUST

****---EXTRAS---****

___ *CAMERA AND FILM IF YOU WANT, NOT REQUIRED

___ *SPENDING MONEY ITíS A LONG TRIP, YOU MIGHT STOP

___ *BINOCULARS

___ *BIBLE OR PRAYER BOOK SMALL AND/OR PAPERBACK BEST

___ *CAMP CHAIR ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE A GOOD PLACE TO SIT

****---NEWS & NOTES---****

*All personal gear should be packed in a duffel bag. This makes it much easier to stow gears in cars.

*Full Scout Uniform is NOT to be brought as it is of no use on regular outings.

*With the high temperatures it is essential you drink water whenever you have the chance. The daytime temperature will be high and we will not hesitate to sit down any scout who might not be drinking enough water. Soda does not replace water, it further dehydrates you.

*Rock climbing and rappelling is hard on the body and the clothing. I recommend a good pair of jeans or camouflage (BDU) pants. Shorts may be worn, but I recommend pants to avoid scrapped knees. Also, a good pair of gloves is required (the heavy duty work type). The Troop has gloves if you donít. A hat is an absolute must. You may want to bring your bike helmet for rappelling, as all Scouts are required to wear a helmet while climbing and rappelling.

*A good jacket is needed, as it can get windy at night. While it may not be too cold, the wind chill can eat away at you.

*Pack your flashlight near the top of your bag or bring it with you in the car. We will arrive well after dark and it is VERY dark out there. Do yourself a favor and have some light at your disposal.