Winter Weekend

Please only bring old clothes, and remember that it’ll most likely be very cold and wet! You must be able to pack your own bag, look after yourself and your stuff!

Essential Clothing

  • Uniform (packed – don’t need to wear it on arrival)
  • 2 Warm Shirts
  • 2 Jumpers
  • 2 Pairs of Trousers (not jeans, which are useless in wet weather)
  • 2 Pairs of Socks
  • 2 Changes of Underwear
  • Warm Coat or Fleece
  • Waterproofs (both jacket AND trousers)
  • Hiking Boots &/or Strong Trainers
  • Spare Trainers
  • Welly boots
  • Warm Hat
  • Gloves

Sleeping Kit

  • Sleeping Bag (Either a 4-season winter bag or two normal bags, one inside the other)
  • Sleeping Mat (or two, to provide extra insulation between the ground and you)
  • Blanket
  • Pyjamas

Essential Kit

  • Plate, Bowl & Mug
  • Knife, Fork and Spoon
  • 2 Old Tea Towels
  • Wash Kit
  • Towel
  • Torch (ideally a LED head torch)
  • Spare Torch Batteries
  • Poly Bag for wet clothes etc.
  • Water bottle (ideally 1.5 litres, but at least 1 litre)
  • Medicines – if necessary
  • Camp chair
  • Small rucksack for day trip


  • Pen Knife
  • Small pillow
  • Watch (to prevent getting up at 5am!)
  • Cake to share is always welcome!

Please leave at home

  • Phones
  • Electronic items
  • Anything easily breakable

Places with Scout discounts for buying stuff