Weekend Kit List


  • Please pack kit into a hold-all style bag – these are much easier than rucksacks as they’re easy for beavers to get things in & out.
  • Please involve your beaver with the packing so they know where everything is.
  • Please make sure EVERYTHING is named.
  • Old clothes that will get muddy and may get damaged are best!
  • Feel free to bring more stuff than this list.

Essential clothing:

  • Beaver jumper & necker – please wear on arrival
  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 jumpers
  • 2 pairs of trousers – not jeans as they’re useless when wet
  • 2 changes of underwear
  • Waterproof tops
  • Waterproof bottoms
  • Trainers
  • Welly-boots (and thick socks if needed)
  • Sun hat

Sleeping kit:

  • Roll mat – either the foam ones or a self-inflating style roll mat.  Definitely NOT air-mattresses or camping beds – they’re too big
  • Sleeping bag – and please show your beaver how to use it
  • Blanket (unless it’s summer-term)
  • Pillow – home one will be best, if it can get muddy!
  • Pyjamas
  • Book or equivalent to keep them quiet at 5am if they wake up
  • Optional – 2-4 player games for if they wake up at 6am and really don’t stay in their tent!

Camping kit:

  • 2 old tea-towels
  • Sun cream
  • Water bottle – at least 1 litre
  • Wash kit (predominantly toothbrush & toothpaste – having an actual shower is very unlikely!)
  • Towel
  • Torch – ideally LED head-torch with fresh batteries
  • Bin-bag for wet clothes
  • Medicines – in labeled bag with instructions, given to leader on arrival
  • Watch – let’s hope no 5am wake-ups!
  • Teddy – everyone brings one so those who need it don’t feel they’re the odd-one-out

Leave at home:

  • Anything electrical – including mobile phones
  • Anything valuable (other than your child!!)
  • Anything easily breakable
  • Food/sweets – but feel free to bring a cake to share with everyone – hand in to leaders at start – but this is totally optional!
  • Pen knife, matches, etc
  • Money

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