What to Pack for Summer Camp

Personal Gear:
• Field Uniform(Class A) and Activity uniform(Class B)
• 1 pair of sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support
• 1 pair of tennis shoes
• 5 blank or Scouting related T-shirts
• 1 pair of pants or jeans, 5 pairs of shorts, and belt
• 1 long sleeve shirt and 1 sweatshirt (valuable for camp honors)
• Underwear/socks (1 week worth)
• Personal mess kit and eating utensils
• Personal hygiene items
• Shower shoes, 2 towels, and swim suit
• Flashlight and pocketknife
• Spending money($10-20)
• 3’ whipped knot rope (for Dining Hall traditions)
• fishing pole, camera (optional)
• Scout Handbook and merit badge prerequisites (Merit Badge books are available at camp)
• rain gear, sun screen, and insect repellent
• closed toe water shoes (Waterfront activities)
• Pipestone wood (if applicable)
• Mattress (Optional) youth campers, including Senior Patrol Leaders, will not be provided with mattresses
• Personal time device (watch)
• Pad or plastic to cover spring or wooden bunk
• sleeping bag and backpack
• notebook, writing utensils, envelopes, and stamps(optional)
• blank or Scouting related hat
NOTE: Do NOT bring food or electronic devices. Sheath knives, Airsoft equipment, personal rifles, bows, shotguns, paintball guns, paintballs and ammunition are not to be brought to camp.

Pipestone Wood: No Scouts will receive final Pipestone approval until ALL Scouts have collected their wood. Scouts need approximately 2 paper boxes full of 12-inch long, barkless, straight sticks. Each stick must be no thicker than the boy’s thumb and no thinner than his pinky finger. Scouts have seen examples and been provided with two organized opportunities to collect wood.

You must bring a completed BSA medical form with you to camp. Printable BSA forms can be obtained at www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/ahmr.aspx

Instructions for Purchasing Summer Camp Merit Badge Materials

1. Go to www.buckeyecouncil.org
2. On the left side of the screen, click on “Camping/Outdoor Pgm.”
3. Under “Scout Camping,” click on “Boy Scout Summer Camp.”
4. Click “Pre Camp Sale.”
5. Select the items necessary for your Scout’s merit badges, such as “Basketry Merit Badge Kit” or “Archery Merit Badge materials,” etc.
6. On the next screen, there will be a space to choose “Week Attending.” BE SURE TO CHOOSE “WEEK 6.”
7. The unit number is 5038.
8. The materials will be ready for your Scout at camp.

Summer Camp Requirements

We leave for Summer Camp in 6 days. Do you
1) have your Pipestone wood approved?
2) have your physical form signed and submitted to troop leadership?
3) have your merit badge prerequisites completed and signed off by the Scoutmaster?
4) pre-purchased your merit badge materials if needed? (See above post for instructions.)
5)have a good start on packing for camp? (NO FOOD) (See above post for information.)
6)have your camp fee paid?

Remember that any Scout who does not have a signed physical form submitted to troop leadership will NOT be permitted to enter camp, as per camp regulations.


Adults and Scouts are urgently needed to work the Eat Stand Friday, June 22 from 4:00 p.m.-midnight, and Saturday, June 23 4:00 p.m.-midnight. Shifts can be partial or the full night. The troop is being paid for our services.