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Remember to Read your Fieldbook for Canadian Scouting page 149- 155. Wear loose fitting clothing in layers so that you can adjust your level of warmth to temperature and activity. Use this list as a guide to help you pack. Please label all articles with name.

  • Scout neckerchief and woggle ( leave uniform at home)
  • 2 pair undershorts
  • 2 long sleeve undershirts (polypro or polyester is best)
  • 2- pair long underwear - bottoms
  • 2- heavy shirts or sweat shirts (avoid cotton)
  • 2- sweaters or 1 sweater and vest or polar fleece
  • 2- pair pants (NO JEANS!!!!!)
  • 1 - Pr. sweat pants with nylon shell pants, or ski pants.
  • Winter Jacket - Ski jacket or Parka
  • 4-5 pairs of socks ( wool or wool blend if possible)
  • 2 pairs of mitts or gloves (mitts better). 1 pair "Magic" gloves
  • 2 hats/toques (If you insist bringing your baseball cap or ski band make it 2 toques and 1 ball cap or ski band.)
  • 1 Scarf or "neck gaiter"
  • sleep wear ( PJ's or track pants with shirt -DON'T SLEEP IN THE SAME CLOTHES YOU WORE ALL DAY.)
  • Raincoat (Yes - lightweight raincoat or precut garbage bag with plastic rain hat)
  • Winter boots
  • 1 spare pair of boot liners ( look for label that says at least 50% wool; the best are 75% wool/ 25% polypropylene)
  • Handkerchief

Label with adhesive or duct tape or engrave with name

  • Plate and bowl
  • Cup (not metal & preferably insulated type)
  • Knife, fork and spoon set

Please label everything.

  • Soap in container
  • Toothbrush/ toothpaste (You do use this at camp. Right?)
  • Wash cloth and Towel


  • Winter sleeping bag or two summer bags with a wool blanket
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries or spares
  • Sunglasses !!! Yes, very important
  • Lip Balm
  • Emergency Kit
  • Sunscreen (yes, suncreen!!!)
  • Freeze proof canteen or small plastic water bottle
  • Assortment of plastic grocery bags
  • Scout Knife (Remember to bring your permit)
  • Notebook & pencil
  • Campfire Blanket

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Other Winter Camping Resources:

Winter Camp Kim's Game
Winter Camp Kim's Game

Dog Sled Plans
Dog Sled Plans

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Page last revised Monday September 10, 2012.