BSA Troop 368

Farmington Presbyterian Church
Germantown, Tennessee

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Camping & Outdoor Activities

Objectives of Troop 368 Outdoor Activities

The outdoor program of camping and hiking is the heart of Scouting, and is one of Scouting’s eight methods. Troop 368 plans a variety of overnight experiences, conducted on a monthly basis year round, in all weather.

The primary objectives of a Troop 368 outdoor experience are to:

  • Provide experiences and skill learning opportunities in an outdoor environment.
  • Ensure the safety and health of all participants during the activity.

  • Practice Leave No Trace camping that leaves the surroundings in a better condition than the Troop found them.

  • Have fun.

Recommended List for a Typical Weekend Campout

Use common sense along with this list. Always bring at least one complete change of EVERYTHING, and several pairs of socks. You DON’T need expensive equipment; much can be homemade or improvised. ASK the uniformed leaders for ideas.

ESSENTIALS
  • backpack OR duffel bag
  • personal first aid kit
  • rain jacket OR poncho
CLOTHING
  • small bags for ALL gear in pack (home-made nylon, cloth, plastic, etc.)
  • extra pairs of socks
  • hiking boots (in summer) and extra pairs of shoes (tennis shoes as extra pair are OK)
  • extra t-shirts and underpants
  • two pairs of pants (anything but jeans)
  • sweatshirt, windbreaker, or jacket (weather appropriate)
  • hat with sun visor
EATING
  • full water bottle (1 liter, wide mouth)
  • fork/spoon/utensils
  • mess kit
OVERNIGHT GEAR
  • sleeping bag (3-season (20°F) or add a couple of extra blankets)
  • sleeping bag liner (for winter camping; polar fleece or flannel; home-made)
  • waterproof stuff sack for sleeping bag
  • sleeping/ground pad
  • flashlight (good AA size or small C size)
PERSONAL ITEMS
  • toilet paper (in waterproof bag) & "pooper scooper" plastic hiker’s trowel
  • soap / comb / toothbrush / toothpaste / hand towel
  • Chap-stick / sunscreen
  • insect repellent
OTHER ESSENTIALS
  • pen or pencil & paper
  • Scout Handbook
  • Compass
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch
  • 2 to 3 plastic trash bags (for trash clean-up, storing wet gear, keeping the driver’s floor clean on the way home)
  • Any medications or special needs MUST be brought to the attention of the Scoutmaster

Upcoming Campouts

  • Fri, April 26, 2019 5:00 PM
    Camp Courier

Camping Photos 

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Updated on: Thu, December 28, 2017
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