Summer Weekend

Please only bring old clothes, and remember that it still gets cold at night, and is likely to rain at some point knowing our luck!

Essential Clothing

  • 2 Shirts
  • 2 Jumpers
  • 2 Pairs of Trousers (not jeans, which are useless in wet weather)
  • 2 Pairs of Socks
  • 2 Changes of Underwear
  • Waterproofs (both tops and trousers – these should look “shiny” and not just be “quick-drying”. Without suitable waterproofs, your scout will not be able to take part in some activities – the risk of hypothermia is too great)
  • Hiking Boots and/or waterproof strong trainers – if we are outside Hampshire, then the footwear MUST have ankle support – football trainers won’t work – to give an idea of the kind of terrain we walk up – we walked up the valley in the pic at the bottom of this page
  • Spare Trainers
  • Sun hat
  • Swimming stuff (if you’ve been told there’s a swimming activity)
  • Working bike & helmet, ideally with spare inner tube (if you’ve been told there’s a biking activity)

Sleeping Kit

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Pyjamas

Essential Kit

  • Plate, Bowl & Mug
  • Knife, Fork and Spoon
  • 2 Old Tea Towels
  • Sun cream
  • Water bottle – ideally 1.5 litres, but must be at least 1 litre
  • Wash Kit
  • Towel
  • Torch
  • Spare torch batteries
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes etc.
  • Medicines – if necessary
  • Ruck-sack – big enough for lunch and taking waterproofs
  • Camp chair
  • Insect repellent
  • Watch – no 5am wakeups!


  • Penknife
  • Frisbee/similar games
  • Cake to share (hand in at start – no hoarding in the tent!)

Please leave at home

  • Phones
  • Electronic items
  • Anything easily breakable

Places with Scout discounts for buying stuff