Camping 101

Pack 9's camping style is family friendly! A parent or guardian must camp with his or her Scout. Siblings are welcome. You never have to go too far from your car to reach the campsites that Pack 9 frequents. If you've never camped before or if it's been a long time, pack families with camping experience are more than happy to help you figure out what to bring.

The Pack covers site costs and most activity fees, while individual families pay for admission to state parks ($5/person 13 years old or older, or by using the Texas State Parks Pass). At most campouts, each family brings its own meals, though some dens like to plan a joint meal (dinner or breakfast). Others like to decide ahead of time who will bring smore ingredients and the all-important coffee.

If the campsite is not too far away and you can't stay overnight, you and your Scout can come out for the afternoon, dinner and campfire, or join the Pack on Sunday morning.

The following "Cub Scout Outdoor Essentials" list is from the Boy Scouts of America, who says, "The following items should be available for each Cub Scout on an outdoor trip. Consider a small fanny pack or similar bag to organize the items and make them easy to carry without interfering with normal activities:"

• First aid kit
• Water bottle
• Flashlight
• Trail food
• Sunscreen
• Whistle

Overnighter Gear
• Tent or tarp, poles, and stakes
• Ground cloth
• Sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress or pad
• Rain gear
• Warm jacket, sweatshirt, sweatpants
• Cup, bowl, knife, fork, spoon, mesh bag
• Insect repellent
• Extra clothing
• Toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, washcloth, towel, comb
• Scout uniform
• Change of clothes
• Durable shoes
• Hat or cap

Optional Items
• Camera
• Binoculars
• Sunglasses
• Notebook and pencil
• Nature books
• Swimsuit, bath towel, water shoes
• Fishing gear
• Lantern, Camp stove and cooking implements, dishpan and clean-up items

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